Volker works as a Team Lead Software Developer at InnoGames in Hamburg. With around 150 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the worldwide leading developers and publishers of online games. Currently, more than 350 people from 30 nations are working in the Hamburg-based headquarters. He joined the company in 2011 and together with his data engineering team he build up a data pipeline and platform based on technologies such as Hadoop, Storm, Kafka and Spark. It processes game related event data to not only analyze the behavior of players but also to react on it in order to generate a better gaming experience.