Officially trained as a molecular neurobiologist, I'm currently employed as a software engineer at Elastic. I've written a number articles about Elasticsearch, and am the co-author of Elasticsearch - The Definitive Guide. At work, I maintain the Elasticsearch-PHP Client and work on Core Elasticsearch.
I <3 Elasticsearch, if you hadn't noticed =)
I like to dip into many different hobbies…it's a known character flaw. For example, I recently sewed myself an ultra-light, waterproof backpack for day-hikes. I also enjoy bird photography, cigars and cabinetry, woodworking of various sorts (Maple and Malachite engagement box), astrophotography and restoring old axes.
- Keybase: polyfractal
- Twitter: @ZacharyTong
- Github: polyfractal
- Linkedin: Zachary Tong (I never check this…)
- Email: zach (at) zacharytong (dot) com
- Freenode: polyfractal
Gormley C, Tong Z. Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide. “O'Reilly Media, Inc."; 2015.
Loebrich S, Djukic B, Tong ZJ, Cottrell JR, Turrigiano GG, Nedivi E. Regulation of glutamate receptor internalization by the spine cytoskeleton is mediated by its PKA-dependent association with CPG2. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013;110(47):E4548-56.
Hsiao YC, Tong ZJ, Westfall JE, Ault JG, Page-mccaw PS, Ferland RJ. Ahi1, whose human ortholog is mutated in Joubert syndrome, is required for Rab8a localization, ciliogenesis and vesicle trafficking. Hum Mol Genet. 2009;18(20):3926-41.
Tong ZJ, Ferland RJ. AKT Phosphorylation Defect in AHI1 Knockdown Cells is not mediated by Canonical AKT Regulation. BS Thesis
Talks and Slidedecks
Building a Statistical Anomaly Detector in Elasticsearch [Meetup, 2016]
Profiling queries for fun and profit [Meetup, 2016]
All about Elasticsearch Datastructures and Algorithms: Roaring Bitmaps, Simulated Annealing, T-Digest, HDRHistogram [Elasticon, 2016]
Amusing Datastructures and Algorithms: Conjunctions, Regexp Query, Doc Value compression, HyperLogLog++ [Elasticon, 2015]
Elasticsearch Query Optimization [Meetup, 2014]
Common Terms Query [Meetup, 2013]
Going Organic - Genomic sequencing in Elasticsearch [Meetup, 2013]