IEEE-CS: Creating an Anti-Abuse System at MailChimp

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The Atlanta IEEE Computer Society meets on the first Wednesday of each Month from 12:00-1:00 PM at Manuel's Tavern. Please join us for another interesting technical presentation!

MailChimp is a local Atlanta company whose 7 million users send nearly 500 million emails through the service every day. Running a service with such a large number of "freemium" users creates a huge opportunity for abuse by spammers and scammers and presents a tremendous threat to MailChimp's paying customers. At this month's Computer Society meeting John Foreman and Sean Sawyer from MailChimp will be discussing how their company has addressed these threats by developing a robust anti-abuse system that allows them to keep their headcount low and their reputation pristine. John is the Chief Data Scientist for MailChimp and will be discussing their modeling philosophy; Sean is a software engineer and will be talking about the implementation.

$6.99 for IEEE Members
$11.99 for non-IEEE Members
Free for Student Members

Register today - fees increase after Monday, February 2!
Registration charge includes attendance fee, lunch entree, and beverage.
PDH documentation will be available on request.



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  • 602 N Highland Ave NE
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • United States 30307
  • Building: Manuel's Tavern
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  • Starts 19 January 2015 12:00 AM
  • Ends 03 February 2015 11:55 AM
  • All times are America/New_York
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  Speakers

John Foreman of MailChimp

Biography:

John Foreman is chief data scientist for MailChimp, where he leads a data science product development effort called the email genome project. Previously, Foreman worked with large organizations, including The Coca Cola Company, the Department of Defense and Intercontinental Hotels Group, to create enterprise analytics systems to solve problems as diverse as portfolio optimization, revenue management and predictive modeling. Foreman's book, “Data Smart,” is available from Wiley.

Sean Sawyer of MailChimp

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Sean Sawyer is a software engineer at MailChimp, concentrating on services that put data-centric research into production. He loves new and challenging problems, riding a bicycle in traffic and free jazz.

John Foreman of MailChimp

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Sean Sawyer of MailChimp

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