Sep 23–26, 2019
Mars Lan

Mars Lan
Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Mars is currently the technical lead of the metadata team at LinkedIn and has been leading the team to design and implementation of LinkedIn’s metadata infrastructure for the past 2 years. Prior to that he was a software engineer at Google working on the Google Assistant and Google Cloud products. Mars received his PhD degree in Computer Science from UCLA.


2:05pm2:45pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 1A 23/24
Secondary topics:  Data quality, data governance and data lineage, Media and Advertising
Shirshanka Das (LinkedIn), Mars Lan (LinkedIn)
How do you scale metadata to an organization of 10,000 employees, 1M+ data assets and an AI-enabled company that ships code to the site three times a day. We describe the journey of LinkedIn’s metadata from a two-person back-office team to a central hub powering data discovery, AI productivity and automatic data privacy. Different metadata strategies and our battle scars will be revealed! Read more.

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