Catch up on new DVC releases, talks, and projects in our community. This month, we recap the DVC 1.0 release, making the list of top 20 fastest growing open-source startups, and interviews galore. Plus: 📣 an invitation to the next DVC meetup!
On June 22, DVC entered a new era: the official release of version 1.0. After several weeks of bug-catching with our pre-release, the team has issued DVC 1.0 for the public! Now when you install DVC through your package manager of choice, you'll get the latest version. Welcome to the future.
To recap, DVC 1.0 has some big new features like:
On Thursday, July 30, we're hosting our second meetup! Ambassador Marcel Ribeiro-Dantas is hosting once again. We'll have short talks about causal modeling and CI/CD, plus lots of time for chatting and catching up. Please RSVP!
This meetup will be hosted by DVC Ambassador Marcel! AGENDA:We have two 10-minute talks on the agenda:- Causal Modeling with DVC - Marcel- Continuous integration for ML case studies - Elle Following talks, we'll have Q&A with the DVC team and time for community discussion.
Konstantin Vinogradov at Runa Capital used the GitHub API to identify the fastest growing public repositories on GitHub in terms of stars and forks. He used these metrics to estimate the top 20 fastest growing startups in open source software. And guess what, DVC made the cut! We're in great company.
We have a new teammate-Maxim Shmakov, previously of Yandex, is joining us! Maxim is a front-end engineer joining us from Moscow. Please welcome him to DVC. 👋
We've been busy! Although we are mostly homebound these days, there has been no shortage of speaking engagements. Here's a recap.
Elle O'Brien is currently explaining the adaptation of continuous integration and continuous delivery for ML at #MLOPS2020!— Toronto Machine Learning Society (TMLS) (@TMLS_TO) June 18, 2020
From explaining DVC to providing great examples - a very interesting talk with @andronovhopf taking place right now! pic.twitter.com/dJjuLb0k4F
Some excellent reading recommendations from the community:
You typically hear about “reproducibility” in reference to ML research, particularly when a paper doesn’t include enough information to recreate the experiment. However, reproducibility also comes up a lot in production ML. Think of it this way — you’re on a team staffed with data scientists and engineers, and you’re all responsible for an image classification API. The data scientists are constantly trying new techniques and architectural tweaks to improve the model’s baseline performance, while at the same time, the model is constantly being retrained on new data. Looking over the APIs performance, you see one moment a week ago where the model’s performance dropped significantly. What caused that drop? Without knowing exactly how the model was trained, and on what data, it’s impossible to know for sure.
We'll close on a nice tweet from Russell Jurney:
I have to say I am blown out of the water by @DVCorg— Russell Jurney (@rjurney) May 30, 2020
DVC is incredibly powerful. Right now we’re just versioning input/output datasets in DVC against S3, but even this is incredibly useful and so much better than trying Git LFS (ugh) or manual archiving.https://t.co/5bf5VJuPaE
Thanks, we couldn't do it without our community! As always, thanks for joining us and reading. There are lots of ways to stay in touch and we always love to hear from you. Follow us on Twitter, join our Discord server, or leave a blog comment. Until next time! 😎