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William Benton

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

William Benton leads a data science team in Red Hat’s Emerging Technologies group and is an active open-source developer. His current development focus is contributing to distributed computing projects, but he has also conducted research and development in the areas of static program analysis, managed language runtimes, logic databases, cluster configuration management, and music technology. Benton holds a PhD in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin.


Diagnosing Open-Source Community Health with Spark

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