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August 22, 2022

[Webinar] Introduction to Data Engineering

About the Event

Want to know what a career in Data Engineering entails? Want to know the tools and platforms that a modern data engineer needs to master? Come join us for a 2-hour introduction session on modern Data Engineering with Shaohua Zhang.

Data Engineers play an essential role in organizations that collect and manage big data. In a typical data organization, data engineers gather and collect the data, store it, do batch processing or real-time processing on it, and serve it via the database to a data scientist who can easily query it. In essence, data engineers help manage how data flows in an Enterprise data architecture.

The market has seen a surge in demand for data scientists in the past several years and we see almost all universities and colleges offer some kind of data science courses and programs. However, data engineers are usually harder to train and source because the program needs to be very practical/hands-on and there is not much theory to teach. The open-source communities are also pushing out new tools and platforms on a regular basis which makes teaching data engineering challenging because materials need to be updated rapidly to keep up with the latest trends. At WeCloudData, we have heard from many hiring managers and recruiting agencies say that while the demand for data engineers is great, data engineer talents are even harder to find compared to data scientists.


Schedule (Times listed below are in EDT):

  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm: Open registration
  • 6:30pm – 6:45pm: Event Kickoff & Introduction
  • 6:45pm – 7:15pm: Why Data Engineering?
  • 7:15pm – 745pm: Data Engineering Platforms & Stacks
  • 7:45pm – 8:15pm: Introduction to WeCloudData’s Data Engineering Program
  • 8:15pm – 8:30pm: Q&A


Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Data Engineering
  • Popular Data Engineering Platforms & Stacks
  • Introduction to WeCloudData’s Data Engineering Program
  • Ask Me Anything about Data Engineering Career


Who is this event for?

  • IT professionals who want to learn more about data engineering
  • Data scientists who want to gain experience in data pipelines and engineering
  • Developers who want to get familiar with new data engineering stacks
  • Job seekers who want to become a data engineer

Event Details
6:30 pm -
 8:30 pm EST/EDT
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Shaohua Zhang
Chief Instructor (WeCloudData) | Head of Data Science (BeamData) | Startup Advisor and Data Coach
Shaohua is the Co-founder and Chief Instructor at WeCloudData. In the past few years, he has trained hundreds of students and helped many of them launch their data science careers. He is also the CEO and Head of Data Science at Beam Data where he works closely with the industry partners on implementing data science projects. Prior to co-founding the Toronto Institute of Data Science and Technology (WeCloudData), he led the data science team at BlackBerry and helped build the data science practice at Kik. He has also worked with big companies such as TD, Canadian Tire, Sunlife, CIBC, Communitech, and MaRS on upskilling their data teams.
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