Facebook Search Infrastructure - the first public deep-dive demo

In this talk, Sriram will cover various aspects of the search stack that supports all the search products at Facebook.  The main product is Graph Search, but the same stack also supports Nearby mobile search, Checkins, Tagging in posts, etc.  The talk will cover Unicorn (an inverted index based retrieval system), indexing and ranking strategies, and some of the NLP strategies used in Graph Search. We will also have demos from the engineering team during the presentation.

Meet Sriram Sankar, Software Engineer at Facebook

Sriram Sankar is a software engineer at Facebook. He got his PhD from Stanford University in 1989 and has worked at many Silicon Valley companies including Sun Microsystems, VMware, and Google.

 

Make sure to come early to network & mingle with an amazing crowd of data bees!

Agenda:

6.00 to 7.00pm: Registration & pre-party (light food & beverages)

7.00 to 7.40pm: Facebook Search Infrastructure by Sriram Sankar

7.40 to 8.00pm: Q&A session

8.00 to 8.30pm: Networking session (light food & beverages)

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  • Gail F.

    Great synergy and flow with the group presentation, with a dash of fun thrown in at the end. We were lucky enough to have Sriram present to our R&D department @Salesforce a couple of weeks ago, but I enjoyed seeing the additions of the team. I am excited about how we may be able to leverage the functionality of the Facebook Search infrastructure with the Work.com integration and other initiatives in my Employee Success program. Please connect with me on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/drgail07 I will be speaking on incorporating Lean Six Sigma to drive innovation at Bay ALN - http://www.meetup.com/BayALN/events/108713382/ - see you there!

    March 14, 2013

  • jyotirmoy s.

    will the slides / video be uploaded somewhere ?

    March 14, 2013

  • George U.

    Thanks for the details and demos and your time...

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Jerome C.

    Awesome demo and presentation!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Judy

    Can we get the link to try out the Graphic search? I didn't copy it down...

    March 14, 2013

  • Kiran L

    The talk was well structured and well presented. There was a clear flow, starting with natural language query to results, which made it easy to follow the different sub-systems down and up the stack. This also helped motivate the problem before introducing the sub-system that solved it. I also liked that several of the team members came up and presented their work.

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • T. M. R.

    Thank you all for making yesterday's talk a great success. Unfortunately the slide deck from the talk last night can not be made available to the public. However as a follow up there is a detailed blog post: http://bit.ly/WqfQmG

    March 14, 2013

  • Colin E.

    Great talk!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Inna G.

    Excellent presentation ! May be, time for next presentation has to be extended to 2 hours, so more technical insights will be communicated

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • viplav m.

    Great meetup. Very informative, structured presentation. Thanks Sriram and The Hive !

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Cheong A.

    Excellent presentation by Sriram and team! Thanks to both Ravi / The Hive and the facebook team for bringing us the insights into this groundbreaking functionality!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Reflektion

    Very informative. I am co-founder and vp of engineering / product at Reflektion. I am hiring software engineers in all area - engineers who have machine learning background, js gurus, backend experts

    March 14, 2013

  • Nikunj M.

    The meetup content was great. Address was wrong in both the meet up page and on the iCal. reminder.

    I am hiring software engineers for k-v storage and js programming.

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Gopinath R.

    Thank you sriram for great presentation...

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Slobodan M.

    Btw is there anybody with slides photos from presentation? I saw a couple of them in gallery but not all

    March 13, 2013

  • Slobodan M.

    My first meetup, nice experience and lot of cool people!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Selva

    I've been to many meet ups. This one is the very best. Great presentation, great organizing and great venue. Thanks a lot!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Catina M.

    Unfortunate time conflict

    March 13, 2013

  • T. M. R.

    We at The Hive (an incubator for data driven companies) are looking forward to seeing you all at this exciting event.

    March 13, 2013

  • Priya D.

    bummer! Cant make it

    March 13, 2013

  • Susmita N.

    Conflicting with other stuff.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Ronald Z.

    tie up with urgent work.

    March 13, 2013

  • Pashu P.

    Anyone driving from SF? Some of our attendees need a ride, thanks!

    March 11, 2013

    • Pashu P.

      thanks so much Gail!

      March 12, 2013

    • Gail F.

      Sure I am picking up two people on the way - no problem happy to help :) See you tomorrow!

      March 12, 2013

  • Cesar R.

    I will likely make it. Thx.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Mohammad Salim A.

    Another engagement came up!

    March 12, 2013

  • Cynthia P.

    I would like this spot - Pashu please confirm I would like to attend and am on the waitlist

    March 12, 2013

    • Praveen K.

      3 open seats are still available

      March 12, 2013

    • Pashu P.

      Hi Cynthia! I just confirmed you. I very much look forward to reconnecting with you. See you tomorrow.

      March 12, 2013

  • Praveen K.

    Any one driving from stanford to the venue? I would need a ride.

    March 12, 2013

  • prabakar s.

    sorry, have other meetings to attend

    March 11, 2013

    • Pashu P.

      hopefully next time Prabakar

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yippee

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Jonathan C.

    very interesting

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • DylanRosario

    Will we be able to see REST based implementations in Java or obj-c please, specifically for mobile application use. also can we have demo code / projects for testing development. I do really hope we have more technical people at this meetup, sometimes these overviews get bogged down by project manager / biz dev types who ask off topic questions (non-technical) mean for marketing / sales. Please be more descriptive of the curriculum. Thanks. =)

    March 9, 2013

    • Pashu P.

      Hi there! This is going to be a technical discussion with deep-dive demos from the Facebook Search engineering team.

      March 11, 2013

  • Slobodan M.

    Anybody with a car passing San Mateo?

    March 3, 2013

  • Susmita N.

    Great topic

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Anne H.

    This talk sounds really great -- can't wait.

    2 · February 13, 2013

  • Venkat M.

    Hot topic - Love to be there.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • John C.

    Unfortunately, out of the country (but luckily can learn about it at work)

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Krista T.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · February 8, 2013

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