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8th Recommender Systems Amsterdam meetup

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We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th RecSys Amsterdam meetup. Hosted by FD Mediagroep, this media-themed meetup features four speakers from industry.

Doors open at 18:00h, talks start at 18:30h.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.

1. Ghida Ibrahim (Senior Data Scientist, (formerly at) Liberty Global ( "Recommender systems for video and TV products"

Ghida will give a talk about building recommender systems for video and TV products. Ghida's talk is inspired by her past experience working as a data scientist for Liberty Global. She will explain how recommender systems can be built using users viewership data and many variations of collaborative filtering, and how these can be assessed using A/B testing.

2. Bouke Huurnink and Roman Ivanov (XITE ( "Music Video Recommendation@XITE"

Remember watching television and waiting for hours for that one music video to come on? Those days are long gone. With advanced music recommendation, smart TVs and ubiquitous screens, music television is transforming into an interactive, on-demand service. Giving you the music video you want, when and where you want it.

In this talk we discuss the evolution of music video recommendation at XITE. We will cover challenges that we have faced, our first recommender setup, and lessons learned/plans for the future.

3. Robbert van der Pluijm (Head of Bibblio Labs, Bibblio ( "Scaling a recommendation service - a threefold story"

Robbert works for Bibblio, which offers a content recommendation service for publishers. In this talk he'll share how they 1) built a local popularity recommender, 2) solved the challenges of scale and catalogue updating (for now) and 3) started to venture into deep learning.

PS: Take the entrance of the FD Building on the Wibautstraat side (,4.917869,3a,75y,238.4h,95.88t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIM7stUICPvldtSkhendu6w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en) (There's another entrance at the Prins Bernhardplein, but it's closed after 6pm...).