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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
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.


9:00–12:30 Wednesday, 1/06/2016
Hadoop internals & development
Location: Capital Suite 13 Level: Intermediate
Jonathan Seidman (Cloudera), Mark Grover (Lyft), Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Ted Malaska (Capital One)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Jonathan Seidman, Mark Grover, Gwen Shapira, and Ted Malaska walk attendees through an end-to-end case study of building a fraud detection system, providing a concrete example of how to architect and implement real-time systems. Read more.
12:05–12:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
IoT & real-time
Location: Capital Suite 12 Level: Intermediate
Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Jeff Holoman (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Kafka provides the low latency, high throughput, high availability, and scale that financial services firms require. But can it also provide complete reliability? Gwen Shapira and Jeff Holoman explain how developers and operation teams can work together to build a bulletproof data pipeline with Kafka and pinpoint all the places where data can be lost if you're not careful. Read more.
14:05–14:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Ask Me Anything
Location: Expo Hall (AMA tables)
Mark Grover (Lyft), Jonathan Seidman (Cloudera), Ted Malaska (Capital One), Gwen Shapira (Confluent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Mark Grover, Jonathan Seidman, Ted Malaska, and Gwen Shapira, the authors of Hadoop Application Architectures, participate in an open Q&A session on considerations and recommendations for the architecture and design of applications using Hadoop. Come with questions about your use case and its big data architecture or just listen in on the conversation. Read more.
17:25–18:05 Thursday, 2/06/2016
IoT & real-time
Location: Capital Suite 12 Level: Intermediate
Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Todd Palino (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Apache Kafka lies at the heart of the largest data pipelines, handling trillions of messages and petabytes of data every day. Gwen Shapira and Todd Palino explain the right approach for getting the most out of Kafka, exploring how to monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot performance of your data pipelines from producer to consumer and from development to production. Read more.
11:15–11:55 Friday, 3/06/2016
Office Hours
Location: O'Reilly Booth (Table B)
Tags: real-time
Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Todd Palino (LinkedIn)
Join Gwen Shapira, Todd Palino, and other Apache Kafka experts for a fast-paced conversation on Apache Kafka use cases, troubleshooting Apache Kafka, using Kafka in stream architectures, and when to avoid Kafka. Read more.