David Mertz OSCON 2011 interviews
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David Mertz is a developerWorks contributing author and reporting from OSCON 2011.
Edd Dumbill, Lead Architect, Conferences, O'Reilly Media
Edd is Lead Architect, Conferences, for O'Reilly Media and a former regular contributor to developerWorks. Edd discusses how OSCON has changed over the years, how the Java platform is ideal for big data and cloud computing architectures, and which languages are helping to bring functional programming into its own.
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Steve Chin, OSCON JavaTrack organizer
Steve Chin is Chief Agile Methodologist with GXS and organizer of the Java track at OSCON. Steve talks about JVM languages, the effect of non-Java JVM languages on the Java ecosystem, and why a Java skillset is now an on-ramp to bleeding-edge platforms.
Bradford Stephens, Co-Chair of OSCON Data
Bradford Stephens is Co-Chair of OSCON Data and CEO of Drawn to Scale, creators of Spire, the "Real-Time Big Data" cloud Platform. Bradford discusses why we need ways of handling very large distributed data sets, why SQL doesn't quite work anymore, and the possibilities that lie at the intersection of structured and unstructured data.
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David Mertz has been writing for developerWorks since 2000, including the columns Charming Python and XML Matters and a great many individual articles and tutorials. Check out his book "Text Processing in Python".