Kostas Tzoumas

Co-founder, CEO

Kostas Tzoumas

Kostas Tzoumas is PMC member of Apache Flink® and co-founder and CEO of data Artisans. Before founding data Artisans, Kostas was a postdoctoral researcher at TU Berlin and received a PhD in Computer Science from Aalborg University.

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Stephan Ewen

Co-founder, CTO

Stephan Ewen

Stephan Ewen is PMC member of Apache Flink and co-founder and CTO of data Artisans. Before founding data Artisans, Stephan was leading the development of Apache Flink® since the early days of the project (then called Stratosphere).
Stephan has a PhD in Computer Science from TU Berlin and has worked with IBM and Microsoft.

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Ufuk Celebi

Co-founder, Software Engineer

Ufuk Celebi

Ufuk Celebi is a PMC member at Apache Flink® and co-founder and software engineer at data Artisans. Ufuk studied Computer Science at FU Berlin, ETH Zurich, and TU Berlin

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Fabian Hueske

Co-founder, Software Engineer

Fabian Hueske

Fabian Hueske is a PMC member of Apache Flink®. He started working on this project in 2009 as part of his PhD research at TU Berlin. Fabian did internships with IBM Research, SAP Research, and Microsoft Research and is a co-founder of data Artisans, a Berlin-based start-up devoted to foster Apache Flink®. He is frequently giving talks on Apache Flink at conferences and meetups. Fabian is interested in distributed data processing and query optimization.

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Aljoscha Krettek

Co-founder, Software Engineer

Aljoscha Krettek

Aljoscha Krettek is a PMC member at Apache Flink® and co-founder and software engineer at data Artisans. Aljoscha studied Computer Science at TU Berlin and worked at IBM Germany and at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose.

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Volker Markl

Co-founder

Robert Metzger

Co-founder, Software Engineer

Robert Metzger

Robert Metzger is a PMC member at the Apache Flink® project, co-founder and software engineer at data Artisans and a member of the Apache Software Foundation.
He has worked on many Flink components including the Kafka and YARN connectors. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Hadoop Summit, ApacheCon, QCon and meetups around the world.
Robert studied Computer Science at TU Berlin and worked at IBM Germany and at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose.

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Till Rohrmann

Software Engineer

Till Rohrmann

Till is PMC member of Apache Flink®.
His main work focuses on enhancing Flink’s scalability as a distributed system and building a large-scale machine learning library with Flink. Till also contributed to Apache Mahout and helps presently to add Flink support to the Mahout DSL. Till earned his MS in computer science from Technische Universität Berlin where he focused on machine learning and massively parallel dataflow systems.

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Maximilian Michels

Software Engineer

Maximilian Michels

Max is an Apache Flink® committer and PMC member. After his studies at Free University of Berlin and Istanbul University, he worked as a research assistant in parallel and distributed computing at Zuse Institute Berlin. Max enjoys to learn about open-source development, distributed systems, infrastructure, and how to bring more women into tech.

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Kostas Kloudas

Software Engineer

Kostas Kloudas

Kostas is a Flink Contributor, currently working with data Artisans to make Apache Flink® the best open-source stream processing engine and your data’s best friend.
Before joining data Artisans, Kostas was a postdoctoral researcher at IST in Lisbon and even before that he obtained a PhD in Computer Science from INRIA (France), His main research focus was in cloud storage and distributed processing.

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Yara Greuter

Operations

Jamie Grier

Director of Applications Engineering

Jamie Grier

Jamie Grier is Director of Applications Engineering at data Artisans where he’s extremely excited to be able to help others realize the potential of Apache Flink® in their own projects. Jamie has been working on stream processing for the last decade at companies such as Twitter, Gnip and Boulder Imaging. This has spanned everything from ultra-high-performance video stream processing to social media analytics.

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Stefan Richter

Software Engineer

Stefan Richter

Stefan is an Apache Flink® contributor and works as a software engineer at data Artisans. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Saarland University where he worked as researcher in the field of information systems. His research focus was on indexing, big data, and main memory databases.

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Chesnay Schepler

Software Engineer

Chesnay Schepler

Chesnay is an Apache Flink® committer and works as a software engineer at data Artisans. He studies Computer Science at the FU Berlin and worked as a Student Research Assistant at the TU Berlin.

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Timo Walther

Software Engineer

Timo Walther

Timo Walther is a PMC member of Apache Flink® and works as a software engineer at data Artisans. He studies Computer Science at TU Berlin, worked at IBM Germany, and participated in the Database Systems and Information Management Group of TU Berlin.

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Mike Winters

Product Manager

Mike Winters

Mike is a product manager at dataArtisans, and he's thrilled for the opportunity to work with data people of all sorts to make Apache Flink® the very best and most accessible open-source stream processing engine. After a stint at Google, he was a product manager on data-intensive applications at Silicon Valley startups Triggit and Branch Metrics.

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Daniela Bentrup

Event Manager

Daniela Bentrup

Daniela is the event manager for Flink Forward Berlin and San Francisco. She has a master’s degree in literature, history and psychology. Before joining the dA team she has been the project manager of the open source big data conference Berlin Buzzwords and developed her excitement for tech events. She thrives on challenges and loves the fact that she really does learn something new every day.

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David Anderson

Training Coordinator

David Anderson

David enjoys helping users learn how to get the most out of Apache Flink®. He began his career as a researcher at Carnegie Mellon, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, and Sun Labs. A former CTO and Chief Architect, David has been leading the development of data intensive applications for companies across Europe. He also teaches at Data Science Retreat, where he developed the curriculum in big data and data engineering topics.

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Nico Kruber

Software Engineer

Nico Kruber

Nico is an Apache Flink® contributor and works as a software engineer at data
Artisans. Before joining data Artisans, he was working on his PhD in parallel
and distributed systems at Zuse-Institute Berlin. Nico is very passionate
about open source projects and is looking forward to working more with Flink.

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