Steve Hoffman has 32 years of experience in software development, ranging from embedded software development to the design and implementation of large-scale, service-oriented, object-oriented systems. For the last 5 years, he has focused on infrastructure as code, including automated Hadoop and HBase implementations and data ingestion using Apache Flume. Steve holds a BS in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in computer science from DePaul University. He is currently a senior principal engineer at Orbitz Worldwide (http://orbitz.com/). More information on Steve can be found at http://bit.ly/bacoboy and on Twitter at @bacoboy. This is the first update to Steve's first book, Apache Flume: Distributed Log Collection for Hadoop, Packt Publishing.