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Summer Community Days, Vol. 1

That's a wrap on vol. 1 of Summer Community Days 🎉
Summer Community Days is a free, virtual & practitioner-first conference hosted by the Operational Analytics Club featuring community expert sessions, keynotes, data hackathons, and local IRL happy hours in major US cities. You’ll leave the these sessions an OA expert in technical- and business-focused subjects alike (and have some new friends, too).

Our Lineup

Here are some of the brilliant data experts and community members who presented at this year's Summer Community Days.
Charlie Summers
Data Engineer Tech Lead @ Merit
Suela Isaj, PhD
Data Engineer @ Issuu
Matthew Mullins
Chief Technology Officer @ Cogniti
Emiel Verkade
Staff Analytics Engineer @ Snowplow Analytics
Matthew Brandt
COO & Co-founder @ Cook Eat
Emily Hawkins
Data Engineering Manager, Data Platform @ Drizly
Meghan Cassidy
Lead Data Analyst @ Brooklyn Data Co.
Wenqi Shao
Lead Staff Data Scientist @ Webflow
Simon Podhajsky
Data Lead @ iLife Technologies
Irina Kukuyeva, PhD
Fractional Chief Data Officer @ Kukuyeva Consulting
Taylor Brownlow
Head of Product @ Count
Donny Flynn
Customer Data Architect @ Census
Sasha Osypova
CEO @ Beards Analytics
Timo Dechau
Founder & Data Engineer @ Deepskydata
Dylan Hughes
Senior Software Engineer, Data & Internal Tools @ Prefect
Juan Sequeda
Principal Scientist @ data.world
Stephen Ebrey
Data Consultant
Josh Levin
Manager, Customer Architecture @ Honeycomb.io
Julia King
VP, Data & Analytics @ Carta
Jake Samuelson
Founder & CPO @ CoRise
Zachary Chetchavat
Data Analytics Engineer @ Ritual
Brett Kobold
Director of Analytics @ Retina AI
Will Sweet
Head of Product Experience @ Datafold
Meghan Cassidy
Lead data analyst @ Brooklyn Data Co.
David Jayatillake
Head of Data @ Metaplane
Josh Richman
Senior Manager, Business Analytics @ FLASH
Christine Ndege
Principal Data Engineer, Founder @ moderndata.co
Kshitij Aranke
Senior Data Analytics Engineer @ Vouch Insurance
Danny Chepenko
Head of Growth & Data @ SpatialChat
Leah Weiss
Co-founder & CEO @ Preql
Matthew Housley
CTO @ Ternary Data
Justin Gage
Head of developer marketing @ Amplify Partners
Brittany Allen
Data Strategist @ California Office of Digital Innovation
Sourabh Bajaj
Founder & CTO @ CoRise
Carlo Scalisi
Senior Data Analyst @ N26
Jessica Cherny
Senior Data Analyst @ Ironclad
Lekhana Satish
Sr. Data Governance Analyst @ Service Link & Co-founder of Storytelling by Data
Julie Beynon
Head of analytics @ Clearbit
Bobby Pinero
CEO & Co-founder @ Equals
Gabi Steele
Co-founder & CEO @ Preql
Sarah Krasnik
Data Consultant & Advisor
Madison Schott
Analytics Engineer @ Winc
Allan Campopiano
Data Scientist @ Deepnote
Jake Hannan
Senior Analytics Engineer @ Sigma Computing
Pete Fein
Consultant & Trainer @ Snakedev
Richard Makara
Co-founder & CEO @ reconfigured
Jerrie Kumalah
Analytics Engineer @ SeatGeek
Chetan Sharma
Chief Executive Officer @ Eppo
As part of our 2022 Summer of Data, we’re brought you sessions from the data practitioners you know and love, as well as new perspectives to help you level up your data career and best practices. Whether you’re new to the space, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between: There’s something for you.

Track 1: Keynotes, thought leadership & workshops

This stage is where you'll find all our keynotes, industry-leading sessions, and tactical workshops. Join us here to get inspired and get your hands dirty with useful lessons to help you do more with your data.
Session speakers
Meghan Cassidy
Lead data analyst @ Brooklyn Data Co.
David Jayatillake
Head of Data @ Metaplane
Christine Ndege
Principal Data Engineer, Founder @ moderndata.co
Julie Beynon
Head of analytics @ Clearbit
Julia King
VP, Data & Analytics @ Carta
Meghan Cassidy
Lead Data Analyst @ Brooklyn Data Co.
Donny Flynn
Customer Data Architect @ Census
Pete Fein
Consultant & Trainer @ Snakedev
Taylor Brownlow
Head of Product @ Count
Matthew Housley
CTO @ Ternary Data
Simon Podhajsky
Data Lead @ iLife Technologies
Will Sweet
Head of Product Experience @ Datafold
Stephen Ebrey
Data Consultant
Matthew Mullins
Chief Technology Officer @ Cogniti
Lekhana Satish
Sr. Data Governance Analyst @ Service Link & Co-founder of Storytelling by Data
Juan Sequeda
Principal Scientist @ data.world
Bobby Pinero
CEO & Co-founder @ Equals
Josh Richman
Senior Manager, Business Analytics @ FLASH
Jessica Cherny
Senior Data Analyst @ Ironclad
Wenqi Shao
Lead Staff Data Scientist @ Webflow
Emily Hawkins
Data Engineering Manager, Data Platform @ Drizly

Track 2: Actionable advice

This stage's programming includes sessions diving deep into best practices for building data-driven cultures, effective and scalable data stacks, and successful data careers that you can implement today.
Session speakers
Justin Gage
Head of developer marketing @ Amplify Partners
Leah Weiss
Co-founder & CEO @ Preql
Gabi Steele
Co-founder & CEO @ Preql
Chetan Sharma
Chief Executive Officer @ Eppo
Timo Dechau
Founder & Data Engineer @ Deepskydata
Sarah Krasnik
Data Consultant & Advisor
Richard Makara
Co-founder & CEO @ reconfigured
Dylan Hughes
Senior Software Engineer, Data & Internal Tools @ Prefect
Danny Chepenko
Head of Growth & Data @ SpatialChat
Charlie Summers
Data Engineer Tech Lead @ Merit
Jerrie Kumalah
Analytics Engineer @ SeatGeek
Brittany Allen
Data Strategist @ California Office of Digital Innovation
Irina Kukuyeva, PhD
Fractional Chief Data Officer @ Kukuyeva Consulting

Track 3: Technical talks

This stage is home to all our technical talks from data experts in the community. Join us to get into the nitty gritty of data modeling, data use cases, and data stack design.
Session speakers
Jake Hannan
Senior Analytics Engineer @ Sigma Computing
Sourabh Bajaj
Founder & CTO @ CoRise
Jake Samuelson
Founder & CPO @ CoRise
Matthew Brandt
COO & Co-founder @ Cook Eat
Allan Campopiano
Data Scientist @ Deepnote
Sasha Osypova
CEO @ Beards Analytics
Zachary Chetchavat
Data Analytics Engineer @ Ritual
Kshitij Aranke
Senior Data Analytics Engineer @ Vouch Insurance
Emiel Verkade
Staff Analytics Engineer @ Snowplow Analytics
Carlo Scalisi
Senior Data Analyst @ N26
Suela Isaj, PhD
Data Engineer @ Issuu
Madison Schott
Analytics Engineer @ Winc
Brett Kobold
Director of Analytics @ Retina AI
Josh Levin
Manager, Customer Architecture @ Honeycomb.io

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