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Retiring a Great Interview Problem

Interviewing software engineers is hard. Jeff Atwood bemoans how difficult it is to find candidates who can write code. The tech press sporadically publishes “best” interview questions that make me cringe — though I love the IKEA question. Startups like Codility and Interview Street see this challenge as an opportunity, offering hiring managers the prospect of outsourcing their coding […] → Read More: Retiring a Great Interview Problem

Retiring a Great Interview Problem

Interviewing software engineers is hard. Jeff Atwood bemoans how difficult it is to find candidates who can write code. The tech press sporadically publishes “best” interview questions that make me cringe — though I love the IKEA question. Startups like Codility and Interview Street see this challenge as an opportunity, offering hiring managers the prospect of outsourcing their coding […] → Read More: Retiring a Great Interview Problem

CFP: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Special Issue On Social Media Processing and Semantic Modeling

Automatic image/video annotation is still imperfect and error-prone due to the semantic gap. As a result, collaborative image/video tagging (such as Flickr and Youtube) has become very popular for people to share, tag and search images/videos. With the… → Read More: CFP: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Special Issue On Social Media Processing and Semantic Modeling

7th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON PATTERN RECOGNITION (ISSPR) 4-9 SEPTEMBER 2011, Plymouth, UK

http://www.patternrecognitionschool.com <http://pro.expressemail.in/link.php?M=1048308&N=3623&L=708&F=H> Registration deadline: 10th August, 2011 It is a pleasure to announce the Call for Participation to the 7th International Summer… → Read More: 7th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON PATTERN RECOGNITION (ISSPR) 4-9 SEPTEMBER 2011, Plymouth, UK

Dealing with censorship and other nonsense

The discussion on my previous post has raised some interesting and valid points regarding holding conferences in countries like China that block some (or all) internet traffic. Given that the conference has an audience that extends beyond the location of the conference, how can this audience be served in the presence of country-sponsored firewalls? Specifically, [...] → Read More: Dealing with censorship and other nonsense

Online Discount Vouchers – Letter-Writing Tool

Following up on my recent article about consumer protection problems in discount voucher sales, I’ve posted a letter-writing tool to help consumers resolve their voucher problems. From expiration to cashback to day-of-week, time-of-day, and unexpected… → Read More: Online Discount Vouchers – Letter-Writing Tool

Online Discount Vouchers – Letter-Writing Tool

Following up on my recent article about consumer protection problems in discount voucher sales, I’ve posted a letter-writing tool to help consumers resolve their voucher problems. From expiration to cashback to day-of-week, time-of-day, and unexpected… → Read More: Online Discount Vouchers – Letter-Writing Tool

SIGIR 2011 Highlight: “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind”

A “highlights” post is meant to call attention to a paper which grabbed our attention and we think is worth your time.  This paper, “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: On the Effect of Social and Physical Detachment on Information Need” by Elad Yom-Tov and Fernando Diaz won an honorable mention last week at […] → Read More: SIGIR 2011 Highlight: “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind”

SIGIR 2011 Highlight: “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind”

A “highlights” post is meant to call attention to a paper which grabbed our attention and we think is worth your time.  This paper, “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: On the Effect of Social and Physical Detachment on Information Need” by Elad Yom-Tov and Fernando Diaz won an honorable mention last week at […] → Read More: SIGIR 2011 Highlight: “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind”

SIGIR 2011 Highlight: “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind”

A “highlights” post is meant to call attention to a paper which grabbed our attention and we think is worth your time.  This paper, “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: On the Effect of Social and Physical Detachment on Information Need” by Elad Yom-Tov and Fernando Diaz won an honorable mention last week at […] → Read More: SIGIR 2011 Highlight: “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind”