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Oct 11


Scaling Language Models: Successes and Challenges in Production - A Khanmigo Case Study

n the masterclass "Scaling Language Models: Successes and Challenges in Production - A Khanmigo Case Study," Shawn Khanmigo, a seasoned Product Leader, will guide attendees through the complex landscape of implementing language models at a large scale. The session begins with a 30-40 minute information presentation, where Shawn will share insights from Khanmigo's own experiences in scaling their language model. A brief interlude will be followed by interactive exercises; attendees will be divided into four groups, each assigned to dissect a specific challenge: Scale, Effectiveness, Accuracy, and Safety. Through group discussions and problem-solving, participants will gain hands-on experience in tackling real-world challenges. The teams will then share their findings in a 20-minute open discussion, fostering a collaborative learning environment. The masterclass will wrap up with a Q&A and reflection segment, allowing Shawn to offer final insights and address any remaining queries. This session provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of the hurdles and victories encountered when scaling language models, arming participants with actionable strategies for their own projects.

13:00 - 15:00

Classroom A

Shawn Jansepar

Shawn Jansepar

Khanmigo Product Leader

Shawn Jansepar is the Director of Engineering and Product Leader of the Khanmigo Platform at Khan Academy. Shawn focuses on leveraging technology for social use, emphasizing strong team-building to deliver exceptional products. Shawn’s careful attention to the growth and success of his teams fosters a collaborative and inclusive environment. His dedication to social impact ensures that the Khanmigo Platform aligns with Khan Academy’s mission of delivering accessible, high-quality education. Shawn also serves as the Modo Co-op Vice Chair of the Board, underscoring his steadfast commitment to community and cooperative initiatives.

Khan Academy



Khan Academy

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Khan Academy is an ed-tech nonprofit with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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