Owen O'Malley

ApacheCon Europe 2009 Speaker

Owen O'Malley is a software architect on Hadoop working for Yahoo's Grid team, which is part of Yahoo's Cloud Computing & Data Infrastructure group. He has been contributing patches to Hadoop since before it was separated from Nutch, and is the chair of the Hadoop Project Management Committee. Before working on Hadoop, he worked on Yahoo Search's WebMap project, which builds a graph of the known web and applies many heuristics to the entire graph that control search. Prior to Yahoo, he wandered between testing (UCI), static analysis (Reasoning), configuration management (Sun), and software model checking (NASA). He received his PhD in Software Engineering from University of California, Irvine.