Our program committee take responsibility for planning and shaping the program of Flink Forward. They make sure to rate talks in different dimensions to create a balanced program including deeply technical talks and high-level use cases. Diversity is also a crucial aspect for the program committee - they strive to improve and support the presence of underrepresented groups at the conference.
Senior Data Engineer at Netflix
Shriya is a senior data engineer at Netflix, where she works on some of the largest Flink applications that we know of.
PMC Chair at Apache Beam
Davor serves as a chair of the Apache Beam project management committee, and has been heavily involved with the project since its inception. He was an engineer at Google until recently and now pursues a different opportunity. Before Beam, Davor has been working on its predecessor, Google Cloud Dataflow, since its beginnings, most recently by leading the development of the Dataflow SDK for Java.
Co-founder, Software Engineer at Ververica
Fabian Hueske is a committer and PMC member of the Apache Flink® project and has been contributing to Flink since its earliest days. Fabian is a co-founder of
Software Engineer at Ververica
Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai is an Apache Flink® PMC member and software engineer at Ververica. His main contributions in Apache Flink® includes work on some of the most widely used Flink connectors (Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Elasticsearch). Gordon is a speaker at conferences such as Flink Forward, Strata Data, as well as several Taiwan-based conferences on the Hadoop ecosystem and data engineering in general.
Apache Flink® Committer at Alibaba
Shaoxuan is a senior staff engineer and director of engineering at Alibaba, working on Blink SQL and AI platform. Alibaba runs Blink, a fork of Flink, at very large scale and offers it as a service to internal and cloud customers. Prior to Alibaba, Shaoxuan was a senior software engineer working on social graph and core infrastructure at Facebook. Shaoxuan received his Ph.D degree from UC San Diego. He is an Apache Flink® committer. Shaoxuan and his colleagues are heavily contributing to Apache Flink®.
Software Engineer at Lyft
Thomas is Software Engineer, Streaming Platform at Lyft, working with Apache Flink®. Earlier he worked at a number of other technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including DataTorrent, where he was a Co-Founder of the Apex project. Thomas is Apache Apex PMC Chair, committer to Apache Beam and has contributed to several more of the ASF ecosystem projects. Thomas has worked on distributed systems for over 20 years, been speaker at international big data conferences and author of the book “Learning Apache Apex”.
Technical Staff Member at Dell EMC
Eron is an Apache Flink® committer and a technical staff member at Dell EMC working on Flink and Pravega. Pravega is a system for a long-term stream storage and features an excellent integration with Flink.