Matthew Powers

Laurie Thompson July 15, 2021

Powers has been analyzing health data with Apache Spark for the past several years. He’s contributed to the Spark codebase and thinks it’s a great technology for a lot of use cases. He’s familiar with the limitations of Spark and excited to help teams get productive with Dask when it’s a better fit.

Powers wrote a Spark programming book on best practices and authored many popular Scala/PySpark open source libraries. He blogs at

Prior to programming, Powers worked in economics consulting and earned the CFA Charter.