Syed Y Ali is a Senior Technical Architect for Digital Engineering and Mobile Solutions at Walgreens. Syed has 15+ years of experience as a software developer, architect and a technology advocate— developing and designing highly scalable and performing applications/systems. He speaks at technology conferences and meet-ups and publishes articles to various blogs. His current focus has been cloud computing and big data solutions. He spends part of his weekend helping undergrad students with software development.