Coffee Sessions #117

Data Engineering for ML

Data modeling is building relationships between core concepts within your data. The physical data model shows how the relationships manifest in your data environment but then there's the semantic data model, the way that entity relationship design is extracted away from any data-centric implementation. Let's do the good old fun of talking about why data modeling is so important!

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Chad Sanderson

Chad Sanderson

Head of Product, Data Platform, Convoy

Chad Sanderson is the Product Lead for Convoy's Data Platform team, which includes the data warehouse, streaming, BI & visualization, experimentation, machine learning, and data discovery. Chad has built everything from feature stores, experimentation platforms, metrics layers, streaming platforms, analytics tools, data discovery systems, and workflow development platforms. He’s implemented open source, SaaS products (early and late-stage) and has built cutting-edge technology from the ground up. Chad loves the data space, and if you're interested in chatting about it with him, don't hesitate to reach out.

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Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann

Host

Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.

Josh Wills

Josh Wills

Host

Josh Wills is a software engineer at WeaveGrid where he works on data and systems to help decarbonize transportation in the United States. He is a recovering manager, having served time as Slack's first director of data engineering and Cloudera's first director of data science. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and co-author of Advanced Analytics with Spark, and an angel investor in 30+ data and ML tools companies including dbt Labs, Materialize, and Tabular.