He is a data engineer, creative engineer, and managing director of the Big Data Institute. Mr. Anderson trains employees on Big Data-including cutting-edge technology like Apache Kafka, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Spark. He has taught thousands of students at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies the skills to become data engineers. He is widely regarded as an expert in the field and recognized for his novel teaching practices. Mr. Anderson is published by O’Reilly and Pragmatic Programmers and has been covered in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, NPR, Engadget, and Wired.