Yaroslav Tkachenko
Staff Data Engineer


Yaroslav Tkachenko is a software engineer interested in distributed systems, microservices, data-intensive applications, functional programming, modern cloud infrastructure, and DevOps practices.

Currently, Yaroslav is a Staff Data Engineer at Shopify, working on data pipelines for merchant-facing data products and analytics. Previously, he was a Senior Software Engineer and later Software Architect at Activision, where he redesigned and rebuilt the data pipeline for Activision games like Call of Duty franchise.

Before joining Activision, Yaroslav held various leadership roles in multiple startups. He was responsible for designing, developing, delivering and maintaining platform services and cloud infrastructure for mission-critical systems.



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    16.06.2021 20:40 – 21:10
    Palais Atelier


    Lambda Architecture has been a common way to build data pipelines for a long time, despite difficulties in maintaining two complex systems. An alternative, Kappa Architecture, was proposed in 2014, but many companies are still reluctant to switch to Kappa. And there is a reason for that…