Product Design Articles

  • pensieve-an-embedding-feature-platform

    Pensieve: An embedding feature platform

    October 14, 2020

    Co-authors: Benjamin Le, Daniel Gmach, Aman Grover, Roshan Lal, Jerry Lin, Austin Lu, Qingyun Wan, and Leighton Zhang Feature engineering is foundational for building artificial intelligence (AI) that powers products at LinkedIn. Recently, “representation learning” or “feature learning” has started replacing manually engineered features, as they provide...

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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...

    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...

  • building-linkedin-talent-insights-to-democratize-data-driven-decision-making

    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...