6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00pm - Building Prefix Search as a Service - Tiffany Han
8:00pm - Open Mic and Social Time
9:00pm - Doors close
Building Prefix Search as a Service
How do you build a hosted prefix search service that can power suggestions for a dynamic, google-style autocomplete service? This talk will walk you through how I worked with two other developers to build an open source project called Prefixy to do just that. Topics covered include:
A deep dive into data structure and algorithm analysis to support efficient prefix search
Building a ranking algorithm to support crowd-sourced suggestions
Creating a service that supports multi-tenancy
Implementation using Node, Express, Redis, and MongoDB
About Tiffany Han
Tiffany Han is a software engineer at Prefixy, a free and open-source hosted prefix search service. Before that, she worked on bruinwalk.com and has also done some teaching for Udacity. She finds code strangely addicting and is currently excited about node.js, functional programming, and React.
About Thomas Hunter II
Thomas Hunter II is passionate about technology and building products. A web design business created while attending college slowly evolved into a brick and mortar on Main St. of his small Midwestern hometown. His desire for fame and fortune led to the co-founding of a Y Combinator startup and a life in California.
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