February 23–26, 2020
Aikaterini Iliakopoulou

Aikaterini Iliakopoulou
Senior Software Engineer, The New York Times

Katerina Iliakopoulou is a senior software engineer in the Messaging Group at the New York Times, where she maintains the platform that delivers newsroom produced messages, being either a newsletter or a push notification. She’s interested in machine learning, information retrieval, and system design—especially if they’re applied in a news media context. In her three years at the New York Times, she’s led the architectural design of one of the team’s main frameworks for serving recommendations and worked on a variety of projects that facilitate the use of recommendations on the New York Times’s platforms, either by building microservices or collaborating with data scientists to productionalize recommender models.


1:15pm2:05pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom West
Secondary topics:  Case Study
Aikaterini Iliakopoulou (The New York Times)
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The New York Times sends nearly 4 billion emails per year and push notifications to 50 million devices. Recently, the messaging team replatformed the entire service that supports emails and push notifications. Katerina Iliakopoulou shares the journey from retiring the legacy systems used for sending emails and push notifications at the Times to a new, stable, and highly scalable platform. Read more.
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