From an uncertain software engineering student to Head of Search Engineering.

If there’s one thing travel teaches us, it’s that the journey is just as important as the destination. With this in mind, we’re launching a new series of blog posts to bring you the personal stories of our amazing…


Ari Balogh, CTO at Airbnb, shares how striving towards excellence has served us well in a time of uncertainty.

If you’ve ever been part of a startup, you understand the importance of speed. Sometimes it feels like nothing else matters, since getting your products to market quickly can determine whether…


Our new open-source tool makes adding animation to native apps a snap.

By Brandon Withrow, Gabriel Peal, Leland Richardson and Salih Abdul-Karim

In the past, building complex animations for Android, iOS, and React Native apps was a difficult and lengthy process. You either had to add bulky image files for each screen size or write a thousand lines of brittle, hard-to-maintain code…


Today we are incredibly excited to announce the open source release of StreamAlert, a real-time data analysis framework with point-in-time alerting. StreamAlert is unique in that it’s serverless, scalable to TB’s/hour, infrastructure deployment is automated and it’s secure by default.

In this blog post, we’ll cover why we built it…


by Charles He, Soumyadip Banerjee, Tao Tao, & Krishna Puttaswamy

Image Credit: NASA/JPL (Raghvendra Sahai). This image of the Red Rectangle was produced from data in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) archive, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the HST as part of Guest Observer program 7297.

Last year Airbnb grew to a point that a scalable and distributed storage system was required to store data for some applications. For example, personalization data for search grew larger than what a single machine can hold. …


By Deepank Gupta & Kidai Kwon

Motivation and background

We observe a large amount of data from what people are searching for and booking on Airbnb. Behind these data, there are a lot of useful insights that can help hosts better manage their listings. …


By Eli Hart

Introducing Epoxy: github.com/airbnb/epoxy

Android’s RecyclerView is a powerful tool for displaying lists of items, but its usage is cluttered with boilerplate and configuration. A common requirement for our team is to display lists with complexities such as multiple view types, pagination, tablet support, and item animations. We…


By Anna Matlin

My name is Anna Matlin and I’m a rising senior at Princeton University studying Operations Research Financial Engineering. I spent 12 weeks as a data science intern at Airbnb, working on the Product Excellence (PX) Team, which is responsible for the Help Center, the Resolution Center, and…


By Avneesh Saluja, Alok Gupta, Cuky Perez

Introduction

When you’re in graduate school, it seems like the only career option available is to remain in the ivory tower. And it’s reasonable to see why — your advisor and peers are very likely to encourage you to follow their chosen career path…


by Liang Guo

Airbnb’s web application is powered by Ruby on Rails and Java. The web-facing application is a monolithic Rails application, which runs on many web servers. Web requests are handled by the Rails application and it talks to several different Java services, for instance the search service or…

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