Thinking big.

"If at first an idea doesn't seem crazy, then there is no hope for it." -Einstein


Lately you can find me in San Francisco, where I'm an Engineering Director for LinkedIn Learning - helping professionals & organizations develop the skills they need to succeed.

Previously I was a founding engineer, architect, and the backend team lead at Pulse, where I scaled the backend systems to 25M+ users, was directly responsible for growing backend / data / machine learning teams, and architected scalable and fault tolerant systems that leverage a distributed architecture from the beginning.

Before that I was a senior staff member at Sandia Labs, where I started/led their Hadoop research program. In 2009, I co-founded a company that makes it easier and safer to communicate on-the-go. We participated in the Lightspeed Summer Grant program and launched the iPhone application ZapText. My masters research focused on platforms for mobile/social interaction and was part of POMI project in Prof. Monica Lam's research group.

Stop by for information about me, to learn about my projects, or just to see how things are going. Currently, I am a fan of Amazon Elastic MapReduce for big-data analysis and Google AppEngine for building a simple & scalable backend. I'm always up for kicking around some new ideas. Ping me if you what to chat or follow me @gregbayer.

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Some other topics I am interested in...

Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems / Hadoop
  • Machine Learning
  • Visualization
  • Security

Disruptive Tech

  • News / Journalism
  • Mobile Applications
  • Social Gaming
  • Information Overload


  • Travel
  • Germany
  • Skiing
  • Scuba Diving