Big Data in the Cloud

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Have you ever wondered how Google Search Engine could query billions of webpages in a matter of milliseconds? What are the innovative technologies behind Amazon shopping experience? How does Microsoft software serve millions of users? One thing they have in common is the use of Cloud technology.

The rise of Cloud technology has been a crucial facilitator of Big Data adoption. For the scalability, flexibility and near-infinite computing power, public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services(AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, enable data storage, processing & analysis at scale, and possibly at even a lower cost.

This meet-up,hosted by Cloudreach, consists of two parts. In the first half, you will learn about how Cloudreach engineers use public cloud services to augment Big Data solutions; and in the second half, you will have the opportunity to have a fireside chat with special guests followed by a networking reception.

Agenda:

18:30 Doors open - Registration & Welcome Reception

18:45 'How to build a Serverless ETL pipeline in Azure' - Gabriel Filip Cloud System Developer at Cloudreach

Gabriel will walk us through the steps to design ETL pipelines based on best practices and build them using Azure DevOps and basic Azure Functions to extract, transform and load the data from one data source to another.

19:05 'Time travelling in data science' - Gabriele Alberti, Senior Cloud System Developer at Cloudreach

This presentation will bring us on a journey about data science developments. Gabriele will present the various approaches to data science and the challenges that come with it. On the second part of his presentation he will discuss machine learning techniques and when (not) to use it

19:25 'Data Analytics in AWS' - Genta Roko, Cloud Data Engineer at Cloudreach

An overview on how to design data analytics environment in AWS according to best practices. Keywords here are Data Storage, ETL pipelines, Querying and Visualisation

19:45 Break - food & drinks

20:15 Panel Discussion: Women in IT

Panelists:

Monica (Klimas) Quintino - System Business Analyst at Allianz Technology

Monica studied law in Brazil and started her career as a claim specialist/claims lawyer in the insurance field. Three years ago she changed to software development and works currently as a business analyst for IT projects at Global Digital Factory, Allianz Technology.

Shihmin Chang - Cloud Engagement Manager at Cloudreach

Shihmin majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science(EECS) and holds an M.A. in Literature. She started working as a project manager at a hardware manufacturer for consumer electronics, then fell in love with the innovative energy of telecommunication, media and technology sector. In addition to her daily job as a PM, she also volunteers at ReDI school and published her first translation book (German to traditional Chinese) in 2018.

Erica Pescio - Forward Deployed Software Engineer at Splunk

Despite being fascinated by images and graphic design, she got her M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and joined the wild world of software development. After having developed her expertise in the aviation industry as well as in European funded projects, Erica is currently trying to keep these two realms around at Splunk as Forward Deployed Software Engineer (FDSE). When not busy building prototyped solutions, complex workflows and data integrations - you can find her traveling, riding her bicycle and shooting pictures. Separately or simultaneously.

Genta Roko -Cloud Data Engineer at Cloudreach

Working in Cloudreach for almost 3 years initially as a Cloud System Engineer and later as a Cloud Data Engineer. Certified for AWS, Azure and GCP and worked on different projects like Data Lake, CI/CD, Migration, Governance etc.Previously a full stack software developer and graduated in a 3-master degree in Service Engineering.

20:45 Networking