After the close of the 5th Annual Machine Learning Symposium on Friday, October 22, there was a series of short talks on machine learning problems encountered in the NYC startup community. Local startups foursquare.com, drop.io, etsy.com, and bit.ly discussed examples of real-world, data-intensive challenges that they currently face, as well as job opportunities at NYC startups. This event was co-organized by Science Alliance and hackNY.org with the support of friends including IA Ventures and AOL Ventures.
Bit.ly: Hilary Mason, Lead Scientist and Todd Levy, Director of Engineering and Product
Etsy: Kellan Elliot-McCray, VP of Engineering
Foursquare: Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder
Drop.io: Jacob Robbins, Head of Software Development and Matthew Rathbone