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Which Guiding Principle is the most important?

Nick Andrews | Senior Director, Market Mangement in Bangkok, Thailand Our Guiding Principles inspire us to do great work every day in Expedia Group, we talk about them a lot and so I’m often asked which Guiding Principle is the most important. In reality, they all are important since together they shape how we work – […]

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Distributed GraphQL Schemas with NPM Modules

Trevor Livingston | Principal Architect, HomeAway in Austin, TX How HomeAway is utilizing npm modules and schema partials to create GraphQL components for self-orchestrating apps and services HomeAway uses the simplicity and flexibility of GraphQL to insulate applications from change and accelerate UI and API development.   For a little over two years, we‘ve been busy […]

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Career Check-In with Dorine Rassaian

Dorine Rassaian | Global Product Manager III in Bellevue, WA What does your typical workday look like? Since most of my stakeholders are in other time zones, the first thing I do every morning is read through emails and Slack messages to see if I received anything urgent overnight. The rest of the day is (mostly) […]

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Work-Life Balance: Hit by a Bus Theory

Bridie Slater | Recruiter in London, UK I spent much of my youth living by the ‘You could get hit by a bus tomorrow’ theory. As wonderful as this theory is, reality set in when my dad sat me down and said, “But what happens if you never get hit by a bus?”. It is […]

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Working at HomeAway

Kayla Chance | Employer Brand Digital Media Specialist, HomeAway in Austin, Texas 1. HomeAway is actually part of Expedia Group. By working here, you get the best of both worlds – access to lots of data AND the opportunity to directly impact the vacation rental marketplace. 2. Our “Domain Free” Slack channel is the most […]

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Monolith to Micro-service and Beyond…

Anurag Banka | Software Development Engineer II in Gurgaon, India In this post, I would like to give a glimpse of a practical application of micro-service on a monolith product which leads to better team productivity, customer experience, and product scalability. Monolith are services; which are not easy to scale, hard to maintain, and can become […]

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Career Check-In with Angela Page

Angela Page | e-Commerce Manager, Wotif in Sydney, Australia What does your typical workday look like? What I love about my role is that a typical workday doesn’t exist. In eCommerce, we are responsible for the performance of our point of sale (POS) and interact many teams. As a result, I could spend the day […]

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Expedia Group Is Not A Travel Company, We’re A Technology Company Dealing In Travel

Kate Bascombe | Software Development Engineer II in Brisbane, Australia A great manager of mine once explained to me the difference between a ‘Travel Company’ and a ‘Technology Company that deals in Travel’. He used a pizza metaphor to help illustrate, comparing Pizza Hut and Dominos. Pizza Hut is a fine company offering pizza to […]

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Career Check-In with Elin Mendola

Elin Mendola | Senior Market Manager in Sweden What does your typical workday look like? I’m an early starter so I’m usually the first one in the office. Knowing that coffee is a big part in the office, I always load the coffee machine so that it’s ready when the team starts their day. From there, […]

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Expedia Group’s Month of Giving: Changing people’s lives

Wan Nur Farihin Wan Rosli | Lodging Partner Associate II in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia “Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero I have always believed that by simply helping others it can boost up your mood. I have also always believed that we are living – not […]

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