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Pau Labarta Bajo
Toptal, Developer

Pau is a data scientist and ML engineer with over eight years of experience. He has a passion for building ML-based solutions, from development to deployment. He loves transforming an idea into a model and a model into an API or product. Pau has worked on different problems: financial derivative pricing, digital marketing analytics, deep learning for art generation, or demand prediction for online shopping. His background is in pure mathematics, and he has strong coding skills in Python.

Chris Riley
Splunk, Inc., Sr DevOps Advocate

Chris Riley (@hoardinginfo) is obsessed with bringing modern technologies, culture, and practices to tech-enabled enterprises.

As a bad-coder-turned-technology-advocate, Chris understands the challenges and needs of modern engineers, as well as how technology fits into the broader business goals of companies in a demanding high-tech world.

Chris speaks and engages with end-users regularly in the areas of Transformation, SRE, DevOps, SecOps, and App Dev. He works for Splunk as a Tech Advocate and is a regular speaker, contributor to industry blogs such as, and, and overall technical adviser. He is also the host of the podcast, Developers Eating the World, Dissecting DevOps, & Tech A’Sketch.