Meet the Instructor

Jerry Kuch

Software Engineer, Pivotal

Jerry Kuch has worked in large companies, including Microsoft, EMC and VMware, small startups and as a consultant. His work has included projects in computer security, operating systems, virtual machines, network appliances, distributed systems, high-level language implementation, mathematical and statistical computing, messaging-based middleware, big data and cloud computing. He came to Scala by way of implementing functional programming languages on a Java virtual machine and to Akka by way of academic exposure to Hewitt's actors and use of their realization in Erlang. An instructor for UW Professional & Continuing Education's Certificate in Big Data Technologies, Kuch was awarded an Instructional Excellence Award in 2022.

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