Talking to kids at the Grey Culbreth Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC, USA) about HTML and the web.

Throughout my career, I have been talking at more than a hundred and twenty-five international conferences & public speaking engagements in more countries than I have fingers on all continents except South America and Asia. As you can imagine, I love going to conferences, not only to learn but also to share knowledge. Here is a non-exhaustive list of public conferences I attended as a speaker and gave lectures. The list also includes some podcasts (starting in 2022).

9/2024TBA (Berlin, Germany).
6/2024TBA (Lille, France).
6/2024TBA (Antwerpen, Belgium).
6/2024Leolo Mastermind Conference (Telfs-Buchen, Austria): “Modern Data Engineering Masterclass.”
6/2024Data Mesh Belgium Meetup (Brussels, Belgium): “We built a Data Mesh at PayPal, then discovered that Data Contracts were essential.”
5/2024IBM Think (Boston, MA, USA). I will not speak at Think but will hold an informal Data Mesh gathering – stay tuned.
5/2024130TechDay Expo (NYC, NY, USA).
4/2024ODSC (Boston, MA, USA): “Building Data Contracts with Open Source Tools.”
4/2024New York MeasureCamp at NJIT (Newark, NJ, USA): “Data contracts, better data.”
3/2024Webcast with Mohammad Fozouni, faculty at GKU: “A Love Journey with Apache Spark.”
3/2024Private conference: “Starting with Data Contracts at [redacted company name],” held in a private setting within a department or company. Contact me if you want me to talk to your team!
3/2024125AIDA User Group Pi Day 2024 (online): “Data contracts are good for AI.
3/3024Data Mesh Learning Community (online): “Next Generation Data Governance,” panel discussion led by Eric Broda, with Charlote Ledoux and Jean-Georges Perrin.
2/2024Monday Morning Data Chat with Joe Reis & Matt Housley (podcast): “Data Mesh, Data Contracts, Modern Data Engineering Standards, Bitol, and More.
2/2024Google C2C conference (online): “Starting with Data Contracts, Initial Steps and Key Pitfalls,” a discussion between Yuliia Tkachova and Jean-Georges Perrin.
1/2024OCTO Technology (Accenture): “Partager la donnΓ©e analytique en toute confiance grΓ’ce aux Data Contracts,” panel with Christian FaurΓ©, with Charlotte Ledoux, Olivier Wulveryck, Olivier Acar, and Jean-Georges Perrin.
1/2024120Glovo meetup (Barcelona, Spain): “Data Mesh Roundtable,” led by Scott Hirleman, with Yuliia Tkachova, Ryan Dolley, Juan Carlos VΓ‘zquezi, Marta Diaz, and Jean-Georges Perrin as speakers.
1/2024Data Mesh Learning Community (online): “Next Generation Data Mesh Catalogs,” panel discussion led by Eric Broda, with Ole Olesen-Bagneux and Jean-Georges Perrin.
1/2024IBM TechXchange (Barcelona, Spain): “Learning through volunteering,” panel led by Jean-Georges Perrin, with SalomΓ© ValΓ©ro, Atanas Iliev, and Paul Cortellesi.
1/2024IBM TechXchange (Barcelona, Spain): “Why is the Linux Foundation supporting Data Contracts?
1/2024IBM TechXchange (Barcelona, Spain): “Five tips for building data contracts.
1/2024115IBM TechXchange (Barcelona, Spain): “The data mesh panel,” led by Scott Hirleman, Yuliia Tkachova, Ryan Dolley, and Jean-Georges Perrin.
1/2024IBM Technology (online): “What is a Data Contract?
12/2023IBM watsonx Day #2 (online): “Why Are Data Contracts Good for AI?
12/2023LRE Consulting (Montpellier, France – online): “Data Mesh, cette nouvelle génération de plateforme de données.
10/2023Epitech (Strasbourg, France): “HubTalk – Le Modern Data Engineering.
10/2023110All Things Open 2023 (Raleigh, NC, USA): “Let’s Talk Data Contracts, Data Products, Data Mesh, and Open-Source.
9/2023IBM Community (online): “Building your First Data Contract using Open Source Tools.
9/2023IBM TechXchange (Las Vegas, NV, USA): “Put to work the eight sections of a data contract.
5/2023Podcast with Andy Petrella (Kensu): “Les Sept erreurs Γ  Γ©viter lorsque vous implΓ©mentez Data Mesh.
