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Wednesday, February 11 • 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Panel: Crossing the Data Career Chasm

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Making a move into the data space? This session explores data -- in all sense of its glory. Hear panelists' perspectives on managing, analyzing and getting the most out of it. Learn ways to apply such insights to your own work as a developer. 

Moderators
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Christina Gagnier

Partner, Internet, Intellectual Property and Technology, Gagnier Margossian LLP
Christina Gagnier leads the Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in social media, copyright and information privacy. | | Gagnier consults technology companies on policy issues ranging from patent law reform to communications issues, such as Network Neutrality. Gagnier’s primary research concerns issues of cyber rights and the intersection of on and offline action. Her most... Read More →

Speakers
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Kathy Copic

Program Director, Growth, Insight Data Science & Engineering
Kathy Copic is the Program Director for New Initiatives and Growth at Insight. Insight's Data Science and Data Engineering programs help scientists and engineers transition into new careers in big data. In 2014, Kathy led Insight's expansion to New York City. Before Insight, she earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Michigan, was a post-doc at Columbia, and worked as a Staff Scientist at Berkeley National Lab. She... Read More →
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Jenni Snyder

MySQL DBA, Yelp
Jenni Snyder has been a MySQL DBA for 10 years, and has spent the last four and a half here at Yelp, first as the first DBA, and now Manager of the Databases Team which is part of Yelp Engineering Operations & Infrastructure. Her team is responsible for the availability, performance, and evolution of Yelp's production database infrastructure. She is also co-leader of two Employee Resource Groups: Yelp Moms and Awesome Women in Engineering.
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Giovanna Thron

Lead Instructor, Data Science, Galvanize
Giovanna is a data scientist and engineer who loves math, algorithms and the power of data. Giovanna was previously a Software Engineer at Facebook, running experiments to analyze terabytes of data and building applications to help the company grow. She taught computer science at the University of Toronto, taught English in Hungary, and has also mentored at Hackbright Academy. | | As a grad student at the University of Toronto, Giovanna... Read More →
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Fei Xue

Senior Software Engineer, MarkLogic
Fei Xue is a senior software engineer at MarkLogic (enterprise NoSQL database vendor) working on distributed database system and search query processing/optimization. Her most recent projects include Bitemporal data management and Tiered Storage management. She is interested in high performance server programming and distributed systems. | Fei holds a CS MS from Yale and a EE BS from Tsinghua University.
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Jin Zhang

VP, Engineering, Apigee Corporation
Jin Zhang is a passionate technology leader who is constantly looking for new learning. She is currently leading the engineering team at Apigee, a start-up focusing on API and data analytics in the Silicon Valley. Prior to this Jin was an accomplished engineering executive with IBM, responsible for managing global teams as well as delivering 8-digit annual revenue plans. Jin is highly respected by her customers and is a frequent speaker at... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

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