Jean Georges Perrin "jgp" is passionate about software engineering and all things data, small and big data. His latest endeavors bring him in the Apache ecosystem, with a definite penchant for Spark and more and more Data Engineering & Data Science. He is proud to have been the first in France to be recognized as an IBM Champion, and to have been awarded the honor for his 10th consecutive year. Jean Georges is the author of Spark with Java (Manning). He shares his more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry as a presenter and participant at conferences and through publishing articles in print and online media. His blog is visible at http://jgp.net. When he is not immersed in IT, which he loves, he enjoys exploring his adopted region of North Carolina with his kids.