Thomas is Software Engineer, Streaming Platform at Lyft. He is also a PMC member of Apache Apex and Apache Beam, committer for Apache Flink and contributor to several more of the ASF ecosystem projects. Thomas has presented stream processing topics at international big data conferences and is author of the book “Learning Apache Apex”. Thomas received the degree of Diplom-Informatiker (~M.Sc.) from TU Dresden, Germany and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.