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Palestra Unbabel: ''Building a Globally Relevant Technology Business''

31 de janeiro | 14h00 | B001 | FEUP

A palestra terá lugar dia 31 de janeiro, entre as 14h00 e as 15h00, na sala B001 da FEUP e será dirigida por Jonathan Sowler e Miguel Filipe, engenheiros da empresa Unbabel, uma start up portuguesa a atuar na área de soluções de tradução automática (utilizando, por exemplo, técnicas de aprendizagem-máquina) e que, por exemplo, fornece a clientes, como o Facebook, Microsoft, Booking.com e easyJet, soluções que lhes permitem comunicar com os clientes na sua língua nativa tornando as suas operações muito mais eficientes e globais.

About the talk:
The evolution of Engineering at Unbabel and how it has changed to allow the company to be competitive as a translation service on the global stage. How they are building resilient, robust services from the systems that were quickly built when the company was in its startup phase, which are the most important skills for Unbabel and in which areas they still have many questions to answer are just some of the topics that will be addressed on this talk.

Introducing the speakers:

Jonathan Sowler – VP Engineering at Unbabel
“I have a few decades experience running Engineering organizations for startups and within large technology companies (for example Microsoft and Sun Microsystems).  My background is in the early days of Artificial Intelligence and working with cryptographic/security systems.  My role is to build a world class engineering team based on strong best practice, appropriate technology choices and measures to understand productivity and continually improve the maturity of the team at Unbabel.”

Miguel Mascarenhas Filipe – Principal Engineer  at Unbabel
“I’m a Software Engineer with 15 years of experience including start-ups and leading software corporations in three countries. I dive deep and take an end-to-end perspective. I'm always looking for hard problems to crack and high quality solutions. I currently work on the new architecture of Unbabel's translation services. Previously I worked on diverse problems such as backends for Citymapper's mobile apps, large scale distributed systems for Microsoft and Amazon Web Services where I helped launch DynamoDB, the world leading NoSQL Cloud Database, which led to co-authoring 13 US patents. Problems are waiting to be solved.”


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