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March Club Meeting

  • 11 Mar 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual via Go-To Meeting


  • Registration is being done after the 72 hour limit before the event. Attendance is still allowed, but you will not be able to purchase a meal.

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UP Logistics Software Project

Presented by: Arun Giri and Austin Zach

This meeting will be virtual via Go-To Meeting. Log-In information will be sent approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the meeting!

Union Pacific's NetControl project is a re-write of its current mainframe-backed transportation and logistics platform. NetControl is a massively distributed system which has posed many software engineering challenges: challenges of scale, automation, monitoring, and coordination. See how Union Pacific evolved its technology platform to support the NetControl project and enable the digital transformation of the railroad.

Arun Giri

Arun is an Enterprise Architect and a practicing software engineer with over 29 years of experience in addition to vast, "full stack" expertise in building large-scale distributed systems. Arun has built and led several Engineering and Product teams during his 20 year tenure at Union Pacific Railroad and currently heads the Platform Engineering Group, which Builds, Owns and Operates UP’s custom built Enterprise API Platform, which hosts over 5800 microservice APIs and handles over 2 Billion API calls a day along with various other PAAS (Architecture) products. Arun is the pioneer member of the elite "Distinguished Technologist" group at Union Pacific Railroad.

Austin Zach

Austin is an enthusiastic software engineer with over 10 years of experience in various roles on the NetControl project. He is currently an architect on the NetControl Train domain team, with expertise in data strategy and the synchronization layer between the Mainframe and the NetControl Train domain. Austin is passionate about building quality software and solving complex software engineering problems.



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