Sessions
GOTO Oslo 2020

Tuesday Mar 3
15:40 –
16:20
Columbus Club - Deck 8

The Magic of Music Matching



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Arthur C. Clarke once said: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"

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 I'll reveal what I've learned and what algorithms and tricks being used.

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