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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Noah Gift

Noah Gift
Consulting CTO, UC Davis

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In the last eight years I have been responsible for shipping greater than 10 new products at multiple companies that generated millions of dollars of revenue and had global scale. I have also written production machine learning models for last five years in Python and R. In my last position, I helped build the company from scratch, create the first product and hired and managed all employees over three years. These new products have been in varying conditions:

° products I wrote myself 100% from scratch
° teams I hired and managed to write them
° deeply troubled products that were full of technical debt when I inherited them and fixed them

★ Year – Product – Technologies ★
° 2017 -Shopify App
° 2017 – AI Pipeline on Google Cloud
° 2016 – VR Pipeline on AW – Python, Lambda, AWS
° 2015 – Sports Social Network (iOS,Android,Web) – Erlang/Elixir/C#/Swift/Python/R
° 2014 – Daily Fantasy Sports iOS App – Erlang/C#/Xamarin
° 2013 – Versu iOS Mobile Game – Erlang/C#/Xamarin
° 2013 – Blocksworld iOS Game – Python/C#/Unity 3D
° 2012 – DIO Fan Fiction Social Network – Rails/RabbitMQ
° 2011 – Monthly Subscription E-Commerce System – Python
° 2011 – Mac Desktop Application – Objective-C
° 2010 – Centralized Asset Management System – Python/SQL
° 2009 – Link Sharing Social Network – Python/Django
° 2009 – Content Management System – Python/Django

I am an adaptable technical leader, entrepreneur, software developer/architect/engineer with over 20 years experience in leadership and engineering, including P&L responsibility. I am also a data driven leader that is comfortable using mathematical modeling to solve complex problems.

★ Specialties ★

° Building Companies
° Shipping new Products
° Solving interesting (tough and scary) problems, in any language/environments.
° Leading and growing engineering teams
° Production Machine Learning
° Advising Early Stage Startups/Consulting CTO services
° Distributed Systems and Scalability
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Sessions

Noah Gift (UC Davis)
Explore NBA Team valuation and attendance using data science and machine learning, as well as individual player performance. Questions that will be discussed: What drives the valuation of teams: attendance, local real estate market? Does winning bring more fans to games? Does salary correlate with social media performance?