Camilla Montonen

London, United Kingdom camilla[at]synbyote.io

Software engineer experienced in building data pipelines, financial risk systems and machine learning systems.

Experience

Founder

Spimelabs

Lead engineer on platform that helps researchers and data science teams quickly and easily deploy interactive computing environments in the cloud.

July 2017 - Present

Founder

Synbyote Ltd

Lead engineer & founder developing a platform for easily creating synthetic datasets to help evaluate and test machine learning algorithms.

July 2017 - Present

Python Platform Engineer(Contract)

JISC

Developing Python components to support the needs of a research data preservation platform built on AWS.

October 2017 - Present

Senior Associate, Software Engineer

JP Morgan

Developed, deployed and maintained intraday risk software for a front office trading team.

December 2015 - July 2017

Data Engineer

Prelert Ltd (now part of Elastic)

Acquiring and cleaning data, synthesizing custom datasets and evaluating machine learning algorithms.

April 2015 - December 2015

Education

University of Edinburgh

Master of Science
Informatics - Machine Learning and Bioinformatics
September 2013 - August 2014

Bryn Mawr College

BA Mathematics
August 2010 - May 2013

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Core Skills
  • Python development
  • Pandas, Numpy, scikit-learn
  • Deploying on AWS and Google Cloud
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Web development with Flask
  • Experience working with MySQL, Mongo and Elasticsearch

Community

One of the best parts about being in the technology industry is participating in many communities that aim to make a career in technology accessible for all. I've had the great privilege of being involved with PyLadies London (2014-2017) as an organiser and a speaker.

Another initiative which I support is DjangoGirls London - a two day workshop started by software engineers Ola Sendecka and Ola Sitarska. The workshop introduces women who have never programmed before to the Python programming language and the Django framework. I've been both a mentor and an organizer and would definitely encourage everyone to get involved. I am hoping to organise a few workshops in 2018 - if you are based in London and would like to get involved, please send me an email.

Technical Articles

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Technical Talks

  • PyData Amsterdam 2018: Deploying JupyterHub with Kubernetes
  • PyData London 2018: From Zero to JupyterHub with Kubernetes
  • PyCon UK 2017: P0is0n3d SVMs and other machine learning exploits
  • PyData London 2015: A Tube Story
  • PyData Paris 2015: Rush Hour Dynamics

Research

  • Machine Learning for Plastic Litter Detection