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149: Workflow Engines with Sanjay Siddhanti

09 Jan 2023 • 59 min • EN
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At scale, anything we build is going to involve people.  Many of us have personal schedules and to-do lists, but how can we scale that to hundreds or even thousands of people?  When you file a help ticket at a massive company like Google or Facebook, ever wonder how that ticket is processed? Sanjay Siddhanti, Akasa’s Director of Engineering, is no slouch when it comes to navigating massive workflow engines – and in today’s episode, he shares his experiences in bioinformatics, workflows, and more with us. 00:00:39 Workflow engine definitions 00:01:40 Introductions 00:02:24 Sanjay’s 8th grade programming experience 00:05:28 Bioinformatics 00:10:29 The academics-vs-industry dilemma 00:16:52 Small company challenges 00:18:18 Correctly identifying when to scale 00:24:04 The solution Akasa provides 00:31:38 Workflow engines in detail 00:36:02 ETL frameworks 00:45:06 The intent of integration construction 00:47:13 Delivering a platform vs delivering a solution 00:50:04 Working within US medico-legal frameworks 00:53:28 Inadvertent uses of API calls 00:55:47 Working in Akasa 00:57:09 Interning in Akasa 00:58:35 Farewells Resources mentioned in this episode: Sanjay:Twitter: Akasa:Website: https://www.akasa.comSanjay’s Q&A References:Episode 33: Design Patterns: Mythical Man-Month: If you’ve enjoyed this episode, you can listen to more on Programming Throwdown’s website: Reach out to us via email: You can also follow Programming Throwdown on  Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Player.FM  Join the discussion on our Discord Help support Programming Throwdown through our Patreon ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

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