Coffee Sessions #7

MLOps and DevOps - Parallels and Deviations

MLOps and DevOps have a large number of parallels. Many of the techniques, practices, and processes used for traditional software projects can be followed almost exactly in ML projects. However, the day-to-day of an ML project is usually significantly different from a traditional software project. So while the ideas and principles can still apply, it’s important to be aware of the core aims of DevOps when applying them.


There are a lot of areas where MLOps can follow the patterns and practices of DevOps, but many areas where they should not.

In this episode

Damian  Brady

Damian Brady

Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft

Damian is a Cloud Advocate specializing in DevOps and MLOps. After spending a year in Toronto, Canada, he returned to Australia - the land of the dangerous creatures and beautiful beaches - in 2018. Formerly a dev at Octopus Deploy and a Microsoft MVP, he has a background in software development and consulting in a broad range of industries. In Australia, he co-organised the Brisbane .Net User Group, and launched the now annual DDD Brisbane conference. He regularly speaks at conferences, User Groups, and other events around the world. Most of the time you'll find him talking to software engineers, IT pros and managers to help them get the most out of their DevOps strategies.



Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann


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


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!