Data Science Salon Podcast

Software Development Skills in ML/AI

Episode Summary

In this episode, our Senior Content Advisor Q McCallum met up with Murium Iqbal from Etsy. They spoke about an important skill for data scientists: software development! Data scientists write a lot of code, sure, but few of them come from a formal software dev background. That can lead them to struggle with slow, buggy code that ultimately holds back the company's ML efforts. Want to write cleaner, more performant code? Looking for ways to make those model deployments more reproducible? Listen to Murium and Q explore topics such as writing tests, using Docker to isolate dependencies, and learning best practices from your software developer teammates.