Klaas Bosteels

Klaas Bosteels
Lead Data Scientist, Massive Media


Klaas Bosteels is the Lead Data Scientist at Massive Media, the social media company behind Netlog.com and Twoo.com. Before joining Massive Media, he worked on various big data problems as a member of the music information retrieval team at Last.fm. He has contributed code to several open source projects related to data processing and analysis, the largest one being Apache Hadoop, and is the creator of Dumbo, a Python API for writing and running MapReduce applications. He was also the main organizer of a series of Hadoop User Group UK meetups and is a founding member of BigData.be. Klaas has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Ghent University.


Data Science
Location: Room 1-6 Level: Non-technical
Klaas Bosteels (Massive Media)
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When I left Last.fm to join Massive Media, I basically moved from a data science forerunner to a newcomer. I had to evaluate everything I learned and start over completely with a clean slate, which resulted in a pretty clear perspective on how to find good data scientists, what they should be doing, what tools they should be using, and how to organize them to work together efficiently as team. Read more.


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