In 2018 Pinterest engineers built and scaled for a monthly global audience that surpassed a quarter billion people. We celebrated one year of Lens helping people discover ideas using the camera on their phone, and improved relevance of visual search results. Pinterest became a more inclusive product thanks to work on accessibility for the visually impaired and skin tone ranges for beauty searches. Hundreds of millions of Pins are now more shoppable after the Product Pins system was rebuilt with up-to-date pricing and stock information thanks to PinSage. To name a few! Now for the stories behind the technology.
The most-read posts of the year
- Three-day no-meeting schedule for engineers
- A one year PWA retrospective
- Supporting React Native
- How Pinterest runs Kafka at scale
- How switching our domain structure unlocked international growth
- PinSage: A new graph convolutional neural network for web-scale recommender systems
- Looking inside the technology that powers Pinterest
- Building a more inclusive way to search
- Building a real-time user action counting system for ads
- Goku: Building a scalable and high performant time series database system
We’ll be back in 2019 with more updates from the team. Happy New Year!