Article: Tecton teams with founder of Feast open source machine learning feature store

API, Innovation, Open Infrastructure, Open Space

Tecton teams with founder of Feast open source machine learning feature store

Tecton, the company that pioneered the notion of the machine learning feature store, has teamed up with the founder of the open source feature store project called Feast. Today the company announced the release of version 0.10 of the open source tool.

The feature store is a concept that the Tecton founders came up with when they were engineers at Uber. Shortly thereafter an engineer named Willem Pienaar read the founder’s Uber blog posts on building a feature store and went to work building Feast as an open source version of the concept.

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Article: When it comes to open source, culture continues to eat strategy, policy for lunch

Innovation, Open Governance, Open Space, Standards

When it comes to open source, culture continues to eat strategy, policy for lunch

Since the 1980s, memo after memo has tried to convince agencies to make better use of open source software, and share the code with other agencies that they are using. Despite the top down push, new research finds federal success with open source is less about the permission slip and more about how the culture of the agency.

Joe Castle, a recent PhD graduate from Virginia Tech, who studied federal technology policy and open source software, and is a federal employee, said the current state of the culture about open source in government is driven by the people, not the agency or memos or any other reason.

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Article: Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform

Open Software, Open Source

Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform

As a company founded by data scientists, Streamlit may be in a unique position to develop tooling to help companies build machine learning applications. For starters, it developed an open-source project, but today the startup announced an expanded beta of a new commercial offering and $35 million in Series B funding.

Sequoia led the investment with help from previous investors Gradient Ventures and GGV Capital. Today’s round brings the total raised to $62 million, according to the company.

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Article: International Data Center Day: Discover the Careers That Power the Cloud

Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

International Data Center Day: Discover the Careers That Power the Cloud

Today is International Data Center Day, an effort to raise awareness of the data center industry and to inspire the next generation of talent. The initiative, launched by 7×24 Exchange International, is the latest in a series of efforts to address a looming talent gap for data centers and cloud computing infrastructure.

The goal is to help the industry connect with future generations, ensure a steady flow of skilled labor, and build public understanding of data centers and what they do. The day’s themes include:

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Article: Protecting open source software by analyzing community behavior

Open Software, Open Source

Protecting open source software by analyzing community behavior

To maintain the security of the Defense Department’s open source software supply chain, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to create a dynamic and continuously updated OSS situational awareness capability.

The SocialCyber program aims to preserve an OSS project’s integrity and security by providing early warnings of weaknesses, impending project disruption, stagnation or collapse, according to a March 15 presolicitation.

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