Stay Close to the Metal

Saturday, May 25

17:05 - 18:05
RoomsSpaghetti, Lasagna, Tagliatelle

As developers today, we are bombarded with a constant barrage of complexity that is a distraction from the core task of building and solving problems with code. The problem is that the key enabler of productivity - abstraction in the form of technology like the cloud and LLMs - is also the thing that keeps us away from thinking clearly about our problems. This keynote will discuss ways that developers today can fight noise, drawing from long-established patterns in both computer science and machine learning and thinking about the interplay between the two. There will also be memes.


Vicki Boykis

I work on LLM infra and model evaluation at I previously worked on ML platforms at Duo Security and recommendations at Tumblr. My professional interests include the intersection of information retrieval and large language models, getting CI to build, Nutella, and Rino Gaetano