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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Real Time IoT and Mobile Data: Put It to Work for Your Users

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Every app is producing huge amounts of data, recording everything from location changes and button taps to data usage and acceleration. But what do you do with this flood of data? How can you make historical data a powerful tool for your users? How do you store it, let alone process it? How do you scale so that it doesn't all come to a grinding halt when your app is featured on Google Play and iTunes? Siva Katir discusses some scenarios facing developers who want to use this data to customize and improve their apps. Explore real-world pitfalls and best practices discovered while building PlayFab's real-time analytics and eventing platform for some of the biggest games out there. Learn how real time data is used to improve both the software and the user's experience. And most importantly learn how to think about harnessing your user's data to delight them.

Siva Katir
PlayFab, Inc.

Siva Katir has more than a dozen years of experience developing cloud, desktop, and mobile systems. Currently he works for PlayFab, a backend-as-a-service for some of the largest video games today, where he wrestles with maintaining near-perfect uptime on a massive scale with a small team. Siva has designed and developed high-availability infrastructures—from synchronizing order and inventory data between multiple companies to managing work permits, worker statuses, and their physical locations across multiple oil refineries. His diverse work experience includes deploying CI pipelines, managing servers, running his own software company for six years, and serving as CTO of another. Siva is passionate about programming and sharing his knowledge with others.