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ML Kit with Brahim Elbouchikhi and Sachin Kotwani


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ML Kit with Brahim Elbouchikhi and Sachin Kotwani

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Brahim Elbouchikhi and Sachin Kotwani talk with Melanie and Mark about Firebase’s ML Kit and how it enables machine learning on mobile and cloud apps. We delve into why ML Kit was developed, how it makes machine learning easier, what it’s used for now and plans for the future.

Sachin Kotwani

Sachin Kotwani is a product manager with a special passion for making software development easy and fun. He has worked on several teams at Google, including Google Cloud, Play, and now Firebase. Before joining product management he worked worked as a strategy & ops manager in Google’s Sales organization, and prior to Google, he worked in finance at Amazon.

He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

His hobbies include traveling with his family, chasing his daughter around the house, and tinkering with mobile apps and backends.

Brahim Elbouchikhi

Brahim Elbouchikhi is a Group Product Manager on the Android team. On Android, Brahim is responsible for developer and consumer facing ML products, including Camera and developer SDKs. Prior to Android, Brahim led Daydream’s software team. Brahim was also a founding PM of the Google Play store where he led monetization, search, and discovery. Brahim holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA. Brahim has also worked at Amazon and Deloitte in addition to starting a company in the past.

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Interview Question of the week

What is a Developer Programs Engineer?

  • Developer Programs Engineer — Say What!? blog
  • Franziska Hinkelmann twitter
Where can you find us next?

Mark is going to the Unity Hackweek. Read how Google Cloud is teaming up with Unity for gaming blog

Melanie is speaking at Stanford AI4ALL on June 28th.

We’ll both be at Cloud NEXT!


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