Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science with Ville Tuulos

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Today we kick off our re:Invent 2019 series with Ville Tuulos, Machine Learning Infrastructure Manager at Netflix.

At re:Invent, Netflix announced the open-sourcing of Metaflow, their “human-centric framework for data science.” We caught up with Ville to talk all things Metaflow, including what problem is Metaflow is trying to solve, why it was important for Netflix to open-source Metaflow, and it’s core features. We also discuss the user experience accessing and managing data, experimentation, training and model development, the various tools and libraries that are supported, and integration with Sagemaker, amongst other services. If you’re interested in checking out a Metaflow democast with Sam and Villa, leave us a comment below or reach out via email!

Thanks to our sponsor!

I’d like to thank our friends at Capital One for sponsoring our re:Invent series. Capital One has been a huge friend and supporter of the podcast for some time now, and I’m looking forward to sharing my interview with Dave Castillo, Capital One’s Managing VP of Machine Learning with you on Thursday. Dave and I discuss the unique approach being taken at the company’s “Center for Machine Learning,” as well as some interesting AI use cases being developed at the bank, and the platform they’re building to support their ML and AI efforts. Once again, check back in on Thursday, December 19th for that conversation.

To learn more about Capital One’s Machine Learning and AI efforts and research, visit

About Villa

Mentioned in the Interview

  • Metaflow
  • Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science
  • Chaos Monkey
  • Papermill
  • Presto
  • Spark
  • SQL
  • Luigi
  • Argo
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