Product Design Articles

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    Rebuilding messaging: How we bootstrapped our platform

    July 21, 2020

    Co-authors: Pradhan Cadabam and Jingxuan (Rex) Zhang Messaging has been a core part of Linkedin since the day we launched and our system behind it has evolved tremendously over the past 17 years. However, the architecture of our messaging backend largely remained unchanged until a recent ground-up overhaul. In the second part of our “Rebuilding messaging” series...

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    A closer look at the AI behind course recommendations on LinkedIn Learning, Part 2

    July 1, 2020

    Co-authors: Sneha Chaudhari, Mahesh Joshi, and Gungor Polatkan In part 1 of this series, we shared a high-level overview of our course recommendation engine for LinkedIn Learning. First, we provided details on the offline and online components of the system design. Later on, we discussed the three main components of the recommendation engine that are key for...

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    Building LinkedIn Talent Insights to democratize data-driven decision making

    June 29, 2020

    Co-authors: Timothy Santos and Jeremy Lwanga LinkedIn is a mission-driven organization, and we take our mission of “connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful” very seriously. One way we’ve worked toward this goal is through LinkedIn Talent Insights, which first launched in 2018. This is a tool that helps organizations...

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    A closer look at the AI behind course recommendations on...

    June 17, 2020

    Co-authors: Sneha Chaudhari, Mahesh Joshi, and Gungor Polatkan LinkedIn Learning is a platform where LinkedIn members have the...

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    Rebuilding messaging: How we designed our new system

    June 15, 2020

    Co-authors: Tyler Grant, Armen Hamstra, Cliff Snyder Over the last five years, the number of messages sent on LinkedIn has quadrupled....

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    Bringing Project Every Member to life: Open sourcing our...

    May 26, 2020

    Co-authors: Guillaume Saint-Jacques, Stuart Ambler Last month on this blog, we introduced how we are building inclusive products...