Reddit is a network of communities where individuals can find experiences built around their interests, hobbies and passions. With more than 330 million monthly active users, Reddit is where people go to discover the conversations they care about the most. In this session, Reddit's Relevance Tech Lead Daniel Ellis will reflect on the history of how Reddit's feed has evolved over the years. He'll then share the company's journey through using both heuristics and machine learning to ultimately create a better experience for its users.
Daniel Ellis is the Tech Lead for the Relevance team at Reddit. In this role, he is responsible for production-side machine learning engineering, and scaling of the feeds and recommendation systems. Ellis brings an expertise in scalable backend development from previous roles at Sauce Labs and 829 Studios.