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Dave Hendrickson

Dave is a senior architect at Thomson Reuters, where he has worked for over 17 years. His focus is on architecting and delivering enterprise big data systems. He earned a masters degree in Computer Science, specializing in compiler design and a masters degree in the Management of Technology, specializing in strategic management. He holds multiple patents related to information management and retrieval. He has written two books, "12 Essential Skills for Software Architects" focusing on the soft skills and "12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects" focusing on the technical skills, and is currently working on a third book, "Enterprise Big Data".
Dave is the head coach for the Eagan High School FIRST Robotics program with over 150 students and over 60 mentors. He likes to build things like trebuchets, go carts, and rain barrel watering systems.

Recent Presentations

Getting to Big Data Visualization

This presentation will focus on how to build enterprise big data systems and enable visualization of big data. Specifically, it will look at big architecture, big data tools, and example visualizations of the ability to see things that have not been seen before.