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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Gwen Shapira

Gwen Shapira
System Architect, Confluent

Website | @gwenshap

Gwen Shapira is a system architect at Confluent, where she helps customers achieve success with their Apache Kafka implementations. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen currently specializes in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an Oracle Ace Director, the coauthor of Hadoop Application Architectures, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She is also a committer on Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop. When Gwen isn’t coding or building data pipelines, you can find her pedaling her bike, exploring the roads and trails of California and beyond.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hadoop platform and applications
Location: LL21 E/F Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Architecture
Jonathan Seidman (Cloudera), Ted Malaska (Capital One), Mark Grover (Lyft), Gwen Shapira (Confluent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Using Entity 360 as an example, Jonathan Seidman, Ted Malaska, Mark Grover, and Gwen Shapira explain how to architect a modern, real-time big data platform leveraging recent advancements in the open source software world, using components like Kafka, Impala, Kudu, Spark Streaming, and Spark SQL with Hadoop to enable new forms of data processing and analytics. Read more.
2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Big data and the Cloud, Enterprise adoption
Location: 230 A Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Architecture, Data Platform
Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Bob Lehmann (Bayer)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Gwen Shapira and Bob Lehmann share their experience and patterns building a cross-data-center streaming data platform for Monsanto. Learn how to facilitate your move to the cloud while "keeping the lights on" for legacy applications. In addition to integrating private and cloud data centers, you'll discover how to establish a solid foundation for a transition from batch to stream processing. Read more.
2:40pm3:20pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Secondary topics:  Architecture, Streaming
Gwen Shapira (Confluent)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
There are many good reasons to run more than one Kafka cluster. . .and a few bad reasons too. Great architectures are driven by use cases, and multicluster deployments are no exception. Gwen Shapira offers an overview of several use cases, including real-time analytics and payment processing, that may require multicluster solutions to help you better choose the right architecture for your needs. Read more.
4:20pm5:00pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ask Me Anything
Location: 212 A-B
Gwen Shapira (Confluent)
Join Confluent system architect Gwen Shapira to discuss Apache Kafka and its use cases, data streaming platforms, and microservices. Read more.