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Presentation: Big Data & Infrastructure AMA w/ Blanca Garcia Gil & Jon Topper

Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Guild, Mezzanine

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Monday

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Speaker: Blanca Garcia-Gil

Principal Engineer on data platform @BBC

Blanca Garcia Gil is a principal systems engineer at BBC. She currently works on a team whose aim is to provide a reliable platform at petabyte scale for data engineering and machine learning. She provides leadership on ensuring that the development team has the correct infrastructure and tooling required for the entire delivery and support cycles of the project.

Prior to the BBC she has had a variety of roles from developing web applications for an agency, mobile prototyping (before smartphones came about!), developing a content management system or writing highly scalable APIs. She always enjoyed working closer to the backend and since she started developing in the Cloud she's taken on the challenge of learning about infrastructure. This has led to her deciding to move recently to an infrastructure automation and reliability role.

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Speaker: Jon Topper

CTO / CEO @scalefactory

Jon Topper runs The Scale Factory, a team of cloud infrastructure and DevOps experts based in London, UK. He's worked on infrastructure problems for Fortune 500 companies, and startups, across a range of market sectors.

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