Thursday, May 22, 2008

2. Garrett Camp on StumbleUpon: A Web Discovery System

PARC Forum
Thursday, November 29, 2007
4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto Research Center

TITLE: StumbleUpon: A Web Discovery System

SPEAKER: Garrett Camp, Founder & Chief Product Officer

ABSTRACT: StumbleUpon is a web content discovery service with 4 million members. It uses a personalized recommendation engine and toolbar interface to suggest topically relevant web content, such as websites, photos, or videos recommended by friends or like-minded people. This lets users ("stumblers") discover great content that they wouldn't think to search for, and provides a unique platform for distributing web media. This talk will go though StumbleUpon's approach to online discovery and the history of its development.

Garrett Camp, Founder & Chief Product Officer.
Garrett is responsible for StumbleUpon's product design and strategy. He has guided StumbleUpon's design and development since 2001, from inception to over 3.9M members. Garrett completed his Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he researched collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms and information retrieval. He is also a 2007 recipient of MIT Technology Review's TR35 award.


This is the second in a special forum series on Going Beyond Web 2.0:

December 6 -- Charlene Li, Forrester Research

December 13 -- Guy Kawasaki, Truemors, Garage Ventures

January 10 -- Bernardo Huberman, HP Labs

January 17 -- Chris Anderson, The Long Tail

January 31 -- Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg, IBM Many Eyes

February 7 -- Premal Shah,

February 21 -- Andrew Mc Afee, Harvard Business School





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