This is the last meetup of 2018 and is a special event to boot. Because of Thanksgiving we are moving the meetup to be earlier in November and changing the location. Meetup sponsor, and my employer, Zendesk is hosting the meetup at our new offices on the Capitol square. Our presenter is flying in from San Francisco to speak so I hope everyone can make it!
Abstract: Cloud architect Jeremy Gilmore will talk about the journey to creating a cloud-based data engineering and data science strategy at Zendesk, and executing on that strategy to best position the company to use the data that has been collected. He will go over the lessons learned and discuss in technical detail the current system set up by the Enterprise Data and Analytics team. He will also discuss using Airflow and Kubernetes to orchestrate ETL and machine learning tasks in Tensorflow, plus future initiatives to automate, catalog and verify data activities.
Bio: Jeremy Gilmore is the Director of Data Enablement at Zendesk, where he has focused on architecting the cloud strategy for the Enterprise Data and Analytics group. He is also responsible for working with other groups at the company to develop a coherent data strategy. Jeremy has a MS in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Important Info: Doors open at 5:30 for food and socializing. Please come to 25 West Main St. and take the elevators on the Capitol side of the lobby to the 7th floor. Signs will direct you from there. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 so please try to arrive before then.
Sponsorship: Zendesk is sponsoring the food and beverage for this event. Hortonworks is sponsoring an after meetup round of drinks.