Join Nike Digital for the next event in our Nike Tech Talks series on Thursday, February 9th! We're excited to host Ellen Friedman, MapR Consultant, Author, and Apache Software Foundation Committer. Ellen will be discussing stream-first architecture, micro-services, and the emerging technologies that support these new approaches to system-wide transformations.
Food and beverages will be served and there will be time to network before and after the talk.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Check-In, Networking, and Food/Drinks
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Shape of Revolutions: How Things Change by Ellen Friedman
There’s a revolution underway in how people work with data. For one thing, streaming data is no longer seen as a special use case – and that’s a good thing because streaming is a better fit to the way life happens. Stream-first architectures are useful even beyond real-time processing. Another big idea has to do with where data lives: the big data revolution showed us that data structures spanning more than one machine are a good thing. But a new revolution involves data structures that span more than one continent (geo-distribution) and that go from on-premise to cloud.
In this talk, Ellen will tell a few stories that show how innovation with real impact can happen, including the shift in thinking and in engineering culture that underlie successful change. We’ll look at emerging technologies and how best to use them, new designs in architecture, and flexible practices such as a microservices style that have huge implications in IoT and other large-scale analytical workflows.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking and Food/Drinks
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ellen Friedman, Ph.D., is solutions consultant for MapR Technologies, an O’Reilly author and an experienced speaker. She is a committer for the Apache Drill and Apache Mahout projects. With a background in Biochemistry, Ellen was previously a laboratory research scientist.