Join us for the monthly series "Simon and Denny - Ask Us Anything!" where we will answer your data engineering questions from building a data platform to ingestion to ETL to analytics. With our background in SQL Server and BI to Apache Spark and Delta Lake - we want to show you how to build your own lakehouse.
As this session is interactive, come prepared to ask questions all throughout the session! Be prepared for another geeky, trans-Atlantic event from two data nerds.
Director of Engineering
Denny Lee is a Developer Advocate at Databricks. He is a hands-on distributed systems and data sciences engineer with extensive experience developing internet-scale infrastructure, data platforms, and predictive analytics systems for both on-premise and cloud environments. He also has a Masters of Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Sciences University and has architected and implemented powerful data solutions for enterprise Healthcare customers. His current technical focuses include Distributed Systems, Apache Spark, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Genomics.
Simon Whiteley - Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Databricks Nerd, Cloud Herder, one of those “London People”. Simon runs Advancing Analytics, a UK data consultancy as their Director of Engineering, hosts the Advancing Spark youtube channel and organises the Microsoft Data London meetup. He spends most of his time working with companies to apply "big data" thinking to traditional analytics problems, whether through cloud architecture, spark development or Azure wrangling. When not tinkering with tech, Simon is a death-dodging London cyclist, a sampler of craft beers, an avid foodie and a lover of all things nerdy.