Data scientists face the challenge of catching up with the latest research and technology, which may cause them a huge conflict. On one hand, we want to implement the most inspiring solution. On the other hand, not always the most innovative solution, is the one which suits the product best. The simple matching algorithm I've invented enables to save a spot that best suits each boat!
Compared to other industries such as hotel and flight bookings, the maritime domain was left behind. At the company I work for, we are trying to change it by taking the entire industry forward, providing technological solutions for all the necessities of marinas and skippers in the industry. One of the problems I had to solve was to invent a matching algorithm that matches between boats and berths. As data scientists, we face the challenge to always catch up with the latest research and technology, throughout our careers. This important practice may cause us a huge conflict. On one hand, we would want to implement the most inspiring and sophisticated solution possible, using the most cutting-edge technology. On the other hand, not always the most innovative solution, is the one which suits best the product and the business. In my talk, I'll present the matching algorithm I invented for the maritime industry. This unique, patented solution creates the ability to save a spot that best suits each boat!