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Recommendation Engines : Getting Started on Collaborative Filtering Algorithms

This will be the first meetup in this scrum where we will go over building recommendation engines using Collaborative Filtering algorithms.  Those of you who attended the kickoff meetup last week and/or the hackathon this week, please make sure you attend this one.  This will be foundation for the recommendation engines you will  be building with your team for this scrum.




1) Please bring your laptops as we will get started on some work at the end of the meetup.

2) Please have MongoDB installed on your laptop and also go through the slide deck from the Hackathon and try and complete the exercises (slide deck on slide share, link posted on the hackathon meetup)




06:30 pm - Networking

07:00 pm - Getting Started on Collaborative Filtering algorithms (Presentation)

08:00 pm - Hands-on Lab session

09:00 pm - Conclusion

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  • Monir

    Thanks to Timothy Vogel for providing us with this great supplemental piece in addition to yesterday's Meetup: Getting Started on Collaborative Filtering Algorithms.

    The seminal CF paper from 1997;
    "Automated Collaborative Filtering and Semantic Transports"

    May 14, 2013

  • Christian S.

    This was the one meetup I wanted to attend the most and the one I had to miss (dead car battery).... :( Can you point me to the slide deck? I'd really like to get a better handle on collaborative filtering!

    May 14, 2013

    • Monir

      Hello Christian,
      Soon Vivek will be posting the slide deck from last night's Meetup:Getting Started on Collaborative Filtering Algorithms. Regards, ~~Monir

      1 · May 14, 2013

  • Monir

    Hello again,

    Few people yesterday were asking about the past Meetups presentation slide decks . Here is the link to MongoDB Hackathon, first session Saturday, May 11th,2013. Big Data Gods Learning Track : First Hackathon -MongoDB Introduction + Setup

    Please find the slides for our second Meetup, Monday May 6th 2013 :

    Introduction to Recommendation Engines Studying & Implementing Recommendation Engine Algorithms' . The deck also has the structure and schedule for the scrum.

    Introduction to Recommendation Engines May 6 Also you can find more info about our first Meetup: Understanding Data Engineering. Monday, April 22nd 2013

    May 14, 2013

  • Monir

    Hello All,

    Just wanted to thank you all for your great participation yesterady. It was wonderful to see you all, both familiar and new faces. To all new members WELCOME ON BOARD. Hope you all are benefiting from this collaborative learning environment.

    Vivek's Twitter is :@onevivek
    Keep up the great work and looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming Meetups.

    May 14, 2013

  • Kshitij K.

    Excellent session. One of the best ever

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Monir

      Hello Kshitij,

      Thank you for your gracious feedback. We hope with all of you wonderful crowd members we can keep this dynamic learning momentum going.


      May 14, 2013

  • Ken N.

    Very informative overview

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Ian M.

    Sorry I missed Saturday's hack. Looking forward to Monday's meeting.

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Monir

      Hello Ian,
      No problem. So good to hear from you. You can still catch up. Here is the link to the slides form yesterday's Hackathon. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.
      The codes will be posted in GitHub.

      The link to slides from yesterday's Hckathon:

      Thanks for attending the MongoDB Hackathon, first session yesterday. I have uploaded the slide deck on slide share (http://www.slideshare...­). You can also find the previous two decks on slide share. Looking forward to our Meetup on Monday.

      May 12, 2013

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