Lorenzo Alberton

Lorenzo Alberton



Lorenzo Alberton is the Chief Technical Architect at DataSift, where he's helping a highly talented team processing thousands of messages per second from Twitter and other data sources. Previously, he's been working for several enterprise companies in UK and Europe (BBC, Channel 5, AVG, C&W, ...) where he learnt solid architecture principles from incredible people and played with amazing large scale projects. He is a regular conference speaker and an eclectic software engineer with a wide range of interests, spanning from scalable architectures to database design, from algorithms and data structures to natural language processing and machine learning.


Scalable architectures: Taming the Twitter Firehose

Handling lots of real-time streams of information, when Twitter alone is producing 250+ million tweets a day and 27 million links to news and media, can be a daunting task. This talk will cover how to develop a platform that can deal with billions of items per day, perform complex analysis and serve thousands of [...]

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