Ryan Dawson will be our agony aunt for this AMA. He writes about software’s uncomfortable topics - failures, dysfunctional teams, politics, commercial tensions, hype and ethical concerns. Ryan treats these challenges as part of the joy as well as the pain of Software.
Ryan now works on tools for machine learning deployment at Seldon, narrowing the chasm between Data Science and DevOps. Seldon is an open source startup and the cultures and tensions of open source is one of Ryan’s favourite topics. Ryan also co-organises the Tech Ethics London meetup, which hosts discussions on AI ethics, tech and the environment, health tech etc.
Prior to Seldon, Ryan worked at Content Management company Alfresco and before that was a consultant at various big banks. He started as a Java developer and through Kubernetes has found himself mostly doing Golang, with bits of Python for Seldon’s MLOps tools. Ryan uses this varied experience to bring fresh perspectives to awkward software problems.
Check out some of Ryan’s recent apearance on the hackernoon podcast. Or some of Ryan’s articles:
Join the AMA on October 12th, 10 am EST.