Recommendation Engines 101

Most of you have experienced the power of data-driven recommendations. Maybe you found a former colleague through LinkedIn’s “People You May Know” feature or you watched a movie because Netflix suggested it to you. In all of these instances, recommendation engines help narrow your choices to those that best meet your particular needs. In all of these instances, the systems that these companies built incorporate algorithms learned from past data.

Join us for Free Code Fridays where Joe Blue, Data Scientist at MapR, will demonstrate live how a real recommendation engine is built using the collaborative filtering algorithm in Apache Mahout and search technology that simplifies deployment of the recommender.