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Josh Baer

Hadoop Product Owner, Spotify
Since 2013, Josh has been working on Spotify's Hadoop infrastructure, growing their cluster from 190 nodes to 1700 and obsessing about reliability as the Hadoop team product owner in Stockholm, Sweden. In early September, he began a team in NYC which aims to build and support near real-time infrastructure used by the Spotify application. Prior to that, he was an engineer at AT&T working on big data problems in the advertising space. He has presented at a number of conferences and the meetups over the last year, focusing primarily on Spotify's Hadoop and Big Data architecture and future challenges.