Coffee Sessions #62

MLOps from Scratch

In this talk, Joel Grus of “I don’t like notebooks” fame shares with us his 2021 perspective on notebooks, where he thinks MLOps is now, and what his hot takes in the data space are now.

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Joel Grus

Joel Grus

Principal Engineer, Machine Learning, Capital Group

Joel Grus is a Principal Engineer at Capital Group, where he leads a team that builds search, data, and machine learning products for the investment group. He is the author of the bestselling O'Reilly book *Data Science from Scratch*, the not-bestselling self-published book *Ten Essays on Fizz Buzz*, and the controversial JupyterCon talk "I Don't Like Notebooks." He recently moved to Texas after living in Seattle for a very long time.

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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.

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.