Meetup #11

Machine Learning at Scale in Mercadolibre

MercadoLibre hosts the largest online commerce and payments ecosystem in Latin America (business overview). The IT department built Fury: a PaaS framework for the development and deployment of multi-cloud, multi-technology, microservices. This platform leveraged the growth of the IT area, which now counts ~4000 people.   As such, it lacked support for machine-learning based solutions: an experimentation environment for data-scientists, infrastructure and data access support for ETL and model’s training tasks, etc. Therefore, for over a year now, we’ve been developing Fury Data Apps (FDA). An extension of Fury to for the design, experimentation, development and deployment of machine-learning based solutions. It is already supporting ~500 users and some high-performance production APIs. In this meetup I plan to talk about the main features of the platform, the supporting technology stack and whatever the community deems interesting. Public presentations of the platform (in spanish, slides in english): - https://pydata.org/cordoba2019/schedule/presentation/25/del-poc-a-produccion-infraestructura-para-machine-learning-en-mercadolibre/ - https://conf.scipyla.org/charlas/del-poc-a-produccion-infraestructura-para-machine-learning-en-mercadolibre/ - https://eventos.python.org.ar/events/pyconar2019/activity/227/

In this episode

Carlos  De la Torre

Carlos De la Torre

Technical Manager, Mercadolibre

Hi there, I'm Litox (in Python Argentina and related communities). I started working with Python 10+ years ago... I've got a degree in Computer Sciences. My final work was done in France, processing satellite images. I worked for some years in the aerospace industry, until I moved to Machinalis. I leaded software development teams building web-applications, data-processing, artificial-intelligence and machine-learning related systems. Since Machinalis was acquired by Mercadolibre in 2018, I work as a Technical Manager deploying production-grade, machine-learning systems, at scale. I live in a small city, in the middle of Argentina (Córdoba province). I'm the proud father of 2 boys: León and Astor. I practiced AIkido for 10 years, until my knee and moving to another city forced me to stop. Now I'm into archery ;-)

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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.