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Carol McDonald

Profile page created Apr 29, 2020

Carol is working in technical marketing for NVIDIA.
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As a Solutions architect and Instructor at MapR, Carol focused on big data, Apache Spark, Apache HBase, Apache Drill, and machine learning in healthcare, finance, and telecom. As a Java Technology Evangelist at Sun, Carol travelled worldwide, speaking, and giving Hands-on-Labs at Sun Tech Days. As a software developer and architect, Carol developed complex mission-critical applications in the banking, health insurance and telecom industries including : a large health information exchange connecting over one million providers and health plans, a large loan servicing application for Wells Fargo, Drug Development Intranet applications for Hoffman La Roche, Telecom Network Management applications for HP, Open Systems Interconnection messaging applications for IBM, and student intern for the NSA. Carol holds an MS in computer science from the University of Tennessee and a BS in geology from Vanderbilt University and is an O’Reilly Certified Spark Developer, MapR certified Spark and HBase developer, and Sun Certified Java Architect and Java Programmer. Carol is fluent in English, French and German.


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