Marton Kodok – Speaker interview

Marton Kodok is a romanian Google Developer Expert(GDE) senior software architect at REEA Romania who led the implementation of complex and distributed systems serving millions of users for companies like LogoMix, WaterSmart, Ausschreibungsdienste and many more. Among the top romanian StackOverflow users with over 111k reputation points. Active contributor for open-source solutions like Beanstalkd message queue admin console, Riak PHP admin interface. Expert in Databases and Search systems like Google BigQuery, Elasticsearch, Redis, Sphinx. Active in mentoring and speaker at conferences.


Talk: Powering Interactive Data Analysis with Google BigQuery


Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

One of the Top 3 romanians on Stackoverflow with 115k reputation points achieved. Also proud being a Google Developer Expert at REEA Tirgu Mures.
My hobbies are mountain hiking, riding the bicycle, driving the gokart. Among other things I do like ballroom dancing and I have strong interest in emerging technologies, progressive web apps, cloud technologies, scalability and architecture.
My main interes is to arhitect systems to handle huge data sets, and be able to run interesting reports on those. I often work with tables larger than a terabyte.


Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017? 

Nowadays there are solutions to store everything, and using the cloud services it’s affordable. Not lot of people have heard about BigQuery a petabyte scale full SQL-2011 managed database service, which helps to maintain the large data sets we are producing.


Q. Who should attend your session? 

If you are an everyday developer and you want to see some cool SQL queries on a large data set, or see how to write UDF in Javascript and combine that with the SQL using BigQuery please join the session.
Also if you are an arhitect or a product owner who wants to scale your project big, and boost the analytics part it, come to find out how to arhitect for cloud without large code change, just by adding an event router component.
As a student you can find out how to explore and wrangle open-data sets.


Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2017, what is the year review look like for you?

This year was quite challenging for me, was able to attend Google Developer Days in Krakow, and speak also at Google DevFest Ukraine, Voxxed Days Bucharest, and other dozen opportunities.

Q. What are your plans for the next year?

Next year I am planning to learn more about machine learning and AI, and I will buy some bitcoins as well 😉



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