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Posts for March 2013

March Events at Yelp

Yelp’s weekly “Learning Group” is one of our favorite engineering events. People come for the free food but stay for the hour-long presentation, usually given by a fellow engineer. Past topics, both technical and non-technical, have included everything from cinematography to typography to steganography, and the presentations are lovingly put together.  Since we’ve found these presentations fascinating we’ve decided to share them! This first one is a Learning Group about learning Chinese, by Mark W. He’s spent several years learning to speak Chinese, and in this presentation he introduces the Chinese language along with some tools and techniques for mastering...

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mrjob Sprint at Pycon 2013!

Sudarshan G., Yelp’s current leading engineer behind mrjob, writes this week about an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of our most popular open source libraries: mrjob. We are happy to announce that we are running a mrjob sprint at Pycon 2013. mrjob is an open source Python framework for running Python scripts to process large amounts of data either on your own Hadoop cluster or in AWS using EMR. The mrjob sprint is targeted at both developers who are familiar with mrjob as well as new users who want to come up to speed on it. The sprints are...

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