Friday 7th August, 2015
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Build a better, faster, more efficient predictive API with the Actor model of programming. Latency, logging, full utilization are all easily handled with this framework. Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) freelancer availability model — anticipating who's looking for work right now — is now a real-time service, without costly or complicated build-out of our stack or our datacenter, thanks to the Actor model.
Sr. Data Scientist at Upwork
Brian works on the Upwork Data Products team, improving the operation of their freelancing platform with machine learning models in Scala and Python. In 2012, he got a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (where he specialized in text mining), and has been working as a data scientist in Silicon Valley ever since.
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