Key themes in my work

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Machine Learning Systems in Industry

Exploring ML systems in industry and how they're implemented.


Machine Learning Techniques

Surveys on machine learning methods.


Machine Learning & Engineering

Practices at the intersection of ML and engineering.


Weekend Prototypes

I don't get to hack as much as I want, but when I do, they're a ton of fun.


Mechanisms for Business, Product, and Tech Teams

Processes and tools for effective projects and teams.


Learning & Career

Practices that worked well for me and general advice.


Writing Tips

Especially in the context of a career in tech and data.


Talks that've received the most positive feedback and engagement.


Ideas & Opinions

Random ideas and unnecessarily strong opinions.


Summaries & Notes

Summaries and permanent notes, tidied up for public consumption.

  • LLM Reading List: Fundamental papers and their one-sentence summaries.
  • RecSys 2022: 3 fav papers, 17 summaries, and many lessons.
  • RecSys 2021: Simple models, tech stacks, and ops practices.
  • RecSys 2020: Bias, sequential models, bandits, robust offline evaluation.


Other resources

That are mostly scattered across the internet.

  • applied-llms.org: Practical lessons from a year of building with LLMs.
  • applied-ml: Papers and tech blogs on real-world machine learning in industry.
  • applyingml.com: Papers, guides, and interviews on how to apply ML effectively.
  • open-llms: Open LLMs available for commercial use.
  • ml-design-docs: Template of design docs for machine learning systems.
  • testing-ml: Examples of implementation & behavioral tests for ML code.
  • python-collab-template: Template with tests, type checks, linting, etc.
  • papermill-mlflow: Experimentation workflow for machine learning.
  • 1-on-1s: Questions to ask during 1-on-1s, from my time as a manager.


185 posts, 27 talks, 14 prototypes, 358,920 words, and countless hours.

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