Recommendation Engines: Going Beyond the Social Graph

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Do your 500 "friends" on social networks really know what you will like? How many of your friends' shared links that you click each day are interesting to you? The social graph brings trust and meaning to the web, but often creates information overload from over-sharing. And because real-time updates and feeds emphasize recency over relevance, rare gems often fall through the cracks. This talk will discuss the issues and considerations when designing a personalized discovery engine, one that combines the social, peer and taste graphs to produce relevant, peer-sourced recommendations and serendipitous discovery of new online content. StumbleUpon CEO Garrett Camp will go over the concepts and mechanisms behind such recommendation systems, and highlight findings from analysis of StumbleUpon's database of over 15 billion personalized stumbles.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Hunter Walk

product guy: me make stuff. sometimes me make good stuff (youtube, google, second life). Sometimes me make mess! bio from Twitter

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Tom Conrad

Music, Tech, TV, @kate8. CTO/EVP Product at Pandora. bio from Twitter

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Liz Gannes

My last name rhymes with braaains. bio from Twitter

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Garrett Camp

@StumbleUpon founder/CEO. @uber founder/advisor bio from Twitter

40 attendees

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  • Ben Guthrie
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  • Brian Truax
  • Chris Morton
  • Christina Cacioppo
  • Dan Berger
  • Devon Smith
  • Dustin Mihalik
  • Dustin Dolginow
  • John ousby
  • Garrett
  • Hunter Walk
  • ijbro
  • Jamie Wilkinson
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  • Katy Roth
  • Liz Gannes
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  • Mike Stenhouse
  • Manish Shah
  • Jason Roy
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  • Nick Parish
  • Shion Deysarkar
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  • Tan Lam
  • Tom Conrad
  • Lisa van Gelder
  • techstil
  • Toph Tucker
  • Tyler Bell
  • Jeff Triplett
  • Bora Celik

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  • Tim Heineke
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  • Sebastjan Trepca
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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


TX Ballroom 5-7, Hyatt Regency Austin

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