Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Alena Hall

Alena Hall
Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Website | @lenadroid

Alena Hall is a senior software engineer at Microsoft working on Azure, where she focuses on big data and large-scale distributed systems. Previously, she was a senior software engineer at Microsoft Research. Alena has more than 10 years of experience in the software engineering industry with a focus on distributed cloud programming, real-time system modeling, high load and performance, big data analysis, data science, functional programming, and machine learning. She is an elected member of the F# Software Foundation’s board of trustees. Alena holds a master’s degree in computer science and information technology.


1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Distributed Data
Location: 230 B Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Alena Hall (Microsoft)
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Data is generated at an ever-increasing rate, so your architecture for ingesting these incoming influxes of data needs to be flexible, scalable, fast, and resilient. Alena Hall walks you through using distributed systems like Apache Kafka and Spark Streaming to process data coming from multiple sources in real time, do processing, and perform machine learning tasks. Read more.