Speaker interview: Konark Modi

We are introducing to you some of the speakers of the next Berlin Buzzwords conference 2015. Therefore, we are interviewing #bbuzz speakers ahead of the conference. See what they responded …

Get to know Konark Modi.

Could you briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Konark Modi, currently I am working as a software engineer at Cliqz based out of Munich. I love art and keyboards - whether they make music, or an interesting data point for what they call it to be Big Data. I have worked with one of the largest OTA's in India, and coming into the world of data engineering with a dev-ops background has been an incredible journey for me. I like to contributing to the community in whatever way I can - be it through organizing conferences for like minded people or just disrupting social causes with technology.

How did you get started with developing software?
Long long time ago, used to play with LOGO language and then started with GW-Basic for fun during my school time, finally did my studies in computer science and have been passionate about software development ever since.

Which in-depth information is your talk going to provide?
This talk is all about building and operating highly-scalable, fault-tolerant and low latency near-real time architectures. With special coverage of Apache storm that let's us achieve all of these features. I wish to get people excited about Apache storm and they should start relating how they can use this for their own use-cases.

Have you enjoyed previous Berlin Buzzwords editions?
I will be attending Berlin Buzzwords for the first time. All this time I have been an ardent fan and have watched the sessions via videos. Now I am totally excited to be part of this awesome event.

Where can attendees meet you at the conference in order to ask questions?
I'll be hanging around, or just tweet to me @Konarkmodi for more details on how Hogwarts can grow leaps and bounds with the help of Data Magic.

Have you been to Berlin before? What did you enjoy the most?
Yes I was in Berlin in July last year. The most I enjoyed was bike tour by Fat Tire Bike Tours. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore the city but strictly before / after the conference.

What's your favourite beer?
I prefer sticking to Apfelschorle :) .

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