At CustomMade we are building a two-sided Knowledge Graph to connect people who want one-of-a-kind items with the perfect maker. Recommendation Engines can play a great role in enabling people and makers to connect based on shared tastes and desired skills and expertise.
ElasticSearch offers some interesting core capabilities for custom search and recommendation. This month's new features offer some new capabilities that would be interesting to explore.
On Friday, August 23rd we are holding an open Innovation Friday to explore this. What is Innovation Friday? Think Hackathon + Happy Hour. We'll offer the data, dev environment, pizza, soda and beer for engineers interested in search, recommendation and machine learning to explore this and compete to see who can create the best recommendations for custom requests like "steampunk toy guns" Of course, we'll have prizes for the winner.