SOURCE: Trifacta


November 03, 2014 09:00 ET

Trifacta's Chief Strategy Officer to Keynote at 2014 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing

Joe Hellerstein Will Draw From His Academic and Industry Experience to Discuss the Implications of Programming the Cloud

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2014) - Trifacta, a leading Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta's Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Joe Hellerstein, will present the closing keynote at the 2014 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Hellerstein will discuss hazards and opportunities for the software industry resulting from current challenges in programming the cloud. Drawing from his experience with the Berkeley Orders of Magnitude (BOOM) team at the University of California, Berkeley and extensive work as an advisor and founder of technology companies, Hellerstein will provide a picture of the current cloud software ecosystem and discuss potential opportunities for future improvement.

"The cloud has changed the rules for software development: every programmer now has inexpensive access to global-scale computing capacity. This presents tremendous opportunity for innovation, but it comes with significant costs and risks in terms of software engineering complexity. Writing code for widely-distributed computers in the cloud is fundamentally different than writing for an individual machine, and we are only now beginning to evolve tools and techniques to enable developers to work effectively in this new environment," said Joe Hellerstein, CSO of Trifacta. "In the field, though, we do see talented programmers continuing to build new cloud systems and applications. In my discussion, I'll highlight some of these best practices from industry, and explain how they inspired research in the BOOM project at Berkeley--resulting in theoretical breakthroughs and new software engineering tools that provide a clearer view of the tightrope between risks and rewards that developers walk when harnessing the power of the cloud."

   What: 2014 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing
   Where: Motif Seattle, 1415 5TH Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101
   When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2014 is the fifth in a new series of symposia that bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. Co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (SIGOPS), SoCC 2014 will take place in Seattle, WA.

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About Trifacta
Trifacta, the pioneer in data transformation, significantly enhances the value of an enterprise's big data by enabling users to easily transform raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis. Leveraging decades of innovative work in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning, Trifacta's unique technology creates a partnership between user and machine, with each side learning from the other and becoming smarter with experience. Trifacta is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Ignition Partners.

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