ML Infra + Apps

The Magic of Merlin: Shopify's new machine learning platform

Ray Summit 2022

Merlin, Shopify's new machine learning platform (, is based on an open source stack and tooling end-to-end. In this talk I will share a deeper look at the process, architecture, and how Merlin, using Ray, is helping us scale our ML work.

About Isaac

Isaac Vidas is a tech lead building Merlin, Shopify's new machine learning platform. He enjoys building scalable distributed systems and keeping up to date with new MLOps technologies. Isaac is also a big fan of emojis, and hopes to one day have an emoji proposal accepted by the Unicode Consortium.

Isaac Vidas

Machine Learning Platform Tech Lead, Shopify
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