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Actions on Google with Mandy Chan

6/11/2018
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This week is all about Voices! 🎶🎤🔊 Mandy Chan joins Melanie and Mark to discuss the intricacies of building user Voice user interfaces with Actions on Google, developing with SSML and more! Mandy Chan is the developer community manager for the Actions On Google team. Her role is to help expand the funnel of the Actions on Google developer community by creating practical tools and content like http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-1 and http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-2 Mandy began to build voice...

Duration:00:34:47

Data Science with Juliet Houghland and Michelle Casbon

6/6/2018
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Juliet Houghland and Michelle Casbon are on the podcast this week to talk about data science with Melanie and Mark. We had a great discussion about methodology, applications, tools, pipelines, challenges and resources. Juliet shared insights into the unique data science ownership workflow from idea to deployment at Stitch Fix, and Michelle dove into how Kubeflow is playing a role to help drive reliability in model development and deployment. Juliet Houghland leads the Workflow,...

Duration:00:45:01

Developer Relations with Mandy Waite

5/30/2018
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Mandy Waite joins Mark and Melanie to share what is developer relations and how trust and empathy are key to its success. We discuss meeting developers where they are, and the wide variety of differing communities that exist across the technology ecosystem. Mandy Waite has worked at Google for nearly 8 years, 6 of which have been spent growing and nurturing the Cloud Advocacy team. She heads up the Infrastructure and Ops Advocacy team in Google Cloud with a focus on Cloud Native,...

Duration:00:36:07

Decision Intelligence with Cassie Kozyrkov

5/23/2018
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Chief Decision Scientist, Cassie Kozyrkov joins Mark and Melanie this week to explains what is data science, analytics, machine learning and statistical inference is, in relation to decision intelligence. As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google, its customers, the world! - can harness...

Duration:00:39:35

SRE vs Devops with Liz Fong-Jones and Seth Vargo

5/16/2018
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This week is a clash of titans! Liz Fong-Jones and Seth Vargo join Mark and Melanie, to battle out on which is better: SRE or Devops (hint - everyone wins!). Liz is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Google and works on the Google Cloud Customer Reliability Engineering team in New York. She has worked on services ranging from Google Flights to Cloud Bigtable in her 10+ years at Google. She lives with her wife, metamour, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix in Brooklyn. In her spare...

Duration:00:35:43

Beam and Spark with Holden Karau

5/9/2018
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Holden Karau is on the podcast this week to talk all about Spark and Beam, two open source tools that helps process data at scale, with Mark and Melanie. Holden Karau is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate @ Google with a focus on Apache Spark, BEAM, and related “big data” tools. She is the co-author of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that’s a bit more out of date. She is a commiter on and PMC on Apache Spark and committer on SystemML &...

Duration:00:34:45

Open Source at Google Cloud Platform with Sarah Novotny

5/2/2018
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Mark and Melanie are joined by Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy for Google Cloud Platform, to talk all about Open Source, the Cloud Native Compute Foundation and their relationships to Google Cloud Platform. Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures at Amazon before web-scale had a name. In...

Duration:00:38:13

VP of Infrastructure Eric Brewer

4/25/2018
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VP of Infrastructure at Google Cloud Eric Brewer, talks to Melanie and Mark all about open source at Google Cloud, distributed systems, hybrid cloud, and more! Eric Brewer is the main inventor of a wireless networking scheme called WiLDNet, which promises to bring low-cost connectivity to rural areas of the developing world. He is a tenured professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. In 1996, Brewer co-founded Inktomi Corporation (bought by Yahoo! in 2003) and became a paper...

Duration:00:35:12

Post-Quantum Cryptography with Nick Sullivan and Adam Langley

4/18/2018
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Nick Sullivan, and Adam Langley join Melanie and Mark to provide a pragmatic view on post-quantum cryptography and what it means to research security for the potential of quantum computing. Post-quantum cryptography is about developing algorithms that are resistant to quantum computers in conjunction with “classical” computers. It’s about looking at the full picture of potential threats and planning on how to address them using a diversity of types of mathematics in the research. Adam and...

Duration:00:42:03

Project Jupyter with Jessica Forde, Yuvi Panda and Chris Holdgraf

4/11/2018
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Jessica Forde, Yuvi Panda and Chris Holdgraf join Melanie and Mark to discuss Project Jupyter from it’s interactive notebook origin story to the various open source modular projects it’s grown into supporting data research and applications. We dive specifically into JupyterHub using Kubernetes to enable a multi-user server. We also talk about Binder, an interactive development environment that makes work easily reproducible. Jessica Forde is a Project Jupyter Maintainer and a visiting...

