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Ed Tsech: Recommender systems and collaborative filtering

• Introduction to recommender systems, collaborative filtering
• Popular algorithms
• Introduction to Apache Mahout

• Using Mahout from Clojure
• How to check correctness of your solution
• How to add application logic to your Mahout recommender

• Live example (movie recommender based on real data and web interface implemented in Clojure and Mahout)

The talk will be around 60 minutes.

After the talk we will discuss the topic and have office hours. Bring your laptop and set of your questions, problems and projects, you are currently working on. 

(Hopefully) you will be able to find an experienced developer who can answer your question. This can include: setup up your favourite editor for FP language, use of build tools, details of core.async etc. 

Please write below a list of FP related topics you can help others.

For more info about "office hours" meetup see blogpost by Zach Tellmann: http://blog.factual.com/clojure-office-hours



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  • Edward T.

    There is an article about Evaluation with Mahout , you can think of it like end to end "testing" or technique for checking preciseness of your recommender. http://kickstarthadoop.blogspot.cz/2011/05/evaluating-mahout-based-recommender.html

    July 31, 2014

  • Vincent H.

    I can help with solving 4Clojure problems.

    July 29, 2014

  • Alois V.

    I am sorry, holiday, out of Prague.

    July 25, 2014

  • Daniel S.

    Locus Workspace will host our next meetup (thanks!). Mirek Bajtos: should we try to bridge Prague and Hradec using Google Hangouts?

    July 23, 2014

  • Daniel S.

    List of topics I can help with during "office hours": Clojure, ClojureScript, Leiningen & Emacs setup, core.async, Datomic, immutable data structures.

    July 17, 2014

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