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HPI meets... Amazon

Meet three HPI alumni in this “HPI meets…” Amazon event: Dr. Johannes Wust, Astrid Thomschke and Timo Gasda

The speakers of Amazon Web Services will be introducing Redshift, a petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud.The presentation will be a dive into spectrum, and what it is like to own this core technology. The speakers will also show, how it is to develop design systems in a cross-functional team environment and how to build and run an AWS Service.

Join us to understand more about some key Amazon technologies and get valuable insights into the work routines of Amazon IT engineers!

The talk will be held online. If you wish to participate, please register using the registration form provided by Amazon. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. You can find information on data privacy regulations of this form here.


Background of the Speakers

Dr. Johannes Wust, Software Development Manager, AWS Redshift

Johannes is a software development manager with AWS, heading the engineering team in Berlin for Amazon Redshift - the world's fastest cloud data warehouse. Prior to joining AWS, Johannes has been with SAP as a manager in application development (2014-2019) and with McKinsey & Company as a consultant in the Business Technology Office (2008-2014). Johannes holds a Doctorate and Bachelor’s degree from HPI and a Master’s degree from TU Munich.

Astrid Thomschke, Software Development Engineer, AWS Identity

Astrid, who joined Amazon Web Services three years ago - just in time to build and launch a new service called AWS Resource Groups. She had previously worked for SAP Research and Signavio, had just finished my master’s degree at the HPI Software Architecture Group, and was looking for large-scale, deeply technical challenges with frontend focus. At AWS, Astrid developed a passion for operations and infrastructure.

Timo Gasda, Software Development Engineer, AWS Console

Timo is an HPI alumni, who did both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at HPI and graduated in 2017. Since then, he has been working at AWS as a front-end developer on the Design System and component library for AWS Consoles.