'Nic Long is Tech Lead for the Discussion (user commenting) team at the Guardian, where he has been working for the last couple of years. He loves building scalable APIs in functional languages - in particular Scala and Clojure. He is passionate about developing new ways of journalism on the web and other technology platforms.
Talks I've Given
Detecting antisocial comments: an adventure in machine learning at theguardian.com - Intermediate
Featuring Thomas Kaliakos and Nicolas Long
How do you detect antisocial behaviour in online communities? This is a very real problem for the Guardian as we have tens-of-thousands of comments a day. During this talk, you will learn how, as a small team of non-data-scientists, Nicolas and team used Apache Spark running on Amazon’s Elastic...guardian classification community media scalax scala machine-learning Spark
Lightning Talks 4
Featuring Rafal Gancarz, Sofia Cole, Nicolas Long and Marconi Lanna
This session will consist of four 15-minute talks by Marconi Lanna, Sofia Cole, Rafal Gancarz, and Nicolas Long, where the following topics will be covered; declarative monad option idiomatic-scala scala clojure typesfunctional-programming scala
Lessons from Clojure
Featuring Nicolas Long
Some lessons from the Clojure community on simplicity, the power of raw data, and a functional subset of Scala modelled on Clojure. The aim is to borrow some of the better ideas from Clojure-land, and also explore the idea that while types are great, there are far more important things that we...types clojure scala
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