Coffee Sessions #12

Journey of Flyte at Lyft and Through Open-source

Why was Flyte built at Lyft? What sorts of requirements does an ML infrastructure team have at Lyft? What problems does it solve/use cases? Where does it fit in the ML and Data ecosystem? What is the vision? Who should consider using it? Learnings as the engineering team tried to bootstrap an open-source community.

In this episode

Ketan Umare

Ketan Umare

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Lyft

Ketan Umare is a senior staff software engineer at Lyft responsible for technical direction of the Machine Learning Platform and is a founder of the Flyte project. Before Flyte he worked on ETA, routing and mapping infrastructure at Lyft. He is also the founder of Flink Kubernetes operator and contributor to Spark on kubernetes. Prior to Lyft he was a founding member of Oracle Baremetal Cloud and lead teams building Elastic Block Storage. Prior to that, he started and lead multiple teams in Mapping and Transportation optimization infrastructure at Amazon. He received his Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech specializing in High-performance computing and his Bachelors in Engineering in Computer Science from VJTI Mumbai. Besides work, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife. He loves the Pacific Northwest outdoors and will try anything new.

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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.

David Aponte

David Aponte

Host

David is one of the organizers of the MLOps Community. He is an engineer, teacher, and lifelong student. He loves to build solutions to tough problems and share his learnings with others. He works out of NYC and loves to hike and box for fun. He enjoys meeting new people so feel free to reach out to him!