Search Algorithms (@GIPHY)

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416 W 13th St

416 W 13th St · New York, NY

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2nd floor, room 207

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GIPHY started as a way to catalogue animated GIFS and since then has evolved as a platform of creation and discovery. Fundamentally, surfacing content has been a core challenge. We have a team dedicated to providing the best Search experience for animated GIFs. During this workshop we'll take you through the history of search algorithms, from pre-digital days to web 2.0. This talk will be more of an overview of basic Search concepts which are applicable to any team looking for needles in haystacks.

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Networking & Refreshments
7pm - 7:50pm: Talk by Yael Elmatad
7:50pm - 8:10pm: Search API overview with Sixuan Liu, Senior Software Engineer
8:10pm - 8:30pm: Wrap up & Networking

Yael Elmatad is a Lead Data Scientist at GIPHY and Lead of the Search & Discovery division.

This event is for women and gender minorities in tech. Men who ardently support women in tech are also welcome. Ardent supporters are defined as those who are dedicated to the participation, education and advancement of women in tech, are familiar with our Mission and Code of Conduct, agree to participate in our events and create a collaborative and welcoming environment for all.


- Your laptop (optional)
- A government-issued ID for getting into the building