On April 06, 2011, Yahoo! Big Thinkers India Series organized a lecture at The Grand Ballroom of Leela Palace, Bangalore. The topic for the event was “Web Retrieval: The Surprising Role of Users” by Yoelle Maarek, Senior Director of Yahoo! Research.
Yahoo Big Thinker is a well-established quarterly lecture series on topics ranging from science, technology and the Internet. Conceived in 2007, this lecture series is a unique knowledge sharing platform created by Yahoo! for academia, scientists, technologists, media and the corporate world.
ISME students of I.T. stream went to attend the same. The event started off as a retro wind of internet right from the time of its inception and the way people are changing it over time. She also discussed how the search engine came into light and how it is evolving every time we hit a button on the ‘net’. She also addressed on how Web has changed from a tedious data retrieval to fast ‘rectangular search box’ which has become a common trend these days.
It proved out to be a great learning experience for the budding techies of ISME.
Aneha Singh (IT)