Tools and methods are killing your products
Over the years the software development community developed and adopted a multitude of tools and methods that helps us create amazing products. But a smooth development process or a shiny stack of technology and tools do not guarantee a successful product. Let’s not get wrapped up with our professional process and primarily focus on the end result. In this talk I will share five common symptoms of development teams gone astray and how to cure them: The Scrum Pendulum, the Swamp of Continuous Delivery, Jira’s Hammer, the Prototype Mirage and the The Creativity Blur.
Building your first recommender
You see all these websites with recommendations for things to buy or watch. During this talk Jettro walks you through all the steps to create yourself a recommender. Getting data for your recommendations from user events. Handling and enriching these user events before storing them ready to be used by the recommender. Creating a recommendation using concepts like (non) personalised recommendations, cold users, cold products and similarity algorithms L1/L2-Norm, Cosine, Pearson, k-means clustering. After this presentation you know what you need to do to get recommendations on your website.