Were glad to announce our second DataConnect meetup in NYC!
Jeremy Salfen, Director of Data at Kickstarter, will explain how his team built its recommender system from scratch & give attendees tips & tricks to help them create their own.
Guilherme de Oliveira, Data Scientist at Dataiku, will present ause case on recommender engines using a dataset involving beer check-ins in New York.
Lessons Learned from Building a Recommender System:
Kickstarters data team built its project recommendations with the following mindset: start simple & only add complexity when necessary. From a query with under 10 lines of code to a micro service running an ensemble of collaborative filtering & content-based models, Jeremy & his team developed their system almost entirely from scratch, iteratively building & learning from the results. You will learn about the algorithms they used, the infrastructure they built, & the experiments they run to validate their effect on the user experience.
Jeremy is Director of Data at Kickstarter. His current focus is building data products to improve Kickstarter's user experience & refining the company's approach to the design & analysis of experiments. You can follow him on Twitter at @jsalfen.
Guilherme is a Data Scientist at Dataiku. He works out of the headquarters in NYC where he helps customers build & deploy predictive applications. Before joining Dataiku, he was a fellow at the Insight Data Science Fellowship program, & prior to that he worked in quantitative finance. He holds a PhD in applied mathematics.
6:00 PM: Pizza, beer, & networking6:30 PM: Jeremy'spresentation7:00 PM: Guilhermes presentation7:15 PM: Q&A7:30 PM: More pizza, beer, & networking
PS: Kickstarter is hiring! Check out their career page for open positions.
PPS: Our DataConnect meetups are designed to provide you with insights from a wide range of industry experts, to bring together data professionals & enthusiasts to share insights, lessons learned, best practices, & to discover the latest technologies in the data ecosystem.Want to collaborate with us? Get in touch!