So we feel like it is very rare to meet anyone with the same birthday as our own.
When you put 20 people in a room, however, the thing that changes is the fact that each of the 20 people is now asking each of the other 19 people about their birthdays.
This also however tells us something about match probabilities within our MDM solutions, and critically it has an impact on how we view matching for Big Data, the larger the data set the it will be that false positives occur.
This means that when we create probabilities for name matching it should be driven not off a fixed assessment of likelihood but on a combination of factors including the number of instances that the name appears in the source records. Once we found each other we became amazed at how similar we are. We have stood by each others side for the past 4 1/2 years. We even have the same scar in the same place from doing the same activity when we were children, long before we ever met.
They were confident we would do nothing to stop them, and they were right. Until, Part Two: A little more than a year later, I went to a summer program at Michigan State University, a nerd camp where you take classes like genetics for fun.