Kaitlyn Carter is a Baltimore native in San Francisco. She is a software engineer at Medium where she works on the recommendations team. She’s interested in finding decent seafood in the bay, social justice issues, and reinforcing the idea that words matter.
What are recommendation systems? This talk will address recommender system problems and the main ideas associated with tackling them. To solidify understanding, we’ll illustrate a simple model by implementing one of the most common problems — recommending an item that is “most popular”, step-by-step.