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Wednesday, October 17 • 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Making Reddit Search Relevant and Scalable

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In the past year, we've rebuilt Search at Reddit to be more scalable while improving our relevancy. In this session, we will talk about problems we've faced and  solutions we've implemented to improve the search experience on Reddit for users to easily discover the communities and posts they're looking for. We'll also dive into using user click signals to get the insight into what users are looking for, what is the most engaging areas for our users, and how we increase time-on-site through relevant content discovery. We'll also talk about challenges we've faced in scaling our Solr cluster to the 350M+ users that visit Reddit every month.

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Jerry Bao

Software Engineer, Reddit
Jerry has been working on search for over two years, with expertise in managing and scaling search infrastructure to millions of queries per day. He spends his off-time flying small aircraft and traveling the world.
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Anupama Joshi

Senior Engineering Manager, Reddit
Anupama Manages search @ Reddit from ingestion to results and infra to ranking.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:05pm - 12:45pm EDT
Salon 6&7