16:15 - 17:15
Outfittery’s mission is to provide relevant fashion to men. In the past it was our stylists that put together the best outfits for our customers. But since about a year ago we started to rely more on intelligent algorithms to augment our human experts. This transition to become a data driven company has left its marks on our IT landscape: In the beginning we just did simple A/B tests.Then we wanted to use more complex logic so we added a generic data enrichment layer.Later we also provided easy configurability to steer processes. And this in turn enabled us to orchestrate our machine learning algorithms as self contained Docker containers within a Kubernetes cluster. All in all it’s a nice setup that we are pretty happy with. It then really took us some time to realise that we actually had built a delivery platform to deliver just any pure function that our data scientists come up with. We just now started to use it that way; we just put their R&D experiments directly into production… This talk will guide you through this journey, explain how this platform is built, and what we do with it.