Coffee Sessions #16

Machine in Production = Data Engineering + ML + Software Engineering

In this episode, we sat down with Satish Chandra Gupta, Co-founder of Slanglabs to talk about Data Engineering + ML + Software Engineering. He had an amazing blog post easy to love and we referenced it many times in the chat around scalable and efficient big data analytics ML pipelines.

In this episode

Satish Chandra Gupta

Satish Chandra Gupta

Co-founder, Slang Labs

Satish built compilers, profilers, IDEs, and other dev tools for over a decade. At Microsoft Research, he saw his colleagues solving hard program analysis problems using Machine Learning. That is when he got curious and started learning. His approach to ML is influenced by his software engineering background of building things for production. He has a keen interest in doing ML in production, which is a lot more than training and tuning the models. The first step is to understand the product and business context, then building an efficient pipeline, then training models, and finally monitoring its efficacy and impact on the business. He considers ML as another tool in the software engineering toolbox, albeit a very powerful one. He is a co-founder of Slang Labs, a Voice Assistant as a Service platform for building in-app voice assistants.

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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!