April's meetup will feature on Collaborative Filtering at scale, and Algorithms on Hadoop at Last.fm. In this talk, Sean Owen goes though an introduction to the Mahout project and how it achieves collaborative filtering at scale.
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Collaborative Filtering at Scale
Sean is Director of Data Science at Cloudera in London. Before Cloudera, he founded Myrrix Ltd (now, the Oryx project) to commercialize large-scale real-time recommender systems on Apache Hadoop. He is an Apache Spark committer and co-authored Advanced Analytics on Spark. He was a committer and VP for Apache Mahout, and co-author of Mahout in Action. Previously, Sean was a senior engineer at Google.