Dave Himrod

Dave Himrod
Director of Optimization & Analytics, AppNexus

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As Director of Optimization and Analytics, Dave Himrod manages a team of analysts, quants, and engineers devoted to crafting world-class algorithms. When Dave joined in 2009, he managed AppNexus┬╣ first account ┬ş eBay. While building AppNexus’ original optimization algorithm, Dave was heavily Involved in building out the data-pipeline and defining the data model still in use today. He has since grown his team to more than 20 people and focuses his time on building a world-class scalable optimization system. He and his team continue to improve the tools for optimized pricing and budgeting for the over 27 billion ad impressions our platform sees per day. Dave has a Bachelor┬╣s Degree in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania.

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Python
Location: D136
Angelica Pando (AppNexus), Steve Kannan (AppNexus), Dave Himrod (AppNexus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
We'd like to share our best practices and lessons learned when integrating and scaling Python-based optimization tools with a Hadoop-based data pipeline. In our talk, we'll explore multiple Python-Hadoop integration options, share our evaluation process, and invite an interactive dialogue of lessons learned. Read more.

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