5 million downloads in 30 days. *PLUS* How Foursquare recommends.

DOTS & Foursquare are featured in this month's iOSoHo Meetup...

5 million downloads in 30 days - The hacker behind DOTS, a super-addictive global triumph


How Foursquare uses text analysis to help you avoid the worst places in the world and find the best

Our speakers

Patrick Moberg
Developer of Dots, Hacker in Residence at betaworks, formerly at Vimeo and co-founder of Banters.

Max Sklar
Max Sklar is an engineer and a machine learning specialist. At Foursquare, his continuing objective is to make the app smarter and more interesting. Over the last two years, Max has spearheaded the effort to apply Natural Language Processing technology to Foursquare’s user-generated text corpus. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and meetups in New York’s tech scene, and has been an adjunct instructor for NYU’s data structures course for four semesters. He holds an M.S. in Information Systems from NYU, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale, and can be found on Twitter @maxsklar.

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  • Carlos S. A.

    Nice to hear a couple different perspectives of earned success and demystifying complexity in today's mobile landscape.
    I felt that Patrick was real sincere in his presentation of how he got to where he is with Dots and Max was fun to hear/see breakdown a critical component of FourSquare's functionality.
    Lot's of solid food for thought from both presenters IMO.
    Overall both were completely different from each other, although equally as accessible in describing their endeavors.
    Also the Ladders were most excellent hosts with the meetup format and refreshments. Cheers to all.

    November 5, 2013

  • Paul Y.

    Some music before, after, and during the break would be a nice touch.

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Kyri S.

      A great idea. We need theme music.

      November 5, 2013

  • Orta T.

    A nice start

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Kyri S.

    Thanks for coming everyone, see you next month with Alex Rosen and "1 million downloads in 30 days -- five times in a row"

    1 · November 5, 2013

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