Out in the Open: Build Your Own Netflix-Style Suggestion Machine for Free
Netflix has spent years building and improving its recommendation engine, and even sponsored a $1 million contest to improve its algorithm. But now anyone can download and tinker with this kind of software, thanks to a new open source project.
When streaming video company Shelby.tv built a new app for discovering online video last year, it decided to outsource the job to a company called Mortar Data, a New York-based company that builds and hosts custom big data applications. “We wanted to build fast,” says Shelby.tv CEO Reece Pacheco. “We were impressed with the product and the team [Mortar Data] had built.”
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Finally finished and delivered Brian’s crimmis gift last week. He was surprised and ever-so pleased.
Pattern: Alien Autopsy by Emily Stoneking
Yarn: Stashbusting bits and scraps
Needle: 3.25mm/US 3
Extras: Dissection tray with a wax base and steel T-pins for mounting
I’m so making this for someone next Christmas.