Here is my personal connection. Strangely last time I wed a couple I was wearing their t-shirt.
Unrelated, I just learned from my colleague Brian that Cloudera just acquired Fast Forward Labs, which is the company behind Hilary Mason. I visited Hilary in her offices a couple of years ago and learned they had an interesting consulting models of sharing periodical tech reports for educating data scientists to become more proficient. Congrats Hilary!