User Group ft. Bay Area Women in Machine Learning & Data Science

Bay Area

May 16, 12:00 – 2:30 AM

Join us for this in-person event on May 15, 5pm-7:30pm, at Snowflake's Office. Enjoy a double-feature talk and an evening of networking. Small appetizers and drinks will be provided.

About this event

Join us for this in-person event on May 15, 5pm-7:30pm at Snowflake's Office, featuring the wonderful folks of Women in Machine Learning & Data Science. 

Enjoy a double-feature talk and an evening of networking. Small appetizers and drinks will be provided.

The Talks

Production for Use - Complexity, Scaling, and Sensitivity

We talk about tools for data pipelines as if all data projects need the same tools. As soon as we think about this however, it's clear that data projects differ considerably in internal complexity, data scale challenges, sensitivity and team size.

In this talk, I'll share a scorecard I've been contributing to, that helps us compare projects and identify what the most significant challenges are in a specific project. Then we'll talk about some Python or adjacent tools through this lens to identity whether a tool is more or less appropriate for different kinds of projects.

Accelerating your work with Streamlit (and GenAI)

Come hear Amanda, co-founder of Streamlit, talk about how Streamlit continues to evolve to accelerate data teams and make their lives a bit more fun. The talk will give background on Streamlit, examples of integrations with genAI libraries, and upcoming releases.

Meet our speakers

Lisa Dusseault is the CTO of the Data Transfer Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to the mission of empowering technology users by enabling them to transfer their data from one service to another. Ms. Dusseault previously served as the CTO and Co-Founder of Compaas. Prior to Compaas, Ms. Dusseault served in technical leadership roles at StubHub, Smule, and Microsoft among others, and spent several years as the Applications Area Director at the Internet Engineering Task Force, where she authored CalDAV and WebDAV standards and chaired IMAP and XMPP working groups.

Amanda Kelly currently serves as a Product Director at Snowflake focused on all of Snowflake’s analytical product experiences – including Streamlit. Prior to Snowflake, she was the Co-Founder and COO of Streamlit (acquired by Snowflake). Amanda has also led product and operations for several stealthy Google X projects and at Zoox (acquired by Amazon). Amanda has an MBA from Stanford GSB and holds several AV-related patents.


5:00 PM: Welcome, Small bites and drinks

5:30 PM: Lissa Dussault - Production for Use

6:15 PM: Amanda Kelly - Accelerating your work with Streamlit

7:30 PM: Event ends


Please park in Snowflake's garage right off of Concar Dr. Check in at the North Lobby. Snowflake employees will escort you to the meeting area.



Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 AM – 2:30 AM UTC


  • Sean Falconer


    Data Superhero