Coffee Sessions #132

What is Data / ML Like on League?

If you're not an avid gamer yourself, you have never really seen how ML might be used in the gaming space. It's so interesting to see the things that are different like full stories of players games from start to finish.

In this episode

Ian Schweer

Ian Schweer

Software Engineer - League Data Central, Riot Games

On the surface, Ian is an excellent developer who gets things done. Underneath, he is much more. Ian is a reliable and trustworthy teammate who demonstrates an exceptional ownership mentality. Here's a fair share of Ian's job history: 2014 - UCI (With Skylar!) 2015 - Adobe Primetime (SWE) 2017 - Adobe Product and Customer Analytics (SWE) 2019 - Doordash Data Infra (SWE) current - Riot Games on League

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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.

Skylar Payne

Skylar Payne

Host

Data is a superpower, and Skylar has been passionate about applying it to solve important problems across society. For several years, Skylar worked on large-scale, personalized search and recommendation at LinkedIn -- leading teams to make step-function improvements in our machine learning systems to help people find the best-fit role. Since then, he shifted my focus to applying machine learning to mental health care to ensure the best access and quality for all. To decompress from his workaholism, Skylar loves lifting weights, writing music, and hanging out at the beach!