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Irina Papuc

Chicago, IL


Short Bio My name is Irina. I am from Chicago, Illinois, but I constantly travel and strive to experience as much of the world as I can. I am the founder of Oddisay, a peer-to-peer marketplace dedicated to promoting sustainable and environmentally conscious goods, as I am also the Head of Outreach at Toptal, a Silicon Valley startup that serves as a network of the top web developers and designers in the world.

My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile http://

Field of Expertise Big Data, Data Science, Analytics, Data Integration, Other

Professional Status Manager

Years of Experience: 10

Your Company: Toptal

Industry: Technology

Your Job Title: Head Of Outreach

How did you find out about Hadoop360? Through a friend

Interests: Networking

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Blog Posts
BY JOSIP SABANData is a key asset of any company, particularly transactional data which holds business secrets such as financial or health records. Data is most vulnerable in transit between the server that stores it and that client that requests it…
BY Andrew BelousoffSuppose you need to create a high-load project based on a PHP MVC framework. You would probably use caching wherever possible. Maybe you would build the project in a single file, or maybe even write your own MVC framework with min…
Data Engineering
With the rise of  and data science, many engineering roles are being challenged and expanded. One new-age role is .
Originally, the purpose of data engineering was the loading of external data sources and the designing of database…
The R language is often perceived as a language for statisticians and data scientists. Quite a long time ago, this was mostly true. However, over the years the flexibility R provides via packages has made R into a more general purpose language. R wa…
I have a secret that saves my clients a ton of money, keeps their website secure, and has built-in backups.
The secret: I make their website static. Then, I store and host it with GitHub, and use Cloudflare to serve it over HTTP…
BY Paul Young - Freelance Sofware Engineer
These days, modern mobile application development requires a well thought-out plan for keeping user data in sync across various devices. This is a thorny problem with many gotchas and pitfalls, but users ex…
By Ahmed Al-Amir - Software engineer @ Toptal

When coming across the term “text search”, one usually thinks of a large body of text, which is indexed in a way that makes it possible to quickly look up one or more search terms when they are entere…
By Dallas H. Snider, Database Developer @ Toptal.

By now, you have probably heard of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), especially if you are data analyst or someone who is responsible for moving data from one system to anoth…
By Jeffrey Shamaker, freelance software engineer at Toptal.

Unlike traditional application programming, where API functions are changing every day, database programming basically remains the same. The first version of Microsoft Visual Studio .NE…
The Phoenix framework has been growing with popularity at a quick pace, offering the productivity of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, while also being one of the  fastest frameworks available. It breaks the myth that you have to sacrifice performance…
By Andrej Gajdos - Freelance software engineer at Toptal.

The concept of modularization is an inherent part of most modern programming languages. JavaScript, though, has lacked any formal approach to modularization until the arrival of the lates…