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Deciphering Product Roles

Amanda McArthur | Talent Advisor, Expedia Group in Bellevue, WA Product, Technical Product, and Program Management. If you are in the product world, you know the struggle is real. Companies (and sometimes even teams) have different definitions for each. It can be difficult to understand what roles are a strong fit given your background and […]

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Meet the HomeAway UX Research Team

After learning more about what our UX Research Team does, you may start to think their jobs resemble that of undercover spies. Between the two-way mirrors, eye tracking glasses, and emotion recognition software, it’s safe to say they get to work with some pretty cool technology. This group plays a crucial part in product development […]

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Expedia Group embraces web accessibility as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of disabled travelers

Toby Willis | Software Engineer in Test II in Seattle, WA Did you know there are over 1 Billion people with disabilities in the World? …that’s like more than 15% of the population. I’m learning these stats because I lost my vision due to a degenerative retina condition known as Leber Congenital Amaurosis. You can also […]

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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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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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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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Expedia’s Makers

Expedia’s Makers | Engineering Lodging Shop The Lodging Shopping product & engineering team are responsible for solving customer problems for lodging search, refine, and details. This includes the services that power the web/native experience and the user interface to web browsers on mobile, tablet and desktop. Surthi Samraj, Daman Kauer, Dineth Mendis, Scott Horn, and George […]

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Common Tools & Services equals Developer Collaboration which in turn empowers Productivity!

Tammy Stockton | Sr Product Manager in Bellevue As a Sr. Product Manager of Developer Collaboration and Productivity for Expedia’s IT organization, I’ve been participating in a Common Tools & Services initiative. But, lets back up about a year. In 2017, I had the opportunity to sit down with Technology Leaders across Expedia Group. In […]

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Want to know why this Senior Software Engineer loves Expedia Group?

Urja Gandhi | Sr. Software  Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA Being a Sr.  Software Engineering Manager at Expedia Group, my typical workday is full of exciting stuff. It includes design discussions and white-boarding with software engineers, architects, product managers, and other engineering managers. Driving the end-to-end implementation of features in a full stack application, reviewing […]

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All Things Agile – The Importance of Team Norms

Mouy Loeung | Software Engineer in Test II in Sydney This article aims to answer the following questions around team norms: What are team norms? What is the importance of team norms? How do we set our team norms? How do we follow through? What are Team Norms Team norms is a relationship agreement or a social […]

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