ShapeUp‘s activity-tracking social platform relies on a social network which encourages users to participate in teams and exercise competitions within their organization.
The People You May Know widget algorithmically generates potential supporter suggestions based on user activities and interest compatibility. This widget works within ShapeUp’s scoped organization and privacy settings.
I was the lead developer for this widget, and worked closely with analysts to establish the optimal algorithm for supporter compatibility. I then coded the query in MySQL and used PHP to display the results.