Spark Instructor at Databricks
Jon Bates is the Databricks program manager for MOOCs, a Spark instructor, and data science consultant. He is passionate about data science, computer science, and management science. A pragmatist at heart, he enjoys using tools from these fields to build a competitive edge in business. He spent nine years as a proprietary bond trader, where he built portfolio infrastructure and data analysis tools to maximize his and his team’s trading returns. He has a B.S. in Management Science from MIT and an M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. Jon lives in Boulder, CO where he runs a consulting business focused on providing data science solutions and training.