Noah Gift is a lecturer at UC Davis Graduate School of Management MSBA program, the Graduate Data Science program, MSDS, at Northwestern, the Data Science program at UC Berkeley, and the USF Health Informatics program. He is teaching and designing graduate Machine Learning, AI, Data Science courses, and consulting on Machine Learning and Cloud Architecture for students and faculty. These responsibilities include leading a multi-cloud certification initiative for students. Noah is also a Python Software Foundation Fellow, AWS Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Machine Learning, AWS Certified Solutions Architect and AWS Academy Accredited Instructor, Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, and Microsoft MTA on Python. Noah was selected to the SME Machine Learning team due to accomplishments in the area of Machine Learning on the AWS platform.
Noah has published close to 100 technical publications, including two books on subjects ranging from Cloud Machine Learning to DevOps. Gift received an MBA from UC Davis, an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Currently, he is consulting startups and other companies on Machine Learning, Cloud Architecture, and CTO-level consulting as the founder of Pragmatic AI Labs. His most recent book is Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning (Pearson, 2018).
Alfredo Deza is a former professional athlete and Olympian, with 10 years of professional Python and DevOps experience, creating large CI/CD environments for testing and Deployments. He has designed resilient infrastructure for several companies and has instilled his passion for testing in others by automating code checks and production deployments. He often presents at technology conferences, like PyCon, and most recently LatinoWare in Brazil, and upcoming Cephalocon in Spain.