Seminar - Scaling Data Science at Stitch Fix

School of Engineering and Computer Science Seminar

Speaker: Stefan Krawczyk
Time: Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location: Cotton Club, Cotton 350

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Stitch Fix is an online clothing retailer that not only focuses on delivering personalized clothing recommendations for our customers, but also applies the output of data science to automate numerous other business functions through the delivery of forecasts, predictions, and analyses. We rely heavily on the ability for applied mathematics & statistics and our human decision makers to synergistically work; doing this well requires us to merge art & science together. However with around eighty data scientists in residence, it can be challenging to support so many different needs from an infrastructure perspective.The talk will also cover how Stitch Fix scales access to data using S3 as our source of truth as well as how Stitch Fix scales ad-hoc compute resources for data scientists using Docker & ECS.

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