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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Alison Gilles

Alison Gilles
Director of Engineering, Data Infrastructure, Spotify

Alison Gilles is director of engineering for data infrastructure at Spotify, where she coaches and leads teams in backend services and data infrastructure. Previously, she led engineering teams at nonprofit organizations in education and corporate social responsibility.


5:25pm6:05pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Big data and the Cloud, Data Engineering & Architecture
Location: 1A 15/16/17 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Cloud, Media, Platform
Josh Baer (Spotify), Alison Gilles (Spotify)
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In early 2016, Spotify decided that it didn’t want to be in the data center business. The future was the cloud. Josh Baer and Alison Gilles explain what it took to move Spotify to the cloud, covering Spotify's technology choices, challenges faced, and the lessons Spotify learned along the way. Read more.