Aeva van der Veen Presenting “Gaming Rigs and ML Pipelines: how to get started with the tools you already have”

UPDATED: Video Added from the Conference!

That isn’t all though, Aeva gave a lightning talk too, included below!

aeva-vanIntroducing Aeva van der Veen > @aevavoom < presenting “Gaming Rigs and ML Pipelines: how to get started with the tools you already have”.

Aeva is an outspoken open source advocate with over a decade experience contributing to F/OSS software and communities. They have been building distributed systems on Linux-based systems since ’99, and are most well known for their work in the OpenStack community wherein they founded Ironic, the Bare-Metal-as-a-Service project. Aeva lives in rainy Seattle and enjoys staying home when not travelling for work.

If you think that only big tech companies or PhD scientists can use ML & AI, I’d like to show you that an individual open-source enthusiast can build and train a model on commodity hardware using Open Data – and then scale that up on a public cloud.

And if you’re a PC gamer, you probably already have all the tools you need!

  •, an easy-to-learn Python ML framework
  • nvidia-docker on an Ubuntu Gaming PC
  • public-domain GIS imagery
  • a couple terabytes of storage space and a fast internet connection

This talk grew out of a startup competition last year: we tried to use public-domain satellite imagery to help predict and prevent forest fires. Even though we chose not to pursue this as a business, it’s an excellent example of how combine open source software, public data, and a gaming PC to build an ML pipeline.

Come check out Aeva van der Veen’s talk at ML4ALL happening April 28th-30th in amazing Portland, Oregon! Get your tickets to attend here. For the schedule, our excellent sponsors docs for the conference, check out the ML4ALL Conference Site!