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Machine Learning at Expedia Group; lessons learnt and more

In the first few weeks of the year, Aida Mashkouri Najafi and I (Katrina Soderquest) presented at the January session of the London Women in Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup group. We both Lead Data Scientists within the EG Data Science Centre of Excellence and previously, Hotels.com data science team. Between us, we presented a range of thoughts on careers in general and opportunities & projects within Expedia Group [EG].

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Data in action @ the Tableau ’19 Conference

A few weeks ago, 20+ Expedians joined forces from London, Austin and Seattle to attend the biggest Data event in the world – the Tableau Conference.  Ayo Taiwo – Director, Business Intelligence Expedia Group and David Pires – Sr Manager, Data Visualisation Expedia Group were among the lucky Expedians who attended the conference and have […]

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YOW Australia Speaker Spotlight: Matt Callanan

Matt Callanan | Senior Software Dev Engineer in Brisbane Matt Callanan, Senior Software Dev Engineer at Expedia Group, is speaking at YOW! conferences in Australia. Matt will be speaking about “Automating Operations with Machine Learning” in all three cities – Sydney (Friday, 6th December at 11:30), Brisbane (Tuesday, 10th December at 11:30) and Melbourne (Friday, […]

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Expedia Group volunteers build portal to help ease cost of living challenges in the City of Seattle

Tom Shivitz | Principal, Technical Product Manager, Brand Expedia Introduction If you live or work in the City of Seattle, you may have heard or have directly experienced how expensive it is to live in the city. The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey indicates roughly 48,000 households in Seattle (renters and owners) are spending half […]

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My journey at Expedia

Wenji Zhang | Data Scientist in Seattle The story started in 2017. I was a last year Ph.D. candidate at Kansas State University. With excitement and uncertainty in mind, I was eager to find out what future is waiting for me. During a casual talk with my lab alumni who is a data scientist working […]

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Developers, start your engines

Erin Evans On June 14th Expedia Group hosted a live, interactive DeepRacer experience at Expedia’s headquarters sponsored by AWS. DeepRacer is a 1/8th scale self-propelled model race car.  The objective of the DeepRacer event was to program the DeepRacer to complete a lap of a model race car track in the shortest amount of time. […]

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Building and Managing High Performing Teams and Products

Hitesh Gupta | Sr. Technical Product Manager in Gurgaon “We at Expedia Group want to be a place where Exceptional People who share our passion for technology and travel want to do their Best Work“ I have played multiple roles in my last 3 years of experience with Expedia Group ranging from Program Manager to […]

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Vrbo Rebrand Series: Mobile App Team

From testing new technologies to launching the Trip Boards feature, the Vrbo mobile app team takes you behind the scenes of the brand refresh in part two of this series. Read on to see how the Vrbo team is helping people travel better together with the updated mobile app.  (Read about the web app team […]

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Vrbo Rebrand Series: Web App Team

What does it take to pull off a major brand refresh? A whole team of engineers, designers, marketers, and more! The Vrbo engineering team has been hard at work coding and testing to launch the new and improved Vrbo web app to coincide with the brand reveal. Three Vrbo engineers are detailing what went on […]

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Amazon DocumentDB Review

Gianluca Della Corte | Systems Architect, Hotels.com in London Originally published on the Hotels.com Technology blog On January 9th Amazon announced a new database service called Amazon DocumentDB that they described as a “fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads”. Is Amazon DocumentDB a real MongoDB? While offering a MongoDB-compatible API, DocumentDB […]

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