Tanay Pant – Speaker interview

by | Mar 13, 2019 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Tanay Pant is an author, developer and tech enthusiast. He currently works at Crate.io as a Developer Advocate. He is best known for his books “Learning Web-based Virtual Reality”, “Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi” and “Learning Firefox OS Application Development”. He has been acknowledged in the about: credits of Firefox for his contributions to the different open source projects of the Mozilla Foundation. He also writes for a number of websites like SitePoint and Tuts+ where he shares tips and tricks about web development.

Talk: Tick Tock: What the heck is time-series data?

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

These keep changing more frequently than I’d like to admit. Currently I am learning the piano and it gives me immense joy to be able to recite a piece of classical music. Apart from that I love tinkering around with IoT, reading novels and traveling to new places.

 

Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019?

I got into the world of time-series data not that long ago. As I am quite interested in IoT and the various use-cases, I got to learn about smart factories and the revolutionary way production lines and water turbines were using sensors to monitor their facility making the operation safer and more efficient. These sensors send a huge volume of data which is not suitable to be handled by the traditional time-series databases, which made the problem even more interesting and I wanted to share my learning with everyone 🙂

 

Q. Who should attend your session? 

If you like working with IoT, sensor data or time-series in general, you should drop by.

 

Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session? 

My attendees will learn about time-series data and what makes it different, use cases of such data, a short case study and how to work with real world time series data such as NYC can data or geo-spatial data with CrateDB. 

 

Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what are your other plans for this year?

I am speaking at a couple of other conferences this year and I am so excited to meet all the lovely people.