22 July 2017
How the Flux team at Groupon uses insights from the past to predict the future
In case you were wondering, the Flux Team at Groupon is named after the 1985 classic, “Back to the Future,” because its members use insights from the past to predict the future. Fluent in both machine learning and big data, the team serves to translate for the company’s data scientists and engineers, who use vastly different coding languages and approaches. In so doing, Flux makes sure machine learning can be put into use very quickly, whereas in the past it could take months.
Recently, we spent time with the group to find out how they work across the approximately 2,000-person Chicago location (7,000 globally) to keep the “flux capacitor … fluxing.”