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Foursquare data @ Strata NY 2011 Foursquare data @ Strata NY 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Brooklyn
    San Francisco
    Australia
  • repeatcheckin %
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Explore
  • Engineering
  • Our Stack
  • Massive Intersection Queries
    select * from checkins
    where user in friends
    and venue in nearby
    select * from similarities
    where venue1 in myHistory
    and venue2 in nearby
  • < 100ms
  • Analytics
  • Goals
    Simple Interface
    Scales with our data
    Cheap (free)
    Supports 90% use cases
    Fast
  • Our Internal Dashboard
    EMR
  • The Team
  • The Anatomy of a Data Team
    Analytics (Stats)
    Science (ML)
    Engineering (CS)
    Mix of all of these!
  • Building a Data Team
    It’s hard
    Good references:
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/09/building-data-science-teams.html
    http://mathbabe.org/2011/09/25/why-and-how-to-hire-a-data-scientist-for-your-business/
  • Join us!
    foursquare is hiring
    www.foursquare.com/jobs
    Justin Moore
    @injust
    justin@foursquare.com