5/2023Podcast with Bart Vandekerckhove (Raito): “How Data Mesh, Data Contracts, and Data Access interact at PayPal.
4/2023105Bruno Aziza, Google (online): “Ask the Expert: Data, AI, and Analytics Journey Edition.”
4/2023Data Mesh Learning (online): “Implementing Data Mesh at PayPal.”
3/2023Data Mesh Learning (online): “Towards a Practical Data Mesh Roadmap.
3/2023AIDA User Group‘s AI on Pi Day (online): “Discussions with Rob Thomas and Bill Higgins.
3/2023Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM (online): “10 Lessons Learned from Building a Data Mesh at PayPal.” The Q&A was intense and resulted in two articles: part 1 and part 2, which are on this blog.
2/2023100Data Mesh Learning (online): “Topology of Data Product Teams.
2/2023Data Engineering Podcast with Tobias Macey (podcast): “Building A Data Mesh Platform at PayPal.
1/2023Data Mesh Learning (online): “Operating Model for Data Mesh.
11/2022AIDA User Group and Data Mesh Learning (online): “Data Contracts – Are they the future of data management?“, a panel discussion with Charlotte Ledoux, Amy Raygada, and Eric Broda.
11/2022Big Data Conference Europe 2022 (online): “Expert Interview – One Year in a Data Mesh at PayPal.
11/202295IBM TV 2022 (online): “The next generation of Data Platforms is the Data Mesh (v2.3.3).
11/2022All Things Open 2022 (Raleigh, NC, USA): “Building a Data Mesh With Open Source Technologies.
9/2022Data Mesh Radio with Scott Hirleman (podcast): “Making the Data Quantum Leap – Starting from the Data Quantum at PayPal.
4/2022The Select Group (online): “The next generation of Data Platforms is the Data Mesh (v1.2.0).
3/2022AIDA User Group‘s first AI on Pi Day conference (online): “What is AIDA User Group?” with Ralf Roeber.
11/202190AIDA User Group and La French Tech Raleigh-Research Triangle (Raleigh, NC, USA): “AI in 2022, what’s to be expected?“, a panel discussion with Seth Dobrin, Shadi Shahin, and Christophe Bisson.
10/2021All Things Open 2021 (Raleigh, NC, USA): “The Lay of the Land for Data in 2021.
9/2021All Things Open Meetup (Raleigh, NC, USA): “It’s painful how much data rules the world.”
6/2021University of Zagreb, Department of Mathematics (Zagreb, Croatia – online): “Putovanje do Sparka u akciji, 2. izdanje (The Journey to Spark in Action).
6/2021The Select Group (online): “Ten tips to help IT & Business understand each other.”
3/202185Illinois Tech (online): “The Journey to Spark in Action, 2nd edition.
1/2021 The Select Group (online): “Building Enterprise Software Today.
10/2020All Things Open 2020 (online): “Advance Auto Parts and Open Source,” with Adolfo Rodriguez.
10/2020All Things Open 2020 (online): “Big Data made easy with a Spark (3.0)” (Extended Session).
10/2020FAISE (online): “North Carolina is an unknown gem for French entrepreneurs.
9/202080Northern VA Codecamp (online): “Spark 3 is here to unify Big Data.”
8/2020SQL Data Partners‘ podcast: “Episode 203: Spark in Action.
7/2020Open Source 101 (online): “Big Data – Apache Spark 3.0 in 45 minutes.
7/2020The Select Group (online): “From Data to AI: Transforming Your Enterprise for the Digital Age.”
7/2020French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas (online): “From Data to AI: Transforming Your Enterprise for the Digital Age.”
10/201975All Things Open 2019 (Raleigh, NC, USA): “Big Data made easy with a Spark” (Extended Session).
7/2019The Weekly Squeak podcast: “Apache Spark with Jean-Georges Perrin, Twine, Alexa, and the NHS.
6/2019Call for Code virtual hackathon: “Building a solid data platform that can scale: best practices you can use right away.
5/2019Roaring Elephant with Jhon Masschelein (podcast): “Spark in Action with author Jean-Georges Perrin.” Listen to part 1 and part 2.
4/2019Making Data Simple with Al Martin (podcast): “Spark, Hadoop and more with Jean-Georges Perrin.
4/201970Open Source 101 (Columbia, SC, USA): “Big Data made easy with Spark.”
