Product Design Articles

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    Rebuilding messaging: How we built for extensibility

    August 20, 2020

    In the previous blog posts of our “Rebuilding messaging” series, we shared the process of how we designed the system from high-level product and engineering requirements, and how we bootstrapped the data. In this post, we’ll explore why we made extensibility a core aspect of our messaging platform, what that meant for our partner teams, and how we got it done....

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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...

    June 29, 2020

    Co-authors: Timothy Santos and Jeremy Lwanga LinkedIn is a mission-driven organization, and we take our mission of “connecting the...

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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....