Helena did her academic work in scientific research and later built her career in software engineering. She is a former Senior Software Engineer at Apple working on massive scale distributed data and analysis. Prior to that, Helena was VP of Product Engineering at Tuplejump building a multi-tenant stream analysis machine learning platform. She was a Senior Cloud Engineer at CrowdStrike working on cloud-based realtime Cyber Security threat analysis, and at VMware automating cloud infrastructure for massive scale.
She is a Keynote speaker, and has presented at international Big Data, Scala and FP conferences: Scale by the Bay, Kafka Summit, Spark Summit (EU & US), Strata (NYC & San Jose), Reactive Summit (’16, ’17), QCon SF, Scala Days (EU & US) and Philly Emerging Tech. Helena has been a contributor to several open source projects.