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Urania Berlin, June 6-7, 2011

Thomas Koch

Maintainer of Debian Hadoop packages

After having studied musical education and physics Thomas Koch didn't become a teacher but worked in different software companies for the last 5 years. His last project was a media monitoring service for a swiss startup. He learned the limits of traditional relational databases the hard way and afterwards introduced hadoop into the project.
He organizes local developer meetings, a local nosql summer, contributes to Apache ZooKeeper, Maintains Debian Packages and strives to do good things with software.

Currently he's a full time student again and hopes to finish his computer science bachelor in the next months.