Josh Patterson currently runs a consultancy in the Big Data Machine Learning space and is an advisor to Skymind (deep learning startup). 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. Josh is the co-author of the upcoming Oreilly book titled “Deep Learning: A Practitioner’s Approach”
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