• Monitoring the Pulse of LinkedIn

    November 30, 2015

    Picture this: an engineer sits in front of a computer. Multiple terminal windows are open, actively monitoring a recent deployment. One window prints system stats in a continuous loop. Another runs a command that scans application logs for new exceptions. To the side, a large monitor displays a full page of graphs. The engineer, with eyes glued to the screens, is thinking…“there has to be a better way”. In the medical world, an EKG test detects heart problems by measuring its...

  • The LinkedIn Data Center Services team breaking ground on our new facility in Hillsboro, OR with the help of the Infomart team and the Mayor of Hillsboro.

    Introducing LinkedIn’s West Coast Data Center

    November 23, 2015

    In the last twelve months LinkedIn’s storage and processing needs have grown by 34 percent. That’s massive. And that growth is on top of the 29 megawatts of capacity in our current data centers worldwide – 26 megawatts are domestic and the other three international. We are also working to deploy applications on the nearly 6,500 servers in our Singapore data center before it goes live in early 2016. The Production Engineering Operations (PEO) team has to work to stay ahead of this...

  • Feed - Figure 1

    Making Your Feed More Relevant – Part I

    November 17, 2015

    The LinkedIn feed is the sorted list of updates displayed to our members when they log in to Linkedin.com or use the mobile app. Feed relevance is the task of evaluating the appropriateness of updates to different members, and more generally, ranking the updates in a personalized feed format. The goals of the feed are to help our members stay connected to their professional world, stay informed, and establish their brands.   The task of evaluating relevance and ranking updates is...

  • Higher Ed video

    Video: Higher Ed Team Seeks to Predict Collegiate Futures

    November 13, 2015

    LinkedIn leverages professional and educational data from our more than 400 million members to create Student Decision tools that can help students make...

  • XLNT Team

    Are the Best Decisions Instinctual, or Data-Driven?

    November 12, 2015

    How do you develop products? Do you blindly trust your instinct, or do you hide behind a mountain of data to make decisions? Sure, these are two extremes,...

  • Cutting Code Complexity, Why the Code Doesn't Matter, and Other Must Reads

    November 12, 2015

    The beauty of the LinkedIn’s Pulse platform is that it gives professionals a way to share their personal opinions about topical professional news and...