Friday Hacks #180: Release practices and efficient mobile multilingual search

Hosted by NUS Hackers

Public group

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Seminar Room 5, Town Plaza, UTown, NUS

2 College Ave West · Singapore

How to find us

This week is at Seminar Room 5, Town Plaza. Go up the spiral staircase in the air-conditioned foyer next to the Fine Food food court.

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18:30: Pizza is served
19:00: First talk starts
19:45: Second talk starts

Talk #1: Release good practices or how not to be paged at 3am

Whether you write code that changes the color of a button or solves Traveling Salesman, it is only useful when released to the world. Here are some (hard earned) tips on how you can do it safer and don't burn your company/pet project/credibility to the ground.

Speaker Profile
Linh graduated from NUS SoC in 2015 and spent a few years at Facebook as a Data Engineer and then Software Engineer. As a NOC alumni (Israel and Singapore) the startup world eventually pulled him back and now he’s a software engineer at BasisAI.

Talk #2: Efficient Multilingual Search on Mobile Devices

In this talk, we will explore different approaches to efficiently index, tokenize, and fetch out search results from on-device SQLite databases. We will also discuss strategies to handle non-standard languages such as Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Cyrillic, etc, and algorithms/data structures to use in-place of SQLite for advanced use cases such as pinyin search.

Speaker Profile
Vu is a NUS Computer Science alumnus, and is now working in Sea as an iOS developer.

Free pizza is served before the talks.

Supported by The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs