An algorithm that optimizes for avoiding ennui (Ep. 416)
We chat with Guillaume Clement, Chief Operating Officer of the video platform Daily Motion, about the journey from program director, to VP of Engineering, to CTO, and finally, COO. Clement also reveals some hard truths about the recommendation engines that guide our consumption of digital content and Daily Motion’s plans to build a system optimized for user’s health, not their watch time.
You can learn more about Clement’s career at his LinkedIn and on Twitter for anyone who speaks French.
You can learn more about Daily Motion here and check out the roles they are hiring for here.
You can find Cassidy Williams on Twitter and at her website.
You can find Ceora Ford on Twitter and her website.
Our Lifeboat badge winner of the week is Swati Kiran, who helped solve an error causing permission problems in an angular app.algorithims, engineering leadership, personalization, recommendation engines, the stack overflow podcast
Liked the vibe, but the title was misleading. About 1 min of the video was dedicated to the title’s topic… At least that’s what it felt like. The rest was about dailymotion’s work structure and their team-work ethics. Maybe I am wrong? That is what it felt like though.
This blog does have some cool topics, I am warming up to the idea of following it more closely – but this episode was a bit of a letdown because I felt misguided.
Sorry about that Bruno – the conversation about optimizing for users experience and health was at the end, but I felt it was the most interesting bit, so I used it for the title.
Glad you’re warming up to our content, and thanks for the feedback, we’ll use it to improve in the future.