Dave Himrod

Dave Himrod
Director of Optimization & Analytics, AppNexus


As Director of Optimization and Analytics, Dave Himrod manages a team of
analysts, quants, and engineers devoted to crafting world-class
algorithms. When Dave joined in 2009, he managed AppNexus¹ first account ­
eBay. While building AppNexus’ original optimization algorithm, Dave was heavily
Involved in building out the data-pipeline and defining the data model still in use
today. He has since grown his team to more than 20
people and focuses his time on building a world-class scalable optimization
system. He and his team continue to improve the tools for optimized
pricing and budgeting for the over 27 billion ad impressions our platform sees per day.
Dave has a Bachelor¹s Degree in Computer Science from University of


Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Angelica Pando (AppNexus), Steve Kannan (AppNexus), Dave Himrod (AppNexus)
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We'd like to share our best practices and lessons learned when integrating and scaling Python-based optimization tools with a Hadoop-based data pipeline. In our talk, we'll explore multiple Python-Hadoop integration options, share our evaluation process, and invite an interactive dialogue of lessons learned. Read more.


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