Warren Pettit has been with IBM for over 30 years. For the last 16 years, he has worked in Information Management education where he has been both an instructor and a course developer in the Data Warehouse and Big Data curriculums. For the nine years prior to his joining IBM, he was an application programmer and was responsible for developing a training program for newly hired programmers.
Daniel Tran is an IBM Co-op Student working as a Technical Curriculum Developer in Toronto, Ontario. He develops courses to improve the education of customers who seek knowledge in the Big Data field. He has also reworked previously developed courses, updating them to be compatible with the newest software releases, as well as work at the forefront of recreating courses on a newly developed cloud environment. He has worked with various components that deal with Big Data, including Hadoop, Pig, Hive, HBase, MapReduce & YARN, Sqoop, Oozie, and Phoenix. He has also worked on separate courses involving Machine Learning. Daniel is from the University of Alberta, where he has completed his third year of traditional Computer Engineering Co-op.