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A Moment with the Wolfram|Alpha Developers (Part 1)

June 6, 2009 —
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You see the work of the Wolfram|Alpha developers every time you query.

We thought you would enjoy hearing some of them describe their roles and share their thoughts about the Wolfram|Alpha project.


Both interviews interesting. First interview highlighted how labour intensive it is to put some data into a form compatible with W|A.
Second interview gave a hint how building personal relationship with other organisations is a part of W|A.
Presentation in Utube format much better than Webcast. Even with relatively low bandwidth (500kb) I just clicked on the Play icon and away it went. Did not even need a link.

Posted by Brian Gilbert June 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm

What i have missed from wolfram, was more basic nutritional data from basic vegetables. Adding a plum tomato to a green pepper.

Posted by c pou June 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm

it looks hard but go on you Wolfram|Alpha 😉

Posted by emre June 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Wolfram|Alpha is a great piece of work and giving insight in how you folks work and what drives you is totally awesome. You are giving a great service to the world public. Thanks.

Posted by Jürgen Messing June 7, 2009 at 3:31 am

Seems like a really fun place to work. It does, however, seem to lack the personality that places like Google and Facebook have. I guess there’s a big difference between a group of mathematicians and a group of web programmers.

Posted by Cory June 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

I really think the rise of wolfram | Alpha has been meteoric.
It really has been throughout the blogosphere.
and when I used It,I wasn’t disappointed.
Its really more than a search engines,its actually not.
It actually gives you the exact results that you need and while sometime that might not work but on majority of occasions.

And this Is what actually makes the Alog different from other competing websites.
Its really the accuracy that sets Wolfram | Alpha aside from the crowd.

The scale of Wolfram | Alpha Is really what makes It great from physics,chemistry,maths,geography,medicines to companies and finance.
Its just a great piece of Code.

Posted by Editor June 7, 2009 at 10:57 am

Awesome resource in the making here. Just hope that one of the Mega corporations like Microsoft or Google does not swallow up this great company.

I used to work for a great small software comapny which Motorola bought out, and strangled the will of the people who worked there.

Posted by Drew June 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Very interesting clip. It is great to see the developers featured in this way.

Posted by Jeff June 14, 2009 at 12:55 am

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