Helena Edelson

Senior Software Engineer | Big Data | Technical Evangelist

Location
New York, New York
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Current
  1. DataStax
Previous
  1. CrowdStrike,
  2. 5 Five,
  3. VMware
Education
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Background

Summary

Scala, Spark, Cassandra, Akka, Cloud Engineering, Distributed Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning, Security, Scalability, Fault Tolerant solutions.

Open Source Committer:
https://github.com/akka/akka
https://github.com/datastax/spark-cassandra-connector
Spring Integration and Spring AMQP

Violinist, climber, runner, sea kayaker, biker

Publications
The New Cluster Metrics-Aware Adaptive Load-Balancing Routers and The Cluster Metrics API
http://letitcrash.com/post/43480488964/the-new-cluster-metrics-aware-adaptive-load-balancing
Akka Team Blog letitcrash.com
February 19, 2013

Cluster Health, State and Fault Tolerance
http://letitcrash.com/post/37335247183/cluster-health-state-and-fault-tolerance
Akka Team Blog letitcrash.com
December 6, 2012

Routing Topologies for Performance and Scalability with RabbitMQ
http://blog.springsource.org/2011/04/01/routing-topologies-for-performance-and-scalability-with-rabbitmq/
SpringSource Blog
April 1, 2011

Experience

Technical Evangelist

DataStax
– Present (3 months)

Senior Cloud Engineer

CrowdStrike
(1 year 9 months)

Principal Engineer

5 Five
(9 months)International

Senior Cloud Services Engineer

VMware
(9 months)

Senior Software Engineer

SpringSource Division, VMware
(1 year 1 month)

Senior Consultant

SpringSource Division, VMware
(7 months)

Senior Software Engineer, Framework Team

TEKsystems
(2 years 7 months)

Team Lead, Software Engineer

Overstock.com
(7 months)

Senior Software Engineer

SummitJournal.com
(1 year 9 months)

Software Engineer

Independent
(1 year 10 months)

Software Engineer

SeaWave, LLC
(2 years 5 months)

Languages

  1. Scala

Publications

The New Cluster Metrics-Aware Adaptive Load-Balancing Routers and The Cluster Metrics API(Link)

Akka Team Blog letitcrash.com
February 2013

Finally with the release of Akka 2.2-M1, one of the most notable features in Akka Cluster becomes available - metrics-based adaptive cluster-aware routers. While cluster-aware routers have been available since Akka 2.1, the internal cluster metrics API and it’s initial consumer of this valuable data now become usable.

Cluster Health, State and Fault Tolerance(Link)

Akka Team Blog letitcrash.com
December 2012

The Akka 2.1 Cluster offers a wealth of insight into the health and state of the cluster at any given time, and time sensitivity of this data is easily configurable. One of the immense benefits of this internal PubSub event system is that by subscribing to events of interest on the health and state of nodes, you can react and take action to negative anomalies. But even better, one can proactively manage and tune the cluster toward a highly robust system and decrease the potential of failures all together.

ROUTING TOPOLOGIES FOR PERFORMANCE AND SCALABILITY WITH RABBITMQ(Link)

SpringSource
April 2011

Designing a good routing topology for a highly-scalable system can be like mapping a graph. Many things need to be considered, for instance the problem, constraints of the environment, those of the messaging implementation, and performance strategies. What we often run up against is a lack of flexibility and expressivity in fitting routing to our needs.

Certifications

SpringSource Certified Professional

SpringSource

Sun Certified Web Component Developer

Sun Certified Java Programmer

Certified Scrum Master for Agile

Skills

  • Scala
  • Akka
  • Data Science
  • Distributed Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cassandra
  • Scalability
  • Scalding
  • Apache Spark
  • Hadoop
  • Elastic Search
  • AWS
  • Java
  • JMS
  • Akka Cluster
  • MapReduce
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Virtualization
  • AMQP
  • Spring
  • Linux
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • RabbitMQ
  • Tomcat
  • MongoDB
  • Big Data
  • SBT
  • ZeroMQ
  • Concurrency
  • J2EE
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Azkaban
  • Bijection
  • Git
  • Certified Scrum Master...
  • Amazon Web Services...
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Education

Sun Microsystems

Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska

IHS

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Emerging technologies,
    • better solutions
  2. Personal Details

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Organizations

Cloud Computing, Amazon AWS Architects

Honors & Awards

The Shipton Tilman Grant from W.L. Gore, 1997
$5,000 grant awarded for solo winter unsupported sea kayak expedition through the Inside Passage, Alaska

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