July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

Bootstrapping a recommendation engine

Max De Marzi (NeoTechnology)
4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Solve E145
Tags: Java
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 7 ratings)
Slides:   1-BIN    external link

Prerequisite Knowledge

A little Java would help.


  • Architecture of recommendation engines
  • The basics of recommendations
  • Real time vs pre-computed
  • Building a simple recommendation engine
  • Dealing with real-world complexity in recommendations
  • Blacklisting recommendations
  • Building a more involved recommendation engine
  • Mixing recommendations
  • Measuring recommendation effectiveness
  • Recommendations as a search replacement
  • The future of recommendations
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Max De Marzi


Max De Marzi is a graph database enthusiast. He built the Neography Ruby Gem, a rest API wrapper to the Neo4j Graph Database. He is addicted to graphs, loves a challenge, and finding pragmatic solutions. Max blogs and makes example projects with graph databases.

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Josh Smith
07/27/2015 4:49am PDT

Slideshare worked great. Thanks

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Max De Marzi
07/27/2015 4:47am PDT

Try the slides on slideshare if you have issues => http://www.slideshare.net/maxdemarzi/bootstrapping-recommendations-oscon-2015

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Josh Smith
07/27/2015 4:18am PDT

I am trying to download the slides, but I end up with unusable .iwa files? Can you re-attach the slides in a way that we can use them? Or am I missing soimething on how to make keynote (or powerpoint) open the slides.