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About Building the Backend

Building the Backend is a resource run by me, Travis Lawrence, to provide you with proven strategies for building and implementing data solutions through interviewing leading data architects, engineers and data companies on the podcast.

Why Building the Backend?

The tools, patterns, and best practices across the data landscape are vast, complex, and constantly changing. Building the Backend is my way to connect with other data leaders to share what’s working with them and what’s not. I truly believe data is the FUEL for a company, if any company is going to survive and thrive in the near future they HAVE to start realizing there data is an asset and become data driven.

Building the Backend was born as a channel for me learn more across the vast data ecosystem and to share that with data community.

Who is Travis Lawrence?

I’m a data & analytics consultant at CapTech based in Richmond, VA with a passion for challenging the status quo to drive business success with the use of data. Certified as an AWS Developer and Azure Data Engineer with over 7 years of experience. My recent focus has been leading teams building out real-time data solutions and migrating on-prem DW’s and operational systems to the cloud.

When I’m not getting my hands dirty with data you can find me chasing adventure outdoors.