It seems the word is out that I left DataStax. I made so many friends there, even recruited an old friend, and know many of us will continue to cross paths and collaborate. Thanks to everyone for the great memories.
Over the last year I have spoken at several Spark, Scala and Machine Learning meetups, then internationally at Scala Conferences like Scala Days Amsterdam, many Big Data conferences such as Spark Summit, Strata and Emerging Tech Conferences, all of which I hope to continue to do.
Spark Summit East 2015
Nice! I’m a laptop-podium with legs pic.twitter.com/1LreehL7M3
— Helena Edelson (@helenaedelson) March 19, 2015
Scala Days Amsterdam, 2015
Philly ETE – Emerging Tech 2015
— Helena Edelson (@helenaedelson) April 7, 2015
In October 2015 I’ll be speaking at Spark Summit EU, and on the Spark panel at Grace Hopper. Also I’ll be at Strata NYC again, this year hosting the Spark track on Thursday. I’m adding some cool stuff to my Big Data Lambda talk and new code.
What’s next – I’m humbled to have been contacted by many engineers I know and highly respect about working at their companies, where in some cases they are the founders. This is making for a very difficult decision because they are all doing really interesting and exciting work with open source technologies I like. In the meantime I am taking a month or so to enjoy the last part of summer, something I haven’t had time to do for years