24 November 2020

The Magic of Music Matching

The first time I used Shazam (the music matching app) it felt just like that: pure magic. The app shortly listens with the microphone and tells you which song is playing. As a programmer I generally have a pretty good understanding about what happens behind the scenes, in this case however I was absolutely gobsmacked. After a weekend of studying, reading scientific papers and experimenting and coding: I had a working Shazam clone written in Java. During this talk Ill reveal what Ive learned and what algorithms and tricks being used.

Roy van Rijn

Director at OpenValue Rotterdam, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, founder of the Rotterdam JUG, public speaker, blogger, loves: agile, cryptography, math, algorithms!