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Presentation: Distributed Systems / ML AMA w/ N. Wrightson, P. Elger & V. Warmerdam

Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Guild, Mezzanine

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Speaker: Nicky Wrightson

Principal Engineer @Skyscanner

Nicky has extensive experience delivering large scale cloud native architectures previously at the Financial Times and now at Skyscanner. She passionately promotes operability as a first class concern in developing these large distributed systems. She works now on the data platform at Skyscanner where the huge scale means a whole different set of problems to solve while still striving to be operable, cost effective and maintainable.

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Speaker: Peter Elger

Co-Founder & CEO @fourtheorem

Peter Elger is the co-founder and CEO of fourTheorem, a company providing expertise on next generation cloud architecture, agile development, AI and machine learning. Formerly a physicist working at the JET fusion research project, Peter was previously co-founder and CTO of Stitcher Ads, a social advertising platform and nearForm, a node.js consultancy. Peter holds degrees in physics and computer science and is a co-author of the Node Cookbook as well as several academic papers on software methodology. Peter’s latest book ‘AI as a Service’ is available from Manning Publications.

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Speaker: Vincent Warmerdam

Research Advocate @Rasa

My name is Vincent, ask me anything. I have been evangelizing data and open source for the last 6 years. You might know my from tech talks where I attempt to defend common sense over hype in data science. I currently work at Rasa.

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