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Posts for April 2013

Event Listing Classifier: an Intern Story

What projects do interns work on? What are some of the machine learning algorithms we use to solve real world problems? Do interns work in teams solving critical problems, or just do small research tasks? These are some of the questions I frequently get when talking with candidates, so I invited Shengwei L., former intern and now full-time employee, to talk about one of his projects. As you can see, interns at Yelp get to apply the principles they learned in school to make Yelp better for millions of people. They sit alongside full-time members and take responsibility for projects...

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April Events at Yelp!

Last Tuesday, we stepped out of our technical meetup norm and hosted an event group whose mission is to improve the lives of women around the world. Spark is an organization comprised of a network of young philanthropic entrepreneurs. Their members offer pro bono services to up-and-coming women’s organizations. Spark works on a global level to reach out to the next generation’s leaders and offers mentorship opportunities to young women. We love what they are doing and are happy to announce that we’ll be hosting them again next month! Come visit us on May 15th for a movie screening of...

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