First and foremost, we’d like to thank our spouses, Michael Berkowitz and Heather Nolis. Without them, this book would not have been possible (and not just because Michael wrote the first draft of some of the sections despite being a bridge professional and not a data scientist, or because Heather evangelized half of the machine learning engineering content).

Next, we want to acknowledge the staff at Manning who guided us through this process, improved the book, and made it possible in the first place. Thank you especially to our editor, Karen Miller, who kept us on track and coordinated all the various moving parts.

Thank you to all the reviewers who read the manuscript at various points and provided invaluable detailed feedback: ...

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