Sam Debruyn is currently working as a data engineer / consultant. His interests lie in data engineering, cloud native technologies and machine learning.
Data Engineering has been around for a while, but the term itself is still relatively new. A lot of people were actually doing data engineering without them even realising it! I personally see a data engineer as the person who deploys data science solutions and actually puts them in production. A data engineer builds data pipelines, data lakes and works with various data sources and sinks. This excellent blog post explains this in further detail.
These are the technologies I work most with.
This is not my resume, I’ve worked with other technologies in the past and I’m always eager to play with new technologies.
In 2016 I began my career as a cross-platform mobile app developer using Xamarin and Flutter. In 2017 I became a technical lead and team lead. I’ve always had an interest in big data and as a technical lead I helped customers with their solution architecture, including cloud components. This sparked my interest and both interests come together in my current job as a data engineer.
Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and especially because it produces objects of beauty. A programmer who subconsciously views himself as an artist will enjoy what he does and will do it better.
– Donald Knuth