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Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Alex Kira

Alex Kira
Engineering Tech Lead, Uber

Alex Kira is an engineering tech lead at Uber, where he works on the data workflow management team. His team provides a data infrastructure platform for thousands of engineers, data scientists, and city ops, thereby empowering them to own and manage their data pipelines. During his 19-year career, he’s had experience across several software disciplines, including distributed systems, data infrastructure, and full stack development, giving him a holistic systems view of his projects. He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Miami and a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking around the Bay Area, rock climbing, and traveling internationally.


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Alex Kira (Uber)
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Uber operates at scale, with thousands of microservices serving millions of rides a day, leading to 100+ PB of data. Alex Kira details Uber's journey toward a unified and scalable data workflow system used to manage this data and shares the challenges faced and how the company has rearchitected the system to make it highly available and horizontally scalable. Read more.