Speaker "Stefan Krawczyk" Details Back



Scaling Data Science at Stitch Fix


Stitch Fix is an online clothing retailer that not only focuses on delivering personalized clothing recommendations for our customers, but also applies the output of data science to automate numerous other business functions through the delivery of forecasts, predictions, and analyses. We rely heavily on the ability for applied mathematics & statistics and our human decision makers to synergistically work; doing this well requires us to merge art & science together. However with around eighty data scientists in residence, it can be challenging to support so many different needs from an infrastructure perspective. The talk will also cover how Stitch Fix scales access to data using S3 as our source of truth as well as how Stitch Fix scales ad-hoc compute resources for data scientists using Docker & ECS.


Stefan loves the stimulus of working at the intersection of design, engineering, and data. He grew up in New Zealand, speaks Polish, and spent formative years at Stanford, LinkedIn, Nextdoor & Idibon. Outside of work Stefan likes to 🏊, 🌮, 🍺, and ✈.