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Thursday, October 18 • 10:30am - 11:10am
How Does the USA Today Network Provide Its Readers With Meaningful Content?

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The 110 million monthly consumers of the USA Today Network's 109 sites and mobile apps not only expect a certain level of freshness to their content, but a sense for what the community as a whole is consuming. While some of these problems can be solved with algorithms such as collaborative filtering, the short shelf life of news can sometimes yield less than desirable results. Whether it is the My Topics subscriptions, the content backfill problem, or a slew of other discovery problems, the USA Today Network leverages Solr to solve most of them.

In this presentation, we will go over how the USA Today Network is efficiently serving its users with content that is both fresh, popular, and relevant to the community through smarter content backfill and the My Topics feature.

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Devansh Dhutia

Development Manager, USA Today Network
Devansh is a Dev. Manager at the USA Today Network on the Platform Engineering team. He has been actively involved in improving content discovery both within the network as well as syndication with external vendors. When Devansh isn't working or spending quality time with his family... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:10am EDT
Salon 6&7