Jake is a lead developer and software architect at DataStax with over 20 years of experience in the areas of distributed systems, finance, and manufacturing. He is a member of the Apache Foundation and is on the project committee of the Apache Cassandra, Arrow, and Thrift projects.
Jake has a reputation for developing creative solutions to solve difficult problems and fostering a culture of trust and innovation. He believes the best software is built by small diverse teams who are encouraged to think freely.
Jake received his B.S. in Computer Science from Lehigh University along with a minor in Cognitive Science.