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Doug has over a decade of software engineering experience in the area of information retrieval. Early in his career he joined Verity, Inc. as an engineer where he helped build the core VDK developer toolkit. He subsequently moved on to Inktomi, Inc. where he spent five years in both engineering and management positions in the crawling and indexing group of the Web Search division. He designed and implemented the indexing system used for indexing web content for the Web Search service. Prior to Zvents, Doug worked with Kosmix, Inc. where he built a distributed web crawler and scaled it to a billion documents. Doug is responsible for the design and implementation of Hypertable, a high performance, distributed data storage system designed to support applications requiring maximum performance, scalability, and reliability, which was modeled after Google’s BigTable. Doug is currently heading up the Hypertable development effort at Zvents Inc, a company that offers local search.
Doug earned a B.S. in Computer Science from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1992 and holds four patents in search technology.