As Instacart has grown from a single data scientist building linear models, to multiple teams building and maintaining dozens of bespoke models, to a more mature organization collaborating across multiple fields, we’ve learned a few things the hard way. We’re open sourcing our solutions as Lore.
Our goal is to make machine learning approachable for Engineers and maintainable for Data Scientists. There are a lot of great libraries like numpy, pandas, scikit, tensorflow, xgboost, etc. that work together in our daily workflow. Lore is our codification of best practices that welds the valuable bits seamlessly into production models. We're open sourcing so we can learn from the community as well.
Montana has more than a decade of full stack software engineering experience, from internal tool creation in the heavily regulated health care industry to blue sky app development in the travel space. He was an early engineer at RescueTime, an engineer at Jobster, and a founder at Tomo, YCombinator-funded startup.