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Tuesday, August 18 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Some Lessons From Scaling a Large, Web-Scale Social Platform - Igor Perisic, LinkedIn

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Any company looks very fondly at the potential of explosive growth. It is identified with success. After all, growth means that your members appreciate your offering and exponential growth can be construed to simply mean that these members appreciate it very much. How a company survives when it hits that geyser is an interesting story. Indeed no services are infinitely scalable from their inception, neither does any company have infinite manpower. We’ll take a look at various lessons learned through our experience at LinkedIn. The talk will present some of our experiences from scaling backend infrastructures, developing machine learned models for various relevance problems and the consequences of having a rapidly growing organization. At the core, a picture of Data Integrity and Experimentations will develop as key success fact

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Igor Perisic

Igor Perisic is currently VP of Engineering, Data and Analytics, at LinkedIn where he built and manages a team of engineers working in the areas of Search, Real Time Social Graph Engine, Relevance and Relevance Infrastructure. His team is involved in all areas of LinkedIn where Personalization and ML technologies can better the user experience, including products such as People You May Know and the recently deployed Sponsored Updates. A firm... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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