Hadley Wickham and Michael E. Driscoll: What a duo !!!
Yes, these are great news for the Data Science movement: Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham), PhD, the Assistant Professor of the Department of Statistics in the Rice University, well known for the creation of ggplot2, the amazing R package for Data Visualization, has a new title right now: Data Scientist in Residence at Metamarkets Group, the company co-founded and managed by Michael E. Driscoll (@medriscoll), PhD, another brilliant mind of the Data Science space.
I don’t know what do you think about this; for me this is great, seeing two Big Data rockstars working together on interesting projects and driving the future of Big Data analytics. Personally, I admire to the whole team at Metamarkets Group because they built a Petabyte Data Platform called Druid on top of AWS, optimized for performance, with a peak of 26 billions of operations per second. Is not awesome?
So, stay tuned to the Metamarkets Group blog about the work of Hadley there, I think that it will reshape the data visualization field…again !!!