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Finding the Perfect 10: How We Developed the Foursquare Venue Rating System

Looking for a great cheeseburger near you? Or want to learn how we provide information like that for our users? Foursquare City Guide calculates and displays venue ratings on a ten-point scale in order to provide our users with first-hand information about the best places nearby. In this post, we’ll […]

Machine Learning for a Secure, Available, and Performant Infrastructure

This blog post summarizes a Dreamforce 2017 session that was delivered on Tuesday, November 7. To watch that session, check out this recording! On day 2 of Dreamforce 2017, a trio of experts explained how machine learning (ML) is being used to uphold the #1 value at Salesforce: Trust. Attendees […]

Building The Analytics Team At Wish Part 3— Scaling Data Analysis

The data infrastructure is only as useful as the people using it. In this section, we’ll talk about how to build an equally strong analyst team. Setting a Vision for the Team Analysts have the greatest potential when they maximize their ownership In the beginning, all we had time for on the […]

How Udacity Students Build Path Planners for Highway Driving

Many students describe the Path Planning Project as the most challenging project in the entire  today! How Udacity Students Build Path Planners for Highway Driving was originally published in Udacity Inc on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Please follow and like […]

Stopping fraudsters by changing products

Lyft’s whole app experience is geared towards getting new users from the App Store or the Play Store to their first ride as quickly as possible. This streamlined process is great for our users, but presents an ever-present problem — how do we prevent bad actors from abusing our lightweight onboarding process? […]