We’re hitting R a million times a day so we made a talk about it

For the past year, we at T-Mobile have been sludging through production outages, nation-wide product launches, and all of the muck that floods from R models being hit over a million times every day.

We’re hitting R a million times a day so we made a talk about it

January 30, 2020

Often reserved for Elite Engineers, production can be a perilous place for R users - but never fear! For the past year, we at T-Mobile have been sludging through production outages, nation-wide product launches, and all of the muck that floods from R models being hit over a million times every day. From “we’re strictly a java shop” to a devops team that proudly states “we support Java, node, and R,” this talk will cover the technical hiccups, interdisciplinary communication struggles, and an open-source R package {loadtest} that’s changed the way our team views performance testing. You too can dazzle your enterprise with the power of R.

About the speakers

Heather Nolis

Heather Nolis is a founding member of the AI @ T-Mobile team, focusing the conversion of cutting-edge analyses to real-time, scalable data-driven products. She began her career in neuroscience but once realized how heavily that field relied on software built by other people, she pivoted - deciding to make software herself. You can find her @heatherklus on Twitter, where she speaks about diversity in technology, the ethical implications of data, and cats.

Jacqueline Nolis

Dr. Jacqueline Nolis is a co-founder of Nolis, LLC, a data science consulting firm. She has over a decade of experience using data to help companies including DSW, Union Bank, Microsoft, and Airbnb. She has a PhD from Arizona State University where her research focused on electric vehicle route optimization. For fun she likes to use machine learning for humor.