Bill Chambers is currently a Product Manager at Databricks where he leads internal data science initiatives and Spark related product development. At Databricks, he was lead author of Spark: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly Press; co-authored with Matei Zaharia. In the past, Bill created SparkTutorials.net as a way to teach others the basics of Apache Spark.
In 2016, Bill graduated with Master’s in Information Management and Systems at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Before pursuing this degree, he focused on data architecture and systems scaling at his last employer. He re-architected the company’s entire internal systems operations. Bill was also responsible for providing operational metrics through statistical analysis using Python (specifically the pandas data analysis library).