Steve Loughran is an R&D engineer at Hortonworks, where he works on leading-edge developments within the Hadoop ecosystem, especially cloud infrastructure integration.

He is the author of Ant in Action, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, an active committer on the Hadoop core projects. If you are using Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Spark, or similar: you are encountering his code, somewhere. Usually stack traces.

For fun he falls off bicycles in the woods near Bristol.