This talk was prepared for the November 2013 DataPhilly Meetup: Data in Practice ( http://www.meetup.com/DataPhilly/events/149515412/ )
Map Reduce: Beyond Word Count by Jeff Patti
Have you ever wondered what map reduce can be used for beyond the word count example you see in all the introductory articles about map reduce? Using Python and mrjob, this talk will cover a few simple map reduce algorithms that in part power Monetate's information pipeline
Bio: Jeff Patti is a backend engineer at Monetate with a passion for algorithms, big data, and long walks on the beach. Prior to working at Monetate he performed software R&D for Lockheed Martin, where he worked on projects ranging from social network analysis to robotics.