Yahoo Projects

During my time at Yahoo, I had the opportunity to work on a wide range of features and experiences for web and mobile search, from experiments to major tentpole launches.

Screenshot of video result for the famous "More Cowbell" SNL sketch

Saturday Night Live videos

Created relevant search features to highlight licensed SNL video content. Saturday Night Live on Yahoo Screen - mapping keywords to ...
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Screenshot of Tumblr search results experience for query "Charleston" sometime after the horrific church shooting

Tumblr in Web Search Experiment

Explored ways to feature relevant, engaging Tumblr content in Yahoo web search results. Tumblr in Yahoo Search results (no longer ...
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/ Portfolio, problem solving, team leader, Yahoo
Screenshot of search result knowledge graph for a valley oak tree

Niche “Knowledge Graph” reference features

Development of low-coverage search experiences for information about trees, food, planets, etc. Tree knowledge graph with growing information extracted from ...
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Screenshot of search result for recent earthquakes near Oklahoma

Earthquakes!

Used USGS API to directly answer variety of query patterns looking for recent earthquake information. Recent earthquakes via USGS API ...
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Screenshot of Yahoo Search results for the TV series "Community" including season 6 episodes streaming on Yahoo Screen

Community Season 6 (but no movie)

Created rich search experiences to feature Yahoo Screen originals alongside knowledge graph. Community Season 6 - featured Yahoo Screen video ...
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Screenshot of a Yahoo Tech vertical search result for writer David Pogue

Yahoo Magazines vertical search

Built special "vertical search" feature to support new property launches and reduce maintenance. Vertical search experience embedded in web search ...
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Screenshot of an inline video player search result for a Yahoo News documentary titled "Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays"

Yahoo original video content

Keyword mapping and search placement for curated original video content. Yahoo News original documentary - full video played inline on ...
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Screenshot of search results for the TV series Survivor, featuring TV knowledge graph (right) and episode detail with streaming links (top left)

TV Series w/ streaming links

Expanded on basic series-level profile to include better coverage of streaming availability at series, season, and episode levels. TV series ...
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/ Portfolio, problem solving, ux writing, Yahoo
Screenshot of candidate search features with example content for Hillary Clinton

2016 U.S. Primary Election search features

Planning and deployment of election-related search experiences to lead users to reliable information on commonly searched queries. 2016 US Presidential ...
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Mashable: Yahoo Releases Top Searches of 2009

Using analytics tools unique to Yahoo’s mobile search platform at that time, I pulled monthly per-query volume data, compiled it, ...
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/ Link, media, Portfolio, Yahoo
Screenshot of Search Engine Land awarding Yahoo Search with the best Olympics experience

2012 London Olympics in search

Ask Search leadership wanted to take advantage of our then-new content management platform to release a complete suite of Olympics ...
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/ Link, media, Portfolio, team leader, Yahoo