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When I first heard about the following event I knew it was going to be a big one… MinneAnalytics teamed up with the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative at the University of Minnesota to host DATE NIGHT! -- How Data Science Leads to “I do.”

Christian Rudder cofounder and CEO of OKCupid, Chris McKinlay How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love, MinneAnalytics, The University of Minnesota Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative 

Panelists were Christian Rudder (@christianrudder) , cofounder and CEO of OKCupid, and Chris McKinlay (@cem3394).

Chris is the guy who while working on his dissertation, reverse-engineered OKCupid’s algorithms in order to match with more potential dates. And met the woman who would become his fiance.

Seriously.

Here is an article in Wired magazine How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love.

A range of topics were covered from how to do as many dates as Chris did, to the acceptance of online dating, to creating optimal profiles.

It’s not often a “Big Data” event is as funny or has as many “one liners” as this one did.


HomeSpotter News

A couple of news items from today.

The first is an addition to the team… from the HomeSpotter blog: Ohan Antebian Joins HomeSpotter as the Vice President of Industry Relations. This is a key hire for the team and to have someone dedicated to this role is huge for the team.

The second is our CTO Mark Leverentz (@markwritescode) is featured in this Inman News article, Mark Leverentz: ‘I’d like to reduce fear surrounding technology’s impact on real estate’ (may require subscription)

Mark does some Q&A on writing code and technology in the real estate industry.

Mark Leverantz, HomeSpotter CTO

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Minnesota Jobs

Michelle Super @HR_Solutions_MN - Smyth Companies is seeking an experienced HR professional to join their team! https://lnkd.in/enhpYqe

H.B. Fuller Careers @HBFullerCareers - Applications Engineer Global Electronics - (VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minnesota): Tracking Code 2086 Job Descripti... http://bit.ly/18K1041

Eagle Creek @EagleCrk - Job Opportunity: Java Lead. Are you a fit? in Eden Prairie, MN http://bull.hn/l/2BPHK/48 #job

Jill (Kelly) Turck @jkturck - Jobs @MayoClinic! Unit Technician Job (Mankato, MN, US): Job Posting Number: 45542BRJob Po... http://mayocl.in/16kdWwK #RNjobs #nursejobs

SleepNumberJobs @SleepNumberJobs - Application and System Integration Test Engineer - (Plymouth, Minnesota) http://dlvr.it/8KMxrw

Dawn Thompson @ITMinnesotaJobs - #Hiring - Manager - Problem Management Job (Richfield, MN, US) http://bit.ly/1tZVxQ0 #ITjobs

 

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