Coffee Sessions #24

Machine Learning Design Patterns

This coffee session recorded between Christmas (2020) and New Year was with one of the authors of Machine Learning Design Patterns, Sara Robinson. It's interesting what stands out to Sara as being different, unique, perhaps more fun about working in the Machine Learning realm as a Developer Advocate compared to traditional software developer advocacy. Oh yeah, and we gave away 3 copies of her book over the next couple of weeks to those who gave us their best horror story of a design pattern gone wrong!

In this episode

Sara Robinson

Sara Robinson

Developer Advocate, Google

Sara is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud, focusing on machine learning. She inspires developers and data scientists to integrate ML into their applications through demos, online content, and events. Before Google, she was a Developer Advocate on the Firebase team. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. When she’s not writing code, she can be found on a spin bike or eating frosting.

@SRobTweets

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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!

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.