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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Schedule: Meet the Experts sessions

Meet the Experts gives you a chance to meet face-to-face in a small group setting with expert Strata Data Conference presenters. Discuss the speaker's area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. Meet the Experts will take place in the Expo Hall.

    Wednesday, March 7

    11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Gwen Shapira (Confluent)
    Gwen's Kafka expertise could be invaluable in answering your questions about: Apache Kafka internals, when Apache Kafka is not a good fit for a use-case, Apache Kafka and Cloud Native architectures, or Apache Kafka and IOT/Edge architectures. Read more.
    2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Miryung Kim (UCLA)
    Are you building a data team? Meet Miryung to discuss: different sub cluster characteristics of data scientists, what skill sets, best practices, and tool usage to look for, as well as debugging /testing/workflow tools for data scientists. Read more.
    5:10pm5:50pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Pramit Choudhary (h2o.ai)
    Pramit will talk in detail about enabling explainable AI, including: the need for better model interpretation, how to build interpretable machine learning system using the open source framework "Skater", and Bayesian Rule Lists, and other algorithms for assisting human decision. Read more.

    Thursday, March 8

    11:50am12:30pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Dean Wampler (Lightbend)
    Join Dean to discuss all things streaming, from new architectures that integrate more closely with microservices, using Kafka as the data backplane, and Spark and Flink for large-scale data streams where sophisticated handling is required to using Akka Streams and Kafka Streams, runtime platforms like Mesos, Kubernetes, and YARN, and alternatives to all the above. Read more.
    1:50pm2:30pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Ted Dunning (MapR)
    If you're interested in machine learning and the logistical aspects of supporting it in production, come talk to Ted. He'll also discuss: data platforms, streaming architecture, Kubernetes, containers, and rendezvous architecture. Read more.
    2:40pm3:20pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Michael Freedman (TimescaleDB)
    Join Mike to learn more about TimescaleDB, a new open source database designed for time series workloads, and ask any questions you may have about time series. Read more.
    3:30pm4:10pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Location: Table B (Expo Hall)
    Mark Donsky (Okera), Steven Ross (Cloudera)
    Curious about GDPR? Stop by and chat with Mark and Steven about best practices for moving toward GDPR compliance, what other organizations are achieving, and how GDPR will impact your organization. Read more.
    3:30pm4:10pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
    Flavio Junqueira (Dell EMC)
    Pravega and Apache Flink make a powerful combination for implementing stream processing pipelines. Come talk with Flavio about modern techniques for implementing such pipelines with the stream storage features of Pravega and the data processing features of Apache Flink. Read more.