big data | February 11, 2015

Math and Mating: Big Data Speaker Christian Rudder on OKCupid

OKCupid co-founder and Dataclysm author Christian Rudder knows his way around data—he controls one of the most incredible information troves when it comes to our dating habits.

Luckily, he’s done an amazing job reading that data—long before "big data" was a buzz phrase—and converting it into a best-selling book.

“I think back on our objective to use math to get dates, and the math part is easy,” says Rudder. "The hard part is human nature to get the math to intersect and inform you."

In two new clips, we learn just how OKCupid went from a great idea from a few brilliant math whizzes to the coupling behemoth it is today and gain some interesting takeaways from all the crucial information the raw data of our raw human nature can offer.

In his talks, Rudder investigates human behavior and takes a first look at a data revolution in the making. To book big data speaker Christian Rudder for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency speakers bureau.

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