Interview with Svetlana Karslioglu

Svetlana Karslioglu is the author of Reproducible Data Science with Pachyderm; we got the chance to sit down with her and find out more about her experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What are your specialist tech areas?
Svetlana: Cloud Infrastructure

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Svetlana: A Packt representative reached out me based on my experience working at Pachyderm and especially because of my talk on reproducible data science. I was excited about the opportunity to write this book to help promote Pachyderm as a solution for the reproducibility problem in data science.

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Svetlana: The best way to explain something to audience is to show usage examples. I had to come up with examples of Pachyderm usage for various data science techniques and how they translate into Pachyderm pipelines.

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Svetlana: Lack of time is the biggest challenge. I had to spend many weekends working on the book.

Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Svetlana: Pachyderm is truly a unique solution available out there. As it grows and becomes more mature, it has a potential to become one of the leading platforms for data engineering teams.

Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Svetlana: I don’t believe there are other books about Pachyderm on the market. And I don’t believe there are other solutions that provide such wide range of functionality as Pachyderm at the moment.

Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?
Svetlana: The key takeaway is no matter what type of data science you are doing, you need to make sure you preserve data lineage. Pachyderm helps you to build an end-to-end reproducible workflow.

Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Svetlana: Never stop learning!

Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?
Svetlana: I don’t

Q. Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Towards Data Science –

Q. How would you describe your author journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
It was a pleasant experience to work with the Packt team. I would definitely recommend new authors to work with Packt.

Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Towards Data Science, Medium.

Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Worked on the weekends and after hours.

Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
You can do it!

You can find Svetlana‘s book on Amazon by following this link : Please click here

Reproducible Data Science with Pachyderm – Available on Amazon

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