Collaborative Filtering, Explained
In October 2006, a little-known American entertainment company called Netflix announced the Netflix Prize, a competition offering US$1,000,000 to any member of the public who could improve the performance of Netflix's recommender system by at least 10%.
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There used to be a lot more going on here. You've basically caught me in the midst of moving a couple things around. I wasn't really expecting guests.
I guess I could tell you a little bit about myself.
I grew up in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, went to college in Columbus and moved to Chicago right after.
I currently live in San Francisco.
I try to have something different to say about the subjects I write about, which might be why I don't publish all that often. I think good writing takes time, and sometimes you have to live through things to be able to write about them. But I also think good writing takes practice, which is why this space exists.
Real links, but badly in need of context and annotation.
- 🕵️ Detective, Elephant Investigations
- 📊 Growth-Hacker-in-Residence, MaGIC
- 🌏 Digital Nomad/Vagabond, South East Asia
- 💡 Put on pants both legs at a time
- 🚀 Send Snapchats from Mars
You can reach me multiple ways, the fastest of which would be to send something to my Snapchat (actually don't do this it turns out I'm really bad at accepting friend requests from strangers). But you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you're into that kind of thing.