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The PyCon 2020 conference is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers.
Nina Zakharenko is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience. She’s enjoyed a long career working for a range of companies, from large enterprise organizations like HBO to small startups like Reddit. She’s currently a senior software engineer at Venmo, working on internal tools for developer productivity. In her spare time, she skis and snowboards, mountain bikes, and rock climbs from her home base in Portland, OR.
I work on strategic engineering projects at Domino Data Lab, the industries premier data science platform for enterprises. I am also a member of the Technical Oversight Committee for the Reactive Foundation.
At Anyscale, I led all aspects of developer relations and other marketing-related activities, including tutorial development, public speaking, and organizing Ray Summit 2020 and a Summer series of events called Ray Summit Connect. I also participate in the development of Ray and Anyscale's products.
At Lightbend, I led engineering teams that built streaming data systems, such as production of ML/AI capabilities. I spoke at conferences around the world and wrote about data and related technology trends for O'Reilly Media.
Specifically, I conceived Lightbend Fast Data Platform and ran the engineering teams that built it. It is a Kubernetes-based platform for streaming data processing at scale, using Spark, Flink, Akka Streams, and Kafka, with tools to accelerate development, deployment, management, and monitoring of streaming applications.