Coffee Sessions #120

Feathr: LinkedIn's Enterprise-Grade, High Performance Feature Store

When David started building Feathr, Feature Stores did not exist. That was not a term floating around at all. This was definitely one of the OG Feature Stores for sure! We hear how the LinkedIn team got to this point, having an open source release, and how they used LinkedIn as an incubator to build a great product.

In this episode

David Stein

David Stein

Senior Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn

David Stein is a tech lead at LinkedIn working on machine learning feature infrastructure. He is the original architect of Feathr and continues to contribute to its development as well as to other parts of LinkedIn's machine learning platform.

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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.

Skylar Payne

Skylar Payne

Host

Data is a superpower, and Skylar has been passionate about applying it to solve important problems across society. For several years, Skylar worked on large-scale, personalized search and recommendation at LinkedIn -- leading teams to make step-function improvements in our machine learning systems to help people find the best-fit role. Since then, he shifted my focus to applying machine learning to mental health care to ensure the best access and quality for all. To decompress from his workaholism, Skylar loves lifting weights, writing music, and hanging out at the beach!