William Zurat

William Zurat
Director, Multimedia Systems, Major League Baseball Advanced Media

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Bill Zurat is the Director of Multimedia Infrastructure on the Systems team at MLBAM, the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball. He is responsible for building scalable, live/vod, backend video streaming architecture for every MLB game, targeting over 350 devices. He joined MLBAM in 2007, having previously been at WFMU, a freeform radio station based in Jersey City, NJ. For five years at WFMU, Bill was the Senior Systems Administrator (and a DJ) responsible for designing, building and supporting a live 24/7/365 audio streaming solution for their broadcast content and specialty DJ programs, while managing the digital archives for every show since 2001. Bill is a graduate of Fordham University where he studied English Literature and Philosophy while settling issues within a pragmatic empirical framework. An unapologetic record hoarder, Bill regularly can be found digging in the used bins at the few surviving dusty music stores or listening to one of his thousands of records.

Sessions

Operations, Grand Ballroom
Mike O'Dea (Major League Baseball Advanced Media), William Zurat (Major League Baseball Advanced Media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.05, 20 ratings)
Mike O'Dea and Bill Zurat will discuss how MLBAM used AWS, automation and other off-the-shelf technologies to deliver a product (Minor League Streaming) that customers would enjoy, and was consistent with how MLBAM delivered media in their MLB products. Read more.

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