Topic: linkedin

LinkedIn announces the open sourcing of Feathr

LinkedIn has announced that the most used, core aspects of Feathr, its feature store for productive machine learning (ML), are being open sourced.  Feathr works to address the problem of overburdening teams with the increasing costs of maintaining their feature preparation pipelines.  Feathr works as an abstraction layer that provides users with a common feature … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: FastTreeSHAP

FastTreeSHAP is a Python package that enables the efficient interpretation of tree-based machine learning models by computing sample-level feature importance values.2 The project was recently open-sourced by LinkedIn and was used at the company to improve member experience in products such as People You May Know (PYMK), newsfeed ranking, search, and job recommendations, as well … continue reading

Microsoft unveils next steps of its global skills initiative

Microsoft’s next step in its global skills initiative is to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021 together with LinkedIn.  The company launched its global skills initiative last summer and has since helped over 30 million people learn new digital skills.  “A new generation of 21st century infrastructure calls for new investments that … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Smart Argument Suites

Earlier this week LinkedIn announced the open sourcing of Smart Argument Suite, a new Python tool designed to help users pass arguments through the command line interface and consume them in a “human-friendly” way. According to the company, while there are plenty of open source projects that offer CLI argument parsing, they don’t deal with … continue reading

The LinkedIn Fairness Toolkit launched to measure fairness in large-scale AI apps

LinkedIn wants to address bias in large-scale AI apps. The company introduced the LinkedIn Fairness Toolkit (LiFT) and shared the methodology it developed to detect and monitor bias in AI-driven products.  LiFT is a Scala/Spark library that enables the measurement of fairness, according to a multitude of fairness definitions, in large-scale machine learning workflows. It … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft and LinkedIn launch new initiative to reskill workers, Compuware announces new features to automate shift-left testing, Git client Tower 5 for Mac

Microsoft and LinkedIn have launched an initiative to bring digital skills to 25 million people by the end of year.  The initiative will focus on the use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them. It will provide free access to learning paths and content, as well as low-cost certifications.  … continue reading

SD Times open source project of the week: TonY

Unsatisfied with the available solutions for connecting the analytics-generating power of their TensorFlow machine learning implementations with the scalable data computation and storage capabilities of their Apache Hadoop clusters, developers at LinkedIn decided that they’d take matters into their own hands with the development of this week’s highlighted project, TonY. “TonY stands for TensorFlow on … continue reading

LinkedIn releases new data for finding and recruiting machine learning talent

As artificial intelligence becomes more popular, skills like machine learning and deep learning are becoming more in demand. New data released from LinkedIn shows job recruiters are fighting to find machine learning talent. “Machine learning is one of the most in-demand skills. It can feel like everyone’s competing for the same small talent pool, especially … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CSS Blocks from LinkedIn

When the web developers at LinkedIn were considering the site’s presence in markets with more limited bandwidth allowances, they realized every bit of data used counted. While there are plenty of factors to site performance, senior staff engineer Chris Eppstein and his team focused on streamlining CSS stylesheets, resulting in this week’s highlighted GitHub project, … continue reading

LinkedIn: Machine learning jobs are on the rise

Machine learning engineers, data scientists, and Big Data engineers are among the top emerging jobs in technology. This is based off of a recently released report from LinkedIn. As technology changes and expands, employment trends change with it. As a result, the skills that are important to have to be successful in the workforce are … continue reading

LinkedIn open sources website troubleshooting tools

LinkedIn announced the open-sourcing of two tools for investigating broken hosts and services, among other website navigation issues. Fossor (Latin for gravedigger) is a Python tool and library that automates multiple investigative checks in parallel, while Ascii Etch, another Python library, outputs information gleaned from Fossor in ascii-character graphs. “If you’re the oncall engineer when … continue reading

LinkedIn open sources Kafka Cruise Control

Although Apache Kafka is widely adopted, there are still operational challenges that teams run into when they try to run Kafka at scale. In order to restore balance to Kafka clusters, LinkedIn open sourced and developed Cruise Control, its general-purpose system that continuously monitors clusters and automatically adjusts the resources needed to meet pre-defined performance … continue reading

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