Paige Roberts (@RobertsPaige) has worked as an engineer, trainer, support technician, technical writer, marketer, product manager, and a consultant in the last 25 years. She has built data engineering pipelines and architectures, documented and tested open source analytics implementations, spun up Hadoop clusters, picked the brains of stars in data analytics, worked with different industries, and questioned a lot of assumptions. She's worked for companies like Pervasive, the Bloor Group, Actian, Hortonworks, Syncsort, and Vertica. She contributed to “97 Things Every Data Engineer Should Know,” and co-authored “Accelerate Machine Learning with a Unified Analytics Architecture” both from O’Reilly publishing. She promotes understanding of Vertica, distributed data processing, open source, high scale data engineering architecture, and how the analytics revolution is changing the world.