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.