Interested in genealogy? Curious about DNA? Fascinated by the world of big data? If so, come check out my talk at the Global Big Data Conference on DNA day this Friday, April 25 at 4pmPT in the Santa Clara Convention Center! I’ll cover Jermline, our massively-scalable DNA matching application. I’ll talk about our business, give a run-through Read More
Jeremy is a senior engineer at Ancestry.com, where his team supports a team of scientists and makes their discoveries scale. In the past, he’s written code that withstood the traffic from a Superbowl ad, created the content management system for one of the web’s most popular parenting sites, and looked after the technology needs of a well-known online magazine. When he’s not coding, he enjoys reading, playing the darbuka, and throwing awesome dinner parties.
Every week, AncestryDNA analyzes thousands of peoples’ DNA, decoding their family origins and finding their long-lost relatives. To that end, we used GERMLINE, an algorithm for finding hidden family relationships within a pool of DNA. However, the reference implementation of GERMLINE didn’t scale, and we were running up against its limitations. This Thursday, I’ll be Read More