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RTI Excellence Award

Sumant Tambe

United States
San Francisco Bay Area


Sumant is a Sr. Software Engineer at LinkedIn in the Streaming Infrastructure group. He helps develop and run Kafka at LinkedIn scale. Previously, Sumant worked at Real-Time Innovations (RTI) on standards-based Data Distribution Service (DDS) middleware for real-time systems. He has been programming in C++ for nearly 2 decades. He enjoys using C++ to solve interesting problems ranging from systems to meta-programming. He writes the "C++ Truths" blog and also maintains the "More C++ Idioms" Wikibook. His github open-source projects include C++14 generators, RefleX, and Reactive. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a Masters from New Mexico State University. More complete bio at

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