Jacob Parr is a Databricks-certified Apache Spark instructor and assists Databricks with the development of its Apache Spark curriculum. Besides teaching Spark, Jacob delivers trainings to dozens of companies in topics spanning REST, microservices, Selenium, and big data. In his more than 20 years in software development, Jacob has developed applications in telecom, real estate, ecommerce, enterprise taxation, and more. Jacob has been a frequent guest speaker at Spark Summit and continues to speak and teach at events like Strata Data Conference. Happily married with three adult children, Jacob and his wife Angela love to travel around the US or simply cuddle up by a warm fire with their two Boston Terriers. In his spare time, Jacob plays practical jokes, flies drones, chases his nieces and nephews with an arsenal of Nerf guns, or simply piddles around with his N scale train sets.
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