The Genesis of Delta Lake - An Interview with Burak Yavuz

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New decade, new start! Let's kick off 2020 with our first online meetup of the year featuring Burak Yavuz, Software Engineer at Databricks, for a talk about the genesis of Delta Lake. Developer Advocate Denny Lee will interview Burak Yavuz to learn about the Delta Lake team's decision making process and why they designed, architected, and implemented the architecture that it is today. Understand technical challenges that the team faced, how those challenges were solved, and learn about the plans for the future.


Agenda: 10AM PST - 11AM PST (GMT-8)

10AM - 10:40AM - Interview with Burak
10:40 - 11:00AM - Q&A


Burak Yavuz is a Software Engineer at Databricks. He has been contributing to Spark since Spark 1.1, and is the maintainer of Spark Packages. Burak received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul, and his MS in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford.

Denny Lee is a Developer Advocate at Databricks. He is a hands-on distributed systems and data sciences engineer with extensive experience developing internet-scale infrastructure, data platforms, and predictive analytics systems for both on-premise and cloud environments. He also has a Masters of Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Sciences University and has architected and implemented powerful data solutions for enterprise Healthcare customers. His current technical focuses include Distributed Systems, Apache Spark, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Genomics.