Abstract: In this talk we will explore the role of Data Engineer and how they fit in the whole data ecosystem. As someone of transitioned from software development to database administration and then data engineering, I will explore how those career paths converge in the modern data engineering function and what hard and soft skills are required to be successful on this field today. We will also explore learning paths and resources that will be useful for anyone who wants to pursue this career, from beginners to experienced professionals.
Bio: Daniela Petruzalek is an experienced IT professional with background in software and data engineering, currently working as Tech Principal at ThoughtWorks UK. She is recognised by Google as a Google Developer Expert in Go and Google Cloud Platform. She's also a Google Cloud Certified Data Engineer, Oracle Certified Professional, TEDx speaker and guest speaker on the course "Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations" at University of Oxford. On her spare time she contributes to open source, plays video games and pets random cats on the streets.