Garrett Smith is an independent consultant specializing in machine learning application and program development. He has over 25 years experience in software and systems engineering. Garrett founded Chicago ML, a 3500 member organization of machine learning practitioners, researchers, and students. He is a frequent teacher, speaker, and event organizer in support of best-practices in applied machine learning and AI.
Garrett is the creator of Guild AI, an open source toolkit for running, tracking and comparing machine learning experiments. Guild AI is used by machine learning developers to rapidly improve their models through automated training and testing.
Prior to his work in machine learning, Garrett ran operations for CloudBees Java Platform as a Service. There he built the back-end systems responsible for thousands of business critical applications and databases in a high availability, high performance environment.
Garrett uses Python in his machine learning work but looks forward to the day he can resume use of his favorite language, Erlang.