Duration:00:47:19

Kontributing to Kubernetes with Paris Pittman and Garrett Rodrigues

4/4/2018
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Paris Pittman and Garrett Rodrigues join Mark and Melanie to discuss the Contributor Experience on Kubernetes, and how people can get involved with Kubernetes! Co-Chair of Contributor Experience Special Interest Group for Kubernetes. Bay Area Kubernetes Meetup Co-Organizer Paris is a Developer Relations Program Manager on the Google Cloud Open Source Strategy team focusing on Kubernetes Community. She has 13 years of professional experience in attracting, retaining, growing, and...

Duration:00:32:02

Forseti with Nenad Stojanovski and Andrew Hoying

3/28/2018
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Nenad Stojanovski and Andrew Hoying join Mark and Melanie this week to discuss Forseti - open source tools for Google Cloud Platform security. Staff Security Engineer, Spotify Andrew Hoying is a Senior Security Engineer at Google. His goal is to ensure all services built by Google and running on Google Cloud Platform have the same, or better, security assurances as services running in any other environment. He is also a top contributor to the Forseti Security open-source project,...

Duration:00:32:07

NVIDIA and Deep Learning Research with Bryan Catanzaro

3/21/2018
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Bryan Catanzaro, the VP Applied Deep Learning Research at NVIDIA, joins Mark and Melanie this week to discuss how his team uses applied deep learning to make NVIDIA products and processes better. We talk about parallel processing and compute with GPUs as well as his team’s research in graphics, text and audio to change how these forms of communication are created and rendered by using deep learning. This week we are also joined by a special co-host, Sherol Chen who is a developer advocate...

Duration:00:43:51

OpenCensus with Morgan McLean and JBD

3/14/2018
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Product Manager Morgan McLean and Software Engineer JBD join Melanie and Mark this week to discuss the new open source project OpenCensus, a single distribution of libraries for metrics and distributed tracing with minimal overhead that allows you to export data to multiple backends. Morgan McLean is the Product Manager for Tracing, Debugging, and Profiling at Google, including OpenCensus JBD leads the OpenCensus Go and our integrations with other...

Duration:00:30:00

Cloud AI with Dr. Fei-Fei Li

3/7/2018
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Dr. Fei-Fei Li, the Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google joins Melanie and Mark this week to talk about how Google enables businesses to solve critical problems through AI solutions. We talk about the work she is doing at Google to help reduce AI barriers to entry for enterprise, her research with Stanford combining AI and health care, where AI research is going, and her efforts to overcome one of the key challenges in AI by driving for more diversity in the field. Dr. Fei-Fei Li is the...

Duration:00:30:58

Solution Architects with Miles Ward and Grace Mollison

2/28/2018
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We have the pleasure this week of having the Director of Solutions for Google Cloud Miles Ward and Cloud Solutions Architect Grace Mollison join Mark and Melanie to discuss Solution Architects, what they do and how they interact with Customers at Google Cloud Platform. Miles Ward is a three-time technology startup entrepreneur with a decade of experience building cloud infrastructures. Miles is Director of Solutions for Google Cloud; focused on delivering next-generation solutions to...

Duration:00:34:24

Google Play Marketing with Dom Elliott and Stewart Bryson

2/21/2018
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In this episode, Google Play Marketing is the customer of Google Cloud Platform. Melanie and Mark chat with Dom Elliott (Google Play) and Stewart Bryson (Red Pill Analytics) about how they use our big data processing and visualisation tools to introspect what is happening in the Google play ecosystem. Dom Elliott lead global developer marketing communications for Google Play. My goal is to help Android app and game developers improve their app quality and business performance on Google...

Duration:00:31:43

Machine Learning Bias and Fairness with Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell

2/14/2018
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This week, we dive into machine learning bias and fairness from a social and technical perspective with machine learning research scientists Timnit Gebru from Microsoft and Margaret Mitchell (aka Meg, aka M.) from Google. They share with Melanie and Mark about ongoing efforts and resources to address bias and fairness including diversifying datasets, applying algorithmic techniques and expanding research team expertise and perspectives. There is not a simple solution to the challenge, and...

Duration:00:42:41

Open Source TensorFlow with Yifei Feng

2/7/2018
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Yifei Feng talks with Mark and Melanie about working on the open source TensorFlow platform, the recent 1.5 release, and how her team engages and supports the growing community. She provides a great overview of what its like to work on an open source project and ways to get involved especially for anyone new to contributing. Yifei is a software engineer on TensorFlow team. Her main focus is building tools and infractures to help TensorFlow engineers do their best work. She works on...

Duration:00:26:21

Percy.io with Mike Fotinakis

1/31/2018
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We return once again to Continuous Integration tooling, this time with a visual spin. Mike Fotinakis joins Mark and Melanie to discuss how they use Google Cloud Platform to develop Percy, the platform for continuous visual reviews for web apps. Mike is Co-Founder and CEO of Percy, where he is working on problems at the intersection of design, development, and deployment. Mike has previously worked as an engineer at companies including Google, Science Exchange, and AltSchool, and is now...

Duration:00:34:57