Join developers, architects, data engineers, DevOps professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about messaging and event streaming for this virtual event. Pulsar Virtual Summit Europe 2023 brings the Apache Pulsar Community together to share best practices and discuss the future of streaming technologies.


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Program Committee

Matteo Merli

Apache Pulsar PMC Chair, CTO, StreamNative

Matteo is the CTO at StreamNative, where he brings rich experience in distributed pub-sub messaging platforms. Matteo was one of the co-creators of Apache Pulsar during his time at Yahoo!. Matteo and Sijie worked to create a global, distributed messaging system for Yahoo!, which would later become Apache Pulsar. Matteo then co-founded Streamlio with Guo, and later served as the Senior Principal Software Engineer at Splunk post-acquisition. Matteo is the PMC Chair of Apache Pulsar, where he helps to guide the community and ensure the success of the Pulsar project. He is also a PMC member for Apache BookKeeper. Matteo lives in Menlo Park, California.

Ricardo Ferreira

Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

Ricardo is Senior Developer Advocate at AWS, working in the developer relations team for North America. With +20 years of experience, he may have learned a thing or two about distributed systems, messaging, fast data analytics, databases, and observability. Before AWS, he worked for software vendors like Elastic, Confluent, and Oracle. Ricardo is well known for his remarkable ability to explain complex topics. He cunningly breaks them down into bite-sized pieces until anyone can understand. While not working, he loves barbecuing in his backyard with his family and friends, where he finally gets the chance to talk about anything unrelated to computers. He currently lives in North Carolina, USA, with his wife and son.

Peter Corless

Director of Product Marketing, StarTree

Peter Corless is the Director of Product Marketing at StarTree, delivering innovation in real-time analytics. Previously, Peter served as program chair for the ScyllaDB Summit and P99 CONF.

David Kjerrumgaard

Apache Pulsar Committer, Software Engineer , StreamNative

David is a committer on the Apache Pulsar project, and also the author of Pulsar in Action and co-author of Practical Hive. He currently serves as a Developer Advocate for StreamNative where he focuses on strengthening the Apache Pulsar community through education and evangelization. Prior to that he was a principal software engineer on the messaging team at Splunk, and Director of Solutions for two Big Data startups; Streamlio and Hortonworks.

Steven LeRoux

CTO, CleverCloud

Steven has been an architect of Cloud Service for the last ten years, having worked on very different aspects of the cloud like DDoS detection, BigData / Observability and Serverless Cloud Services. Early adopter of stream computing since 2012, he embraced Apache Pulsar a few years ago as his prefered messaging layer for both products and infrastructure and gave some talks in Europe to help evangelize the technology.

Enrico Olivelli

Apache Pulsar PMC Member and Committer, Software Engineer, DataStax

Enrico Olivelli is a PMC member of Apache ZooKeeper and Apache BookKeeper, Pulsar projects. He is the committer in Apache Maven. He is also the PMC Chair of Apache Curator.

Rajan Dhabalia

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Yahoo!

Rajan Dhabalia is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Yahoo! working on messaging and distributed key-value storage technologies. His interests lie in building reliable, scalable distributed data processing systems. He is a PMC member of Apache Pulsar, a committer of Apache BookKeeper, a lead developer of Pulsar in Yahoo!, and spent several years developing Pulsar in Yahoo before making it open source.

Gilles Barbier

GM EMEA, StreamNative

Gilles Barbier is a seasoned tech entrepreneur with experiences in both business and technological leadership roles as General Manager, CEO, CTO and cofounder. He most recently founded Infinitic, a workflow engine based on Apache Pulsar that lets developers easily code business processes in distributed environments.

Eric Sammer

Founder and CEO, Decodable

Focused on technical leadership, distributed systems, and data infrastructure. Deeply entrenched in the open source community with a passion for solving difficult scaling and processing problems. Varied background in development, systems and networking, and data management systems. Hands on and always interested in teaching as well as learning. Frequent public and private speaker on technology and techniques for large scale data processing, integration, and system management. Author of Hadoop Operations from O’Reilly.

Yingjun Wu

Founder and CEO, RisingWave

Yingjun Wu is the founder of RisingWave Labs, a series-A startup building RisingWave, a distributed SQL database for stream processing. Before running the company, he was a software engineer at the Redshift team, Amazon Web Services, and a researcher at the Database group, IBM Almaden Research Center. He received my PhD degree from National University of Singapore (advisor: Kian-Lee Tan), and was a visiting PhD at Carnegie Mellon University (host advisor: Andrew Pavlo).

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