ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING DATA ENGINEERS
Why Appreciate Your Data Engineers?
The Simple Answer: They Deserve It
If you've ever made a decision that changed the course of your trajectory of your business based on critical data - it's an engineer you need to thank.
Data Engineer Appreciation Day is on March 11 and is our way to honor the engineers making your life easier. We'll feature top-notch speakers, valuable insights and interesting survey results that will enlighten your day.
Let's hear it for engineers - it's time to learn and celebrate!
FEATURED ENGINEER ADVOCATES
Data Engineering Lead
Daniel has been at Strava for three years and has successfully led the Data Engineering team during his time there.
Previous to Strava, Daniel spent time at Upsight Inc. as a Software Engineer and started his career in Software Engineering at Cisco Systems.
Daniel enjoys hiking, running, and cycling...plus all the data that comes with it!
Data Engineer III
Rent the Runway
Danielle Dalton is a member of the Data Engineering team at Rent the Runway where she is fortunate enough to work on challenging data infrastructure opportunities with the company’s data science teams. Previously, she was a member of the Data team at Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup.
Danielle graduated from Boston College with a BS in Marketing & Business Analytics. When she isn’t working on improving data infrastructure, you can find her and her fiancé walking their dog, Annie, in Brooklyn.
Data Science & Data Engineering Consultant
Ben has spent his career focused on all forms of data. He has focused on developing algorithms to detect fraud, reduce patient readmission and redesign insurance provider policy to help reduce the overall cost of healthcare. He has also worked in various industries including transportation, Big Tech, start-ups, insurance, SaaS and more.
In all of these industries he has helped companies develop their data strategy. Often starting from scratch to develop an end-to-end data solution.
Ben privately consults on data science and engineering problems both solo with Seattle Data Guy as well as with a company called Acheron Analytics. He has experience both working hands-on with technical problems as well as helping leadership teams develop strategies to maximize their data.
Senior Director Analytics & Decision Science
Pete is a business analytics team leader that drives efficiency, growth, and strategy informed by sophisticated data analysis. He is a subscription business expert with deep experience advising subscription product businesses and SaaS companies on metrics, revenue recognition, business models, financial and growth strategies.
Pete enjoys creating systems to capture the data and working with the business line team leaders to derive insights and drive actions to grow and improve their business. Pete is Senior Director of Analytics and Decision Science at Calix and is driving the adoption of modern analytics tooling such as Snowflake, Fivetran, and dbt into the analytics pipelines. Prior to working at Calix he worked as a consultant advising SaaS start-ups on metrics and financial modeling. He has firsthand experience managing a subscription services company as CFO of the start up company, Joyent (subsequently sold to Samsung), for five years, while also running Support, Operations, HR, and Finance. Pete also has deep experience with internet cloud IaaS/PaaS/SaaS and telecommunications markets.
Head of Content & Community
Molly Vorwerck is the Head of Content and Community for Monte Carlo, a data reliability company backed by Accel, GGV, Redpoint, and other top Silicon Valley investors. Previously, she led the Tech Brand team at Uber, where she managed editorial strategy for the Uber Engineering Blog, the Uber Engineering Meetup program, Uber AI, and their affiliated social media channels.
Prior, she wrote for USA Today, covering U.S. history, politics, and culture. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in American Studies and served as Managing Editor for The Stanford Daily.
Lead Data Engineer
Patrick Campbell is the lead data engineer at Optoro, a returns management experience platform located in Washington D.C.. Through his five year career at Optoro he’s taken the data frameworks through multiple iterations of data technology and warehouses to scale with the growing business.
Previously he co-founded an EdTech startup and worked as a senior data engineer in the voter registration space. In his free time he enjoys getting outdoors, especially getting out of DC to snowboard.
CEO & Founder
Brooklyn Data Co.
Scott Breitenother is an investor and advisor who specializes in building data driven organizations. He currently leads Brooklyn Data Co., a consultancy offering full-stack data and analytics team as a service. He was employee #16 at direct-to-consumer mattress startup Casper and founded the company’s industry-leading Data & Analytics team. In a former life, Scott was a Management Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting (which is probably where he developed his love of frameworks and structure).
He has a BS in Business Management from Babson College and a MSc in International Management from London School of Economics. When he’s not blogging about analytics trends at LocallyOptimistic, you can find him walking around Brooklyn with his wife and children.
CEO & Founder
Boris is the founder and CEO at Census, the world’s first reverse ETL platform that helps data teams build powerful business operations on top of their data warehouse. He previously founded Meldium, which was acquired by LogMeIn. He’s spent his entire career building software tools and dreams of recreating the magic of HyperCard.
He hails from Canada and lives in San Francisco where he moonlights as a tour guide for his friends. He holds degrees from the University of Waterloo and Carnegie Mellon.