Alex Newman

Human Protocol Foundation

San Juan, PR

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Seasoned technology leader. His studies focused on distributed systems. Alex worked on numerous distributed databases many which became commercial successes. Alex is focused on building engineering teams, and recently he has had a focus in the blockchain context. Alex cofounded hCaptcha.com at Intuition Machines. Previously Alex founded several tech companies, including Ohmdata (sold to WANDisco) and was a very early employee at Cloudera. Alex has contributed to OSS for over 20 years, including many Apache Foundation projects as a committer or core committer.

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Work experience
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Oct 2020 - Present

Human Protocol Foundation

Tech Lead

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Oct 2020 - Present

Intuition Machines

Advisor

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Jul 2019 - Present

Kryptonic

Advisor

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Feb 2006 - Present

various

Advisor

Very early help for startups. Don't make the same mistakes I did! Mostly health and bio!

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Jul 2017 - Sep 2020

Intuition Machines, Inc.

Co-Founder

www.hcaptcha.com and www.imachines.com Building engineering teams and distributed systems. Engineering Architecture and Machine Learning.

Dec 2016 - Jul 2017

World Hospital

CEO

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Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Planet

Pink Ranger

I recently have run a postgresql network at embarrassing scale on AWS. And now I am most focused on kubernetes. The data team provides image data publicly and across planet. I've coached, trained and mentored across the organization.

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Feb 2013 - Aug 2015

WANdisco

CEO of OhmData / Architect at Wandisco

http://www.wandisco.com/press-releases/wandisco-acquires-san-francisco-based-big-data-company-ohmdata-inc I wrote much of the code and was personally critical in our sales to EventBright, BrightRoll and Tagged at OhmData. We developed a variety of tools including. https://github.com/cloud-software-foundation/c5. At WanDISCO I oversaw the creation of NSHBase. A many master active-active fork of HBase.

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Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Drawn to Scale

First Engineer

Strikes and Gutters like any startup. We built the first realtime SQL on HBase implementation. Customers such as Flury (The largest HBase user at the time). I was the primary author of v1 and supervised the creation of v2.

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Aug 2011 - Aug 2012

Opower

Lead Data Architect

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Jan 2010 - Aug 2011

Cloudera

Engineer

Reference: Arvind Parhakar

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Jun 2007 - Jan 2010

FactSet

Engineer

Large scale distributed computing projects to provide realtime marketdata information to customers. We used Hadoop and HBase but most of the infrastructure was home made.

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Sep 2005 - Dec 2006

Intel Corporation

Research Assistant Graduate Student

I did numerous projects in between Graduate school. - Developed a tool to prioritize vulnerabilities that included multiple attack trampolines.

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2004 - 2004

Secure Software

Author

1999 - 2000

Linux General Store

Engineer

Managed and automated the installation and deployment of Linux and Solaris.

Education

2000 - 2004

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor’s Degree, CS

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