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Powering Interactive Data Analysis with Google BigQuery

Mar 29, 2017
Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining  I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 11-12 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.


Marton Kodok is a Senior Software Architect REEA, who led the implementation of complex and distributed systems. At #itakeunconf 2017, he will share more about Powering Interactive Data Analysis with Google BigQuery.



#1. Please share with us 5 things you did that helped you grow & become the professional you are today


It all started when I was posting answers for the Stackoverflow community and the reputation started to grow over 100k. I realized that being a professional is a constant effort and never ending learning of new cool stuff. To be up to speed you need to constantly shift to emerging technologies. You see the merit when your answer voted and uncounted millions of people also learn.
We need to be open-minded and have a mentor around us to grow. As you might not have a mentor close to you in person, you can leverage online communities such as Stackoverflow, a community that helps you grow. It helped me.
Then when you take it offline and be supportive & active in local communities, participate in Startup Weekends, community projects you believe in – you will be able to work on fun stuff. Also being part of an IT company such as REEA, it helped me become a professional by all the great startup projects I had to work on, the colleagues, the clients, and also the conference participations.
In 2016, I was nominated and accepted into the Google Developers Experts program. Having my exemplary work recognized by the greatest company in the IT industry and pointing me as an expert and outstanding professional, it gives me new goals to achieve even more.

#2. What challenges will the participants find solutions to during your session at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017?

Nowadays there are dozens of options to choose how you architect your project for next level of data analytics. We will cover how Google BigQuery helps to solve the petabyte scale data warehousing, and ability to write complex queries for your dashboards.

#3. Recommend for the participants 3 sources you find inspiration from and would help them better understand you

My inspiration inbox is Feedly, there I consume all sorts of content I really enjoy reading: High Scalability, Percona Blogs, Codrops, Medium, SIMB.

Want to join Marton and ~300 software crafters from around Europe?

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Call for speakers open

Sep 04, 2014


We have opened the call for speakers. For next year we decided to keep the topics that you hold dear: architecture, design principles, TDD etc. and also add some new areas that are becoming more and more popular these days: mobile, big data, scaling architecture etc. Visit the page to learn more.

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Hexagonal Architecture Ports&Adapters with J. Martinsson & R. Sanlaville

Feb 10, 2015

Until recently, layered architecture was the most common way of organizing large applications or modules. We’ve learned from practice that it has limitations:

  • business rules tend to escape or be duplicated in UI and/or data layer
  • switching from a database to another is very difficult
  • adding another UI to the application (eg. mobile or smart client) requires heavy changes
  • changing a library used by the application with another is often complex and risky

A new architecture style has appeared in the recent years that tackles this problem: Hexagonal Architecture, or Ports & Adapters. Its intent is to allow more flexibility by cleanly separating business rules from everything else.

Johann Martinsson and Rémy Sanlaville have described the basics of Hexagonal Architecture and then shown an example of such an architecture.

Enjoy their presentation @ I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014 edition. Curious about 2015 edition?

Check out more about I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015 or see directly the Schedule.