December 21, 2020
On Friday, Dec 11, we held our first community meeting with 34 attendees from more than 10 different organizations. The goal of the meeting was to invite our users to share their journey with Determined: an open-source deep learning training platform.
Determined was open-sourced on April 29th, 2020, and we were eager to hear from our community users about who they are, what they do, and how they use Determined.
We kicked things off with a welcome address by Evan Sparks and Neil Conway who shared the background and motivation for Determined: a product for ML Developers by ML Developers (and System Engineers).
We walked through a list of improvements since open-sourcing, and introduced our vision and roadmap for Determined, with Angela Jiang highlighting a subset of projects, about which we are most excited:
We then asked our users to share who they are, what they work on, what they were using before Determined, and how they use Determined today, including what they liked and what they’d like to see added or improved.
A special shout-out to Sean Adler, who became our first community contributor to land support for adding custom tags on AWS EC2 instances that are dynamically provisioned (with support for GCP coming soon).
We welcome and look forward to more contributions from the community!
Based on the feedback we received after our first meeting, we plan to host a regular meetup every month where the agenda will comprise a mix of:
Join us on Slack to keep abreast of developments in the Determined Community and be notified of future meetups.
We look forward to seeing you there!