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With Adam Kelleher (Principal Data Scientist, BuzzFeed) & Alex Spangher (Data Enggr, NY Times Digital).
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
BuzzFeed, 111 E 18th St, 13th Fl

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6:00 - Doors & Food6:30 - Talk 17:15 - Talk 28:00 - Wrap & Chat

Talk 1:Speaker: Adam Kelleher, Principal Data Scientist @ BuzzFeed

Talk 2: Building the Next New York Times Recommendation AlgorithmSpeaker: Alex Spangher, Data Engineer @ New York Times DigitalAbstract:In this talk, I'll talk about several approaches taken during our work on the next New York Times Recommendation Engine, specifically focusing on spatial reasoning, dimensionality reduction, & testing strategies. Topics covered will include implicit regression, Bayesian modeling & neural networks. If there is additional time, I will talk about our crowdsourcing pipeline for emotion-tagging.

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