Entries from June 2011

InSecret: A LinkedIn Hackday Master Tries Something Different

June 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments · General

LinkedIn Hackdays are an awesome opportunity for innovation — learn more about them here. But first check out this unusual entry by Hackday master Dhananjay Ragade, whose previous hacks include the LinkedIn Year in Review: Don’t worry, it’s safe for work. Well, unless you work for Linden Lab.

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It Just Works

June 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · General

Given that I work for the world’s largest professional network, I take work very personally. I’m also deeply involved in LinkedIn’s hiring process, which gives me opportunities to see how people make career decisions. I thought I’d share my own perspective here. For me there are three things that matter to me about my work: […]

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Foo for Thought

June 18th, 2011 · 23 Comments · General

Last weekend I had the extraordinary privilege to attend Foo Camp, an annual gathering of about 250 Friends Of O’Reilly (aka Foo). Tim O’Reilly, Sara Winge, and their colleagues have amazing friends, as you can see if you scan this unofficial list of attendees working on big data, open government, computer security, and more generally […]

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Christos Faloutsos: Mining Billion-Node Graphs

June 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

As promised, here is a video of CMU professor Christos Faloutsos‘s recent tech talk at LinkedIn on “Mining Billion-Node Graphs“. Enjoy! And check out our next week’s open tech talk by Sreenivas Gollapudi of Microsoft Research on “A Framework for Result Diversification in Search“. ps. If you like these topics, then please talk to me […]

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Winning the War for Software Engineering Talent

June 5th, 2011 · 10 Comments · General

The war for talent. It’s the latest metaphor for the challenge that tech companies face as excitement is building in Silicon Valley again. Well, not really — McKinsey coined the phrase in 1997 and used it as the title of a book published four years later. But anyone who has been trying to hire great […]

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