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How to Run a Remote Unconference

For three days in June, 238 people from Meltwater Product and Engineering organized and participated in our first remote unconference. The event featured 118 sessions focused on sharing knowledge, training, and problem solving. The event received an overwhelmingly positive response from the people that attended.

In this blog post we take a look at how we facilitated this event, which tools we used, and why we have already started planning our next one!

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Improving Record Linking for our Knowledge Graph (Part 2)

Meltwater recently released a new product feature called Signals, which helps our customers to identify business-critical events.

In a previous post we introduced the concept of record linking, and presented our first approach for merging information from multiple sources for our Knowledge Graph.

In this second post, we share how we improved those initial models based on user feedback and analysis of learning features, and also present formal evaluation metrics.

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The Record Linking Pipeline for our Knowledge Graph (Part 1)

Meltwater recently released a new product feature called Signals, which helps our customers to identify business-critical events. One of the technical systems powering these Signals is a custom-built Knowledge Graph.

In this post we explain how we created a record linking service that utilizes machine learning and big data tactics to cluster millions of related entities from various sources with high accuracy for our Knowledge Graph.

As we are going pretty deep into the material, this post is intended for software engineers with an interest in data science or data engineering.

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Let's Talk about Feelings!

The Meltwater Engineering teams have always been doing a lot of remote collaboration, due to the distributed nature of our company. Still, we have to get used to the work-from-home situation where we cannot even meet the colleagues in our own offices.

In this post Niall Burkley from our middleware team shares a simple standup routine to remind us that “we’re all people” after all. This can support your growth as a remote team.

You find more articles like these on Niall’s blog niallburkley.com.