Determined to Keep Learning
Having been 'in the trenches' as an engineering manager at Rancher Labs, I am very happy to return to my roots of open source community building at Determined AI.
I like new challenges and learning new things.
I saw an opening for a bespoke Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distro by and for WSL enthusiasts. Later this became WSL distros and an indie startup.
Next, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take WSL further with a much bigger podium at Canonical.
Then, I saw WSL being increasingly used for cloud native development. This piqued my interest in Kubernetes.
I found a way to use my skills to get involved in Kubernetes and help improve the Windows container, DevOps, and documentation stories at Rancher Labs.
Increasingly, I see WSL being used for AI/ML work. WSL even has its own page on the HP Z workstation series website:
Use of WSL for GPU compute, discussion about GitHub Copilot, and NPUs (neural processor units) has piqued my interest in AI/ML workflows.
Turns out, my post about running Determined on WSL was no accident:
I am thrilled to announce I am joining Determined AI, to build and lead the open source community team. I will be working with the Determined AI team to drive open source community engagement around Determined.
Determined AI is an open-source deep learning training platform that lets ML developers scale, teams share resources, researchers reproduce experiments, and scientists build more accurate ML models faster. Determined is also used on supercomputers, aka "HPC", which I think is very cool.
I am going to be learning a lot about ML and HPC in this process and will be writing and talking about it along the way. I will be using WSL, of course.
Having been 'in the trenches' as an engineering manager at Rancher Labs for some time, I learned a lot about working with large open source projects. I am incredibly happy to return to my roots, open source community building, at Determined AI.
Come join me. I am looking for a few good ML developer advocates but Determined has openings in engineering, product, UI, management, and support.
I even have some commits in on the last two releases of Determined: