Streamlit's CEO Adrien Treuille on building blazingly fast and interactive tools people love

12.04.2020 - By Gradient Dissent - A Machine Learning Podcast by W&B

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Adrien shares his journey from making games that advance science (Eterna, Foldit) to creating a Streamlit, an open-source app framework enabling ML/Data practitioners to easily build powerful and interactive apps in a few hours.

Adrien is co-founder and CEO of Streamlit, an open-source app framework that helps create beautiful data apps in hours in pure Python. Dr. Treuille has been a Zoox VP, Google X project lead, and Computer Science faculty at Carnegie Mellon. He has won numerous scientific awards, including the MIT TR35. Adrien has been featured in the documentaries What Will the Future Be Like by PBS/NOVA, and Lo and Behold by Werner Herzog.

Topics covered:
0:00 sneak peek/Streamlit
0:47 intro
1:21 from aspiring guitar player to machine learning
4:16 Foldit - games that train humans
10:08 Eterna - another game and its relation to ML
16:15 Research areas as a professor at Carnegie Mellon
18:07 the origin of Streamlit
23:53 evolution of Streamlit: data science-ing a pivot
30:20 on programming languages
32:20 what’s next for Streamlit
37:34 On meditation and work/life
41:40 Underrated aspect of Machine Learning
443:07 Biggest challenge in deploying ML in the real world

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