Coffee Sessions #30

MLOps Engineering Labs Recap // Part 1

This is a deep dive into the most recent MLOps Engineering Labs from the point of view of Team 1. John, Michel, Varuna, and Alexey were able to walk us through everything from the design decisions they made to how they iterated on the original plan. So for this coffee session, Demetrios spoke with Team 1 about what the engineering labs cohort was like for them. We dug in deep not only to the problems they faced with MLflow and Pytorch but also their experience of being thrown on a team with little to no guidance. Basically, we threw them off the deep end when they barely knew how to swim! Check the diagram Link here.

In this episode

Alexey  Naiden

Alexey Naiden

Software Engineer,


John  Savage

John Savage

Machine Learning Scientist,


Michel  Vasconcelos

Michel Vasconcelos

Software Architect, Banco do Nordeste


Varuna  Jayasiri

Varuna Jayasiri

Full-stack / Deep Learning Engineer, Codify


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.