March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

Graphs, Edges & Nodes: Untangling the Social Web

Facebook can figure out people that you might already know, Digg can recommend article submissions that you might like, and LastFM suggests music based on your current listening habits. We’ll take a look at the basic theory behind how some of these features work (no computer science degree required!), and show how you can implement them in storage engines such as Redis, Cassandra & even MySQL, as well as go over the advantages and disadvantages of each implementation.

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Joël Perras

Fictive Kin

Hi! My name is Joël, and I'm an ex-physicist turned web developer. Life is weird like that.

My days are spent building infrastructure and applications with the rest of the fine folk at Fictive Kin, and trying to lift heavy weights over my head on a regular basis. I've authored a book on application development in Python, Flask Blueprints, and blog about math and computer science at

If you can program it, then I want to know more about it.

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