Here are our events this week:
The Hut Group <https://www.facebook.com/events/1536406883278781/>
Real World Lessons from building a search engine for e-commerce
Wednesday 7pm - Lecture Theatre A
How do you help your customers find products that they want to buy? How
do you build a search engine that handles several thousand queries per
minute, in multiple languages, over a heavily diversified product set
that includes DVDs, dietary supplements, clothing, makeup and more? This
talk covers the real-world challenges we faced in building such a search
engine and how we solved them with insights from software engineering,
information retrieval and natural language processing.
We will also announce the launch details of highly anticipated 2014/2015
Computer Science Challenge, following on from our very successful
2013/2014 recommendation challenge http://www.thehutchallenge.com/
to university students across the UK/Europe, the challenge carries a 1st
prize of £5000 and offers of highly paid graduate technology jobs and
**(Pizza /drinks provided!)*
Dhruv Kumar joined THG in Jan 2014 and has worked on the in-house search
system since then. Before joining THG , he has worked for HP Autonomy as
a software developer and as a researcher assistant at the Computer
Vision Group of the University of Reading. Dhruv holds an MPhil in
Computer Science from Cambridge and a BEng from the University of Reading.
Shaun Hall joined THG ’s Growth & Innovation team in July 2013 and has
spent most of his time working on our search and browse algorithms.
Prior to this, he worked on an algorithmic trading platform at an
Investment Bank. Shaun graduated with a first class degree in Computer
Science from the University of Cambridge in 2011.
Geek Night 4
<https://www.facebook.com/events/343510472507055/>Video games +
Saturday 7pm - Undergraduate Social Area
No description is really necessary..
President - Oxford University Computer Society