Build it and they will not come: being a programmer in the 21st century
In a world of open source, open ideas, and open collaboration, incredible opportunity exists for programmers that know how to grasp it. Participating in open source and the worldwide discussion of ideas can be a powerful way to boost your career, improve your skills, and lead a more fulfilling programming life. Succeeding in this world can be a struggle – the well known phrase "build it and they will come" could not be more false. Success requires you to grow in many new ways. For those willing to push their boundaries, the rewards are worth the effort a hundred times over.
Nathan pioneered modern stream processing by creating the Apache Storm project, which is used as core infrastructure by companies such as Yahoo!, Spotify, Groupon, Alibaba, Yelp, WebMD, and many more. In 2015 he published the book "Big Data: principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems" which established the theory of the Lambda Architecture, a now standard term in the industry. Prior to his current startup, he started and built one of Twitter's core infrastructure teams. Additionally, he advises companies in areas such as virtual reality, education, and health.