Coffee Sessions #55

Learning and Teaching MLOps Applications

Salwa shared her perspective on how FourthBrain and all learners can keep their education strategy fresh enough for the current zeitgeist. Furthermore, Salwa, Demetrios, and Vishnu talked about principles of effective learning that are important to keep in mind while embarking on any educational journey. This was a great conversation with a lot of practical tips that we hope you all listen to!

Take-aways

1. MLOps has the potential tp open up ML as a career path for more people by lowering the barrier to entry 2. Are there lessons to be taken from DevOps and its evolution to understand MLOps as an emerging field?

In this episode

Salwa Muhammad

Salwa Muhammad

CEO, FourthBrain

Salwa Nur Muhammad is the Founder/CEO of FourthBrain, an AI/ML education startup backed by Andrew Ng's AI Fund. FourthBrain trains Machine Learning engineers through a hybrid 2-3 month cohort based programs that combine accountability of weekly instructor-led live sessions with the flexibility of online content. Salwa founded FourthBrain after executive leadership roles at Udacity and Trilogy Education Services (acquired by 2U Inc). She has over 10 years of experience leveraging technology to develop scalable education programs at higher-ed institutions and edtech companies, building new business units, launching international programs, and hiring and training cross-functional teams.

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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.

Vishnu Rachakonda

Vishnu Rachakonda

Host

Vishnu Rachakonda is the operations lead for the MLOps Community and co-hosts the MLOps Coffee Sessions podcast. He is a machine learning engineer at Tesseract Health, a 4Catalyzer company focused on retinal imaging. In this role, he builds machine learning models for clinical workflow augmentation and diagnostics in on-device and cloud use cases. Since studying bioengineering at Penn, Vishnu has been actively working in the fields of computational biomedicine and MLOps. In his spare time, Vishnu enjoys suspending all logic to watch Indian action movies, playing chess, and writing.