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Graph-based Recommendations at Bang With Friends

For this week’s meetup, Colin Hodge will be speaking about his experiences building Bang With Friends’ recommendation engine and transitioning it over to one using Neo4j, a graph database.

Launched in January, Bang With Friends has been one of the fastest-growing Facebook apps of this year, scaling rapidly from a hastily thrown-together half-joke to over half a million users in its first two weeks, and in the process becoming a serious player in the dating and social ecosystem.

Colin Hodge co-founded Bang With Friends in January 2013 and has served as CEO since its conception. Previously, Colin founded HeardAboutYou, a dating startup that evolved into Bang With Friends, as well as Cloud 8 Studios, a mobile apps company that published flick+share, a location-based photo sharing app. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Computer Science, where he served as Vice President of the local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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  • Abhinav K.

    any chance this was recorded?

    November 18, 2013

  • Tom L.

    Google Maps sent me to 7th Ave & Christopher St. I spent 15 minutes looking, pretty sure it's not here. I won't be able to make it in time. Please include cross streets in the future.

    October 25, 2013

    • Tom L.

      Thanks Scott. Looking forward to the next one! I'll double check the directions.

      October 25, 2013

    • Slipp Douglas T.

      I'd like to suggest a meetup topic: Why Google and Apple Can't Get Geocoding Right, And How The Issue Could Be Solved With Graph Databases

      October 26, 2013

  • Jacob Friis S.

    I went to 462 7th Ave, Brooklyn. Nice area but wrong, so I'm late.

    October 25, 2013

  • Ming L.

    Is there a real time video broadcast for people who cannot attend?

    October 22, 2013

    • Chakri

      Or at least a recording - would be much appreciated.

      October 25, 2013

    • Scott B.

      Working on it! Probably won't be live, though. I'll post here once I have more information.

      October 25, 2013

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