SB TechEx Meetup #2 Modern Data Engineering

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It's time for our second event of the year! This time we've teamed up with Xpertise Recruitment💫

We’re excited to announce that our second event of the year will be hosted by Xpertise Recruitment at the Simply Business offices in the heart of the City, near Bank station.

The theme of this MeetUp - Modern Data Engineering📣

We’re lucky enough to host the event at the Simply Business offices🙌
Winner of The Best Company to Work For 2015/2016🏆

Presenters - Lukas Oberhuber, James Green, Dewi Rees & Chris Brown

Schedule for the evening👇

6.00pm: Doors open, grab yourself a drink🍺🥤

6:30pm: Introduction to Data at Simply Business with Lukas Oberhuber - Group CTO🗣

6.40pm: James Green - Lead Data Engineer at Simply Business📣

“Implementing containerised data analytics at Simply Business”

Shifting from on-cloud instances to containers allows developers to deliver changes in a fraction of the time. Those benefits come at a cost, this talk looks how we moved our data pipeline from Spark Applications running in EMR to Kafka Applications running in containers. What worked well? What didn't? And what we wished we'd thought of before we started?

7:05pm: Dewi Rees - Senior Manager Data Engineering at comparethemarket📣

“Data Quality and Data Engineering - some considerations”

In this talk I will be discussing how important Data Quality is to enabling good Data Engineering practices in an organisation. I will be offering up some examples of experiences I've had over the past year and talking about what processes and tools are possible to use to drive up the quality of your Data and therefore your Data Engineering.

7:30pm: Chris Brown - Chief Data Officer at Bó - Royal Bank of Scotland📣

“Tackling fast changing data at a brand new Bank”

Keeping bank data flowing whilst everything is changing. This talk is aimed at anyone who is curious about building a data platform for customer data and how we are trying to solve problems in a rapidly changing development. It should be of interest to data practitioners, analysts and engineers as we all face similar problems.

7:55pm: Question time❓

8.00pm: Pizza time🍕

9.00pm: Fancy a drink and chat at the local pub - The Tokenhouse🍺

The Tokenhouse: 4 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA - See you there👋

Who are Simply Business? Since 2005, Simply Business have grown into one of the UK’s largest business insurance brokers - they insure over half a million small businesses from accountants to beauticians to carpenters and cover 1,000 different trades. With this growth, of course their technology team has expanded rapidly and with that comes the challenge of creating the best culture for people and technology to thrive.

Address: 4th floor, Simply Business, 99 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NG

🏢Simply Business: www.simplybusiness.co.uk

Interested in a new role?

Don't forget that SB Tech Ex is organised by Simply Business - we’re an online insurance broker based in the heart of the city, so if you're considering a new opportunity, please get in touch 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️