Josh Patterson currently is Director of Field Engineering for Skymind. Previously Josh worked as a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera and as a machine learning / distributed systems engineer at the Tennessee Valley Authority where he brought Hadoop into the smart grid with the openPDC project. Josh has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he did published research on mesh networks (tinyOS) and social insect optimization algorithms. Josh has over 18 years in software development and is very active in the open source space with projects such as DL4J, Apache Mahout, Metronome, IterativeReduceopenPDC, and JMotif.