Val Markovic

Posts by Val Markovic

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    Making LinkedIn's Organic Feed Handle Peak Traffic

    May 17, 2018

    LinkedIn has recently experienced issues with handling peak load in FollowFeed, our custom timeline service that powers the organic updates members see in their activity feed. Examples of organic updates are text/article/image shares from members you are connected to, updates about comments or likes from your connections etc. In other words, the interactions...

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    Getting to Know Nikolai Avteniev

    August 18, 2017

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the company. They are the ones who create, build, and maintain our platform, tools, and features—as well as write posts for this blog. In this series, we feature some of the people and personalities that make...

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    Building the Activity Graph, Part I

    June 12, 2017

    Co-authors: Val Markovic and Vivek Nelamangala   Serving a feed of relevant, personalized content to 500 million members is a massive undertaking. Accordingly, our feed infrastructure is constantly evolving to take advantage of new relevance models, new features, and more efficient ways of scaling our infrastructure. In this post, we describe the Activity Graph,...

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    BayLearn 2016 Brings Machine Learning Researchers, Industry...

    October 3, 2016

    This Thursday, LinkedIn’s Sunnyvale office has the privilege of hosting BayLearn 2016, an annual gathering of machine learning...

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    LinkedIn Researchers Present New Findings at KDD2016

    August 15, 2016

    This week, researchers and scientists in areas like machine learning, data mining, and analytics are meeting in San Francisco for the...