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Thursday, December 7 • 4:35pm - 5:10pm
Accelerating Humanitarian Relief with Kubernetes [I] - Erik Schlegel & Christoph Schittko, Microsoft

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How can UN humanitarian aid field experts use social media to gain insight, understand trends and track key humanitarian issues? Through a collaboration with Microsoft and UN OCHA, Project Fortis was created to accelerate the surveillance around humanitarian disasters and health epidemics around the world.

This talk discusses the architecture of a high-available native spark pipeline running across multiple Kubernetes clusters to support Fortis customers.

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Christoph Schittko

Principal Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
Christoph Schittko is an engineer with Microsoft working with customers on innovative solutions in the areas of containerization and AI. He's been working with Microsoft customers on building cloud solutions since Azure was called "Red Dog". He’s recently been a contributor to... Read More →

Erik Schlegel

Senior Engineer, Microsoft
Erik is an open source engineer at Microsoft, and based in the Austin area. He's one of the original contributors to the React Native Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Erik leads the engineering effort of Project Fortis, an open source data gathering / surveillance insight platform... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2017 4:35pm - 5:10pm CST
Meeting Room 9C, Level 3