Gopal is a Sr. Performance Architect/Project Manager/Software Engineer. His experience spans engineering, architecture, team leadership, data science and consulting in eCommerce, Finance and SAAS industries. His responsibilities have included preparing sites for peak events, leading agile development teams, consulting with Fortune 1000 companies, driving continuous improvement, developing machine learning models, developing frameworks in AWS and applying performance engineering activities to Agile and DevOps processes. He is a regular presenter at industry events around the world. Previous to IT, he was a researcher at the Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics. Outside of IT, he enjoys developing his permaculture farm and woodworking.