3/2019Triangle Apache Spark Meetup (RTP, NC, USA): β€œAn intro to Spark, why is Spark an Operating System?”
3/2019Veracity Solutions (Salt Lake City, UT, USA): β€œLatest trends in AI from IBM Think.”
2/2019IBM Think (San Francisco, CA, USA): “Why I love Spark (and all it does for IBM products).”
12/2018Data Engineering Podcast with Tobias Macey (podcast): “Putting Apache Spark Into Action with Jean Georges Perrin – Episode 60.
12/201865Veracity Solutions (Salt Lake City, UT, USA): β€œThe road to AI is paved with pragmatic intentions, Christmas Edition.”
11/2018Converge 2018 (Park City, Utah, USA): β€œFuture of data, what are the trends for 2019?”
10/2018All Things Open 2018 (Raleigh, NC, USA): β€œBig Data made easy with a Spark.”
8/2018NC Tech Association and Veracity Solutions (Raleigh, NC, USA): β€œThe road to AI is paved with pragmatic intentions.”
3/2018IBM Think (Las Vegas, NV, USA): “Spark in 10 minutes.
12/201760Triangle Apache Spark Meetup (RTP, NC, USA): β€œKey takeaways from Spark Summit Europe 2017.”
10/2017Spark Summit Europe 2017 (Dublin, Ireland): β€œExtending Apache Spark’s ingestion: building your own Java data source.”
10/2017All Things Open 2017 (Raleigh, NC, USA).
10/2017NCDevCon (Raleigh, NC, USA): β€œBig Data made easy thanks to Spark.”
6/2017Triangle Apache Spark Meetup (RTP, NC, USA): β€œKey takeaways from Spark Summit 2017.”
6/201755Spark Summit 2017 (San Francisco, CA, USA): β€œThe key to Machine Learning is prepping the right data.” You can also read the related article.
3/2016Grey Culbreth Middle School (Chapel Hill, NC, USA): β€œHTML: Or how the web got started…”
7/2015ISC 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany): β€œWhen High-Performance Storage meets High-Performance Computing.”
6/2015Clusir Est (Strasbourg, France): β€œUnderstanding IoT.”
4/2015IIUG 2015 (San Diego, California, USA): β€œProgramming with Java & Informix: using JDBC.”
4/201550IIUG 2015 (San Diego, California, USA): β€œBest practices in Informix application development,” a panel discussion where I was the moderator, my panel included Tom Beebe, Gary Ben-Israel, Art Kagel, Shawn Moe, and Yunming Wang.
11/2014Informix conference (Montpellier, France – video conference from North Carolina): β€œWhy do businesses need NoSQL?” (Pourquoi les entreprises ont besoin de NoSQL ?) – this conference was actually canceled on the organization side.
5/2014Adria IUG 2014 (Zagreb, Croatia): β€œUnderstanding why you need NoSQL.”
4/2014IIUG 2014 (Miami, Florida, USA): β€œJSON in your engine – what does that mean?”
11/2013La Presse au Futur – Press’future (Paris, France): β€œVision of publishing in 2013: focus on needs.”
7/201345AmCham monthly meeting (Strasbourg, France): β€œEntrepreneurship in the USA: a French perspective.”
6/2013Bureau Mobile (Strasbourg, France): β€œMarketing + Technology = Magic.”
6/2012Rhenatic ThemaTechnique (Strasbourg, France): β€œStrategic vision of Open Data in the enterprise.”
5/2012Organization of β€œDeveloper Forum & Informix TechDay 2012,” at the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France), with IBM and IIUG.
5/2012DeveloperForum (Strasbourg, France): β€œThoughts for standardizing PaaS.”
5/201240Adria IUG Conference (Zagreb, Croatia): β€œInformix is not for Legacy Applications,” this is an updated version from 4/2010.
1/2012Sandlach Business Club (Haguenau, France): β€œWhat is moving on the web?”
1/2012Ad’mission (Strasbourg, France): β€œIntelligence or how to stay competitive with the web.”
12/2011Chamber of Commerce (Strasbourg, France): β€œIncrease and measure your performance on the Internet.”
12/2011M Systems International, Inc. (Durham, NC, USA): β€œSchools facing the 21st Century.”
11/201135DCF (Sales Manager of France) (Colmar, France): β€œSell more on the web.”
6/2011Reseau Entreprendre (Strasbourg, France): β€œBuild your web strategy without getting screwed.”
