Andy Conrad

For a majority of his career, Andrew Conrad have been involved in designing and building frameworks and tools to help software developers work with data. Andrew was one of the founding members of the OData effort at Microsoft (www.odata.org). The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. Currently Andy is the lead developer for the HDInsight (https://www.hadooponazure.com/) experiences team. The team’s charter is all about making Hadoop and Big Data accessible for the masses in an effort to make self-service, agile analytics of any and all data the “new normal."