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Josh Patterson

Josh Patterson
CEO, Patterson Consulting

Website | @jpatanooga

Josh Patterson currently runs a consultancy in the Big Data Machine Learning space. Previously Josh worked as a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera and an engineer at the Tennessee Valley Authority where he was responsible for bringing Hadoop into the smartgrid during his involvement in the openPDC project. Josh is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Masters of Computer Science where he did research in mesh networks and social insect swarm algorithms. Josh has over 15 years in software development and continues to contribute to projects such as Apache Mahout, Metronome, IterativeReduce, openPDC, and JMotif.


Computational Thinking
Portland 255
Josh Patterson (Patterson Consulting), Adam Gibson (
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In this session, we will take a look at how we parallelize Deep Belief Networks in Deep Learning on the next​-generation YARN framework Iterative Reduce and the parallel machine learning library Metronome. We’ll also take a look at some real world applications of Deep Learning on Hadoop such as image classification and NLP. Read more.