5/2011Chamber of Commerce (Mulhouse, France): β€œThe new trends of the web.”
5/2011In conjunction with Activis (Strasbourg, France): β€œBoost your website.”
4/2011Rotary Haguenau (Haguenau, France): β€œThe web in 2011, where are we?”
4/201130International Space University (Strasbourg, France): β€œThe new trends of the web.”
4/2011IBM / UGIF (Paris, France): β€œInformix is not only for Point of Sales.”
4/2011Nord IT Days (Lille, France): β€œContent is growth. We can prove it.”
10/2010Alsace IT Days (Strasbourg, France): β€œWhat is moving on the web?”
10/2010TEDxAlsace (Mulhouse, France): β€œThe Humans and the Machines.”
5/201025CogiFactory (Mulhouse, France): β€œ10 new things I learned at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.”
4/2010IIUG Conference 2010 (Kansas City, KS, USA): β€œInformix is not for Legacy Applications.”
3/2010SF New Tech (San Francisco, CA, USA): β€œDon’t give up your brand.”
3/2010Ignite (Casablanca, Morocco).
2/2010Organization and presenter of Ignite Strasbourg #2 (Strasbourg, France).
12/200920J3D (Strasbourg, France): β€œTelecommuting: an efficient, durable and economic way to work.”
10/2009Organization of β€œDeveloperForum5”, fifth edition of a software engineering conference, jointly with the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France).
9/2009Organization and presenter of Ignite Strasbourg #1 (Strasbourg, France): β€œHow I fell into IT.”
6/2009Last Thursday (Strasbourg, France): β€œJava: it’s not ugly, it’s not slow and it compiles.”
4/2009IIUG Conference 2009 (Overland Park, KS, USA): β€œWeb 2.0 – Understand it. Develop for it.”
3/200915Technopole (Mulhouse, France): β€œWhat can you do with social networks.” Coverage by Le Periscope.
12/2008Rhenatic (Mulhouse, France): β€œFuture of Workgroup Tools.”
9/2008Organization of β€œDeveloperForum4,” fourth edition of a software engineering conference, jointly with the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France).
4/20082008 IIUG Conference (Overland Park, KS, USA): β€œIDS Does Hibernate in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall,” a tutorial on ORM technologies and β€œApplied SOA” a pragmatic introduction to Software Oriented Architecture.
2/20082008 IBM Premium Support Conference (Paris, France): β€œPragmatic SOA,” a pragmatic introduction to Software Oriented Architecture with examples using IBM DataStudio and IDS.
8/200710Publication of β€œIDS Purifies XML,” an article explaining in details how to use the new XML features built in IDS Cheetah in IBM DB2 Magazine (CMP, Q3 20007) and DB2mag.com.
6/2007Organization of β€œEuropean Developer Forum,” a conference and gathering of developers around software engineering. Brainstorming around management of source code (Illkirch Graffenstaden, France). It replaces the Java days and became the DeveloperForum.
5/2007Several lectures and educational seminar on Java: β€œIntroduction to Java Development with IDS,” β€œIDS purifies XML,” and β€œIntroduction to EJB3 development with IDS and Viper,” at IDUG 2007 – North America Conference (San Jose, CA, USA).
12/2006Lecture on β€œIntroduction to Java development with IDS,” at Forum 2006 (Annandale, VA, USA).
10/2006Lecture on β€œInformix 4GL to EGL, Hype or Reality?”, β€œIntroduction to Java development with IDS,” and β€œIntroduction to PHP development with IDS,” at the IDUG 2006 – Europe Conference (Vienna, Austria).
9/20065Lecture on β€œConverting Excel to XML using POI and Xerces,” at the Strasbourg Java Users Group meeting. Organization of the second β€œClub Java” meeting.
5/2006Lecture on β€œIntroduction to Java development with IDS,” at the IDUG 2006 – North America Conference (Tampa, FL, USA).
6/2005Organization of the first β€œClub Java” meeting in Strasbourg, France.
9/2004.Lecture on β€œJ2EE and EGL Essentials for 4GL Developers,” at the IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference (Las Vegas, NV, USA).
4/2004Lecture on β€œWebSphere / J2EE Implementation Made (Very) Easy,” at the Informix User Forum (Annandale, VA, USA).

Unfortunately, I did not keep track of the talks I gave before April 2004. If you have any, please send them my way.

Please see the list of publications I have been published in. More about me.

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