Elijah has always enjoyed working at the intersection of math and engineering. More recently, he has focused his career on building tools to make data scientists more productive. At Two Sigma, he was building infrastructure to help quantitative researchers efficiently turn ideas into production trading models. At Stitch Fix he is a founding member of the Model Lifecycle team — a team that focuses on streamlining the experience for data scientists to create and ship machine learning models. In his spare time, he enjoys geeking out about fractals, looking at antique maps, and playing jazz piano.
May 28, 2021 10:30 AM PT
Autonomy and ownership are core to working at Stitch Fix, particularly on the Algorithms team. We enable data scientists to deploy and operate their models independently, with minimal need for handoffs or gatekeeping. By writing a simple function and calling out to an intuitive API, data scientists can harness a suite of platform-provided tooling meant to make ML operations easy. In this talk, we will dive into the abstractions the Data Platform team has built to enable this. We will go over the interface data scientists use to specify a model and what that hooks into, including online deployment, batch execution on Spark, and metrics tracking and visualization.