Sherin Thomas
Senior Software Engineer
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Sherin is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. In her career spanning 10 years, she has worked on all parts of the tech stack, but enjoys the challenges in Big Data and Machine Learning the most.

Most recently she has been focussed on solving challenges in low latency, high throughput data streaming and building products that would facilitate advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  She is passionate about increasing the representation of women and URMs in tech and has been involved in several Diversity and Inclusion efforts at her company. 

She is a Technical Advisor to NASA and Space ML and has been involved in efforts to use technology to fight climate change. She has also been sharing her work with the tech community through meetups and conference talks and has spoken at several renowned conferences such as QCon, Flink Forward, Scale by the Bay, Grace Hopper etc. 

In her free time she likes to sculpt, paint, read and play with her dog Mimi. She is the president of the Russian Hill book club based in San Francisco and also loves to organize events for her local library.

 

 

 

 

Sessions

  • Scale
    17.06.2021 16:00 – 16:45
    Kesselhaus
    Beginner

    While everyone was sheltering in place in 2020, a group of citizen scientists decided to tackle the problem of auto-detecting interesting weather patterns in earth’s imagery collected by NASA satellites. The problem - we were dealing with a scale we had never seen before - 20 years worth of…