Rachel Pedreschi, Enterprise Evangelist at DataStax
Rachel is the Enterprise Evangelist at DataStax. A "Big Data Geek-ette," Rachel is no stranger to the world of high performance databases and data warehouses. She is a Vertica, Informix and Redbrick certified DBA on top of her work with Cassandra and has more than 15 years of business intelligence and ETL tool experience. Rachel has an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz. She loves collecting new interesting experiences, including being on a game show when she was a kid, floating down underground rivers in an inner tube, and scuba diving with lemon sharks. Her current new experience is juggling a 2-year old and a 5-year old while trying to stay sane.
Patrick McFadin, Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra
Patrick McFadin is one of the leading experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest and exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.