Past Meetup

Introduction to Recommendation Engines

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Please note that we are moving our venue to 3200 Coronado Drive, Santa Clara, CA. I apologize for the change in the date as well. We had to do this to accommodate a larger audience and also to give enough time for more members to RSVP (a few of the members are gone this week to attend various conferences and events).



06:30 pm - 07:00 pm : Networking over Dinner

07:00 pm - 07:30 pm : Introduction to Recommend engines (talk)

07:30 pm - 08:00 pm : Form groups and work in groups

08:00 pm - 08:30 pm : Group sessions and Q/A

As mentioned in our first meetup, we will be kicking off our first sprint. In this sprint, we will be studying an implementing Recommendation Engine algorithms. We will start with Collaborative Filtering and then slowly expand in to other algorithms as well.

We will also be using MongoDB and build a complete recommendation engine using Ruby and a presentation layer using Ruby-on-Rails. There will be four sprints before teams demo their recommendation engines.

In this meetup, we will have an introductory session about Recommend engines and then form teams of people to work on recommend engines over the next month (there will be weekly sessions). Come along for a wonderful journey in to big data, analytics and machine learning.