Hi, I’m Jeff 👋 I live in the Columbus, Ohio area but work remotely with a team spread across North America and Europe.
I tend to poke around Worthington with Karen and our kids 👨👩👧👦 and you can sometimes find me playing music with some friends 🎵 around town.
Professionally, I write software to support data analysis 📊 and storage for applications; see all the details on LinkedIn. I try to speak regularly at local and national conferences, and do some technical writing ✍️ at least once a year. I was a collaborator on the Large Hadron Collider 💥 during graduate school and my name is on the Higgs boson discovery paper.
I sometimes get the opportunity to contribute directly to some of the open source projects I use. Within the Apache Kafka ecosystem, see KIP-215 and accepted patches to apache/kafka and confluentinc/kafka-connect-storage-cloud; I’m also author of kafka-dropwizard-reporter. Other data processing projects I’ve worked on include apache/beam. Within the PostgreSQL community, see pgjdbc. Within the Python community, I have been a maintainer on sqlalchemy-redshift and have contributed to matplotlib and sphinx.