Umspannwerk Kreuzberg, Ohlauer Straße 43, 10999, Berlin
Doors opening 18:30 Start 19:00
Cost free of charge Snacks & refreshments included Speaker Jesper Richter-Reichhelm
GOTO Night: Decision Making Based on Machine Learning
Outfittery's mission is to provide relevant fashion to men. In the past it was our stylists that put together the best outfits for our customers. But since about a year ago we started to rely more on intelligent algorithms to augment our human experts.
This transition to become a data driven company has left its marks on our IT landscape: In the beginning we just did simple A/B tests. Then we wanted to use more complex logic so we added a generic data enrichment layer. Later we also provided easy configurability to steer processes. And this in turn enabled us to orchestrate our machine learning algorithms as self contained Docker containers within a Kubernetes cluster. All in all it's a nice setup that we are pretty happy with.
It then really took us some time to realise that we actually had built a delivery platform to deliver just any pure function that our data scientists come up with - directly into our microservices landscape. We just now started to use it that way; we just put their R&D experiments directly into production... :-)
This talk will guide you through this journey, explain how this platform is built, and what we do with it.
Jesper hates shopping but loves technology. This may be the main reason why he joined Outfittery where clever algorithms augment human experts to provide men with fashion most relevant to them. Or it is because at Outfittery small delivery teams are at the core of everything. This fits well with his two main philosophies: "You build, you run it!" and "Trust people to best know what they need to do!”.
Want to hear more about this topic? Check out our track Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at GOTO Berlin 2017.
PS: We will once again raffle one conference ticket for GOTO Berlin 2017 ! ;)