April 26, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Pandora HQ (7th floor Backstage - Webster tower)
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About the speaker
Maira Benjamin is the Director of Engineering at Pandora managing the team of engineers that deliver the search methodology and the algorithms that determine the next best song in a listener’s playlist at Pandora. She has been dedicated to the technology field for over 3 decades playing instrumental roles in engineering departments for over 10 technology companies. In addition to her professional life, Maira is a published author, lyricist, classically trained pianist, mother of a biochemical engineering doctoral student, and an avid knitter. She is on a mission to learn something new every year. Her exposure to music and the arts has informed her thought process regarding software development and management.
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Pandora gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” - a favorite artist, song, or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of more than one million tracks. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love. www.pandora.com
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