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Wednesday, November 18 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Machine Learning Design Patterns Book Launch Event

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Design patterns capture best practices and solutions to recurring problems. Join us for the great talks and AMA, by the authors of the newly released O’Reilly book “Machine Learning Design Patterns”, covering solutions to common challenges in Data Preparation, Model Building, and MLOps. Lak, Sara and Michael will introduce three of these tried-and-proven methods to help engineers tackle problems that frequently crop up during the ML process. And we will wrap up the event with AMA (Ask Me Anything).

There will be a Kahoot quiz with top 5 winners getting a free copy of the book.


The Bridged Schema pattern, Valliappa Lakshmanan
When an input provider makes improvements to their data feed, it often takes time for enough data of the improved schema to be collected for us to adequately train a replacement model. The Bridged Schema pattern allows us to use as much of the newer data as is available, but augment it with some of the older data to improve model accuracy.

The Rebalancing pattern, Sara Robinson
Many real-world datasets are not perfectly balanced, and it’s important to address this throughout the ML process – in data analysis, model development, and in production. The Rebalancing pattern provides various approaches for handling datasets that are inherently imbalanced.

The Continued Model Evaluation pattern, Michale Munn
This pattern handles the common problem of detecting when a deployed model is no longer fit-for-purpose. This pattern addresses the problems of data and concept drift by regularly evaluating your model, and using these results to determine if retraining is necessary.


Valliappa Lakshmanan @lak_gcp
Lak is Global Head for Data Analytics and AI Solutions on Google Cloud. His team builds software solutions for business problems using Google Cloud's data analytics and machine learning products.

Sara Robinson @SRobTweets
Sara Robinson is a developer advocate on the Google Cloud team focusing on ML. She inspires developers and data scientists to integrate ML through demos, online content, and events.

Michael Munn
Mike is an ML solutions engineer in Google Cloud. He helps customers design, implement, and deploy machine learning models and teaches the ML Immersion Program in Google's Advanced Solutions Lab.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST