Patrick McFadin is the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra at DataStax. He works with users new and old to help them be as awesome as they can. He also works with Apache Spark and Apache Kafka as part of an integrated suite. He’s the author of an OReilly video series on time series use cases and building data pipelines. Lately he’s been spending more time on Mesos and Docker to help make these concepts easier to use for new users. Fun fact: He’s also a Oracle DBA with years of experience breaking and then fixing large scale databases.