Visual Meta @ AWS Summit

March 19, 2019
Amazon recently hosted the AWS Summit Berlin, around 8000 people participated. Amazon showed off the latest additions to their services, backed by talks suited for a wide audience, from beginners to experts. Additionally quite some companies showcase how they apply AWS in their production systems,

Redesigning our monitoring system using Kafka, InfluxDB, and Grafana

December 7, 2018
At Visual Meta, the great need to monitor our applications in real time was recognized quite early. However, as these things often go in a rapidly growing company, the initial version of our monitoring system was not so much designed as grown organically. It grew to be somewhat problematic down the

Product Embeddings

July 20, 2018
One of our missions here at Visual Meta is to categorize products from our partner shops as accurately as possible. With a product catalog consisting of more than 100 million items distributed across many different countries, describing the products manually is an insurmountable task. Instead we

The art of Organizing a Hackathon

April 13, 2018
Before you start promoting your Hackathon, put some thought into how often you will run them and how many participants and projects you can accommodate. People love to get involved and to have the opportunity to work on their own projects, so your Hackathon could be very popular! To give you some

Are you ready for the voice-first revolution?

April 3, 2018
  You will soon be able to say ‘Alexa, download the voice article from Visual Meta’, but for now, just click

ShopALook – visual recommendation of fashion products using deep learning

February 14, 2018
It’s easy to browse lots of great fashion images online, but not as easy to find the products in an online store to buy them. The ShopALook Visual Recommender makes this possible! Visual Meta has a huge catalogue of fashion items. Using deep learning, ShopALook can detect products displayed in
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