Mercari ML Engineers Teo Narboneta Zosa and Ryan Ginstrom will give a talk at Berlin Buzzwords 2023
■ Presentation video also available on Youtube!
(Added: June 22, 2023)
Check out the presentation at Berlin Buzzwords 2023 here.
We are pleased to announce that Mercari ML Engineers Teo Narboneta Zosa and Ryan Ginstrom will give a talk at Berlin Buzzwords 2023.
Building MLOps Infrastructure at Japan's Largest C2C E-Commerce Site
- Local time: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 10:00 - 10:40 (GMT+2)
- Japan Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 17:00 - 17:40
Berlin Buzzwords is Europe’s leading conference for modern data infrastructure, search and machine learning, and will take place on June 18th – 20th, 2023. The conference is focused on open source software projects in the field of data analysis, machine learning, scalability, storage and searchability.
About – Berlin Buzzwords
■ Talk contents
We describe the system we built to support ML in search at Mercari, Japan’s largest C2C e-commerce platform.
We start by describing the journey to enable the use of ML in a “traditional” term-based search infrastructure with high throughput and strict latency requirements. We also discuss the mixed blessing of rushing a successful proof of concept into production and the technical challenges this posed on the infrastructure side. Next, we discuss the nuts and bolts of data engineering, ETLs, training pipelines, and serving/monitoring our ML model in production. We also discuss some of the weaknesses of our initial homegrown system, including A/B testing and model monitoring. Finally, we discuss our efforts to evolve our homegrown system into a more modern MLOps infrastructure using an A/B testing framework and Seldon for traffic routing and model serving.
■ About the Search Item Understanding Team
The Search Item Understanding Team is in charge of bringing advanced ML techniques to Search and Discovery at Mercari.