No Software Engineers? Sorry, Exactly the Opposite

Jeff Palmucci posted November 8, 2015
This post originally appeared as part of an internal email thread at TripAdvisor. If you do not enjoy ranting on the internet (and if you say you don’t, you are not kidding anyone), please read no further. <rant> So last Friday, Ian Bogost’s post on software engineering appeared on TripAdvisor’s internal humor mailing list, “catbert”. In it, he shares his opinion that software engineers aren’t really engineers proper, because of…
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Using Apache Spark for Massively Parallel NLP

Jeff Palmucci posted July 17, 2015
Here at TripAdvisor we have a lot of reviews, several hundred million according to the last announcement. I work with machine learning, and one thing we love in machine learning is putting lots of data to use. I've been working on an interesting problem lately and I'd like to tell you about it. In this post, I'll set up the problem and the underlying technology that makes it possible. I'll get…
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