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Interviewing with Lyft Engineering – Lyft Engineering

(image modified from Carsten Kessler on Flickr, CC-BY-2.0) Every day engineers at Lyft are hard at work building products that are affecting the way millions of people are getting around their cities. Constantly working through challenges of scale, optimizing our network of passengers and drivers, and making complicated products intuitive and easy to understand for our users, at Lyft we’re always looking for great additions to our growing engineering team. If you’re interested in helping us build the future of…

The Ethical Spin on Spinners

The first time I saw one in a store, I couldn’t figure out what it was for and I had to ask my wife.  “Oh, that’s a fidget spinner,” she said.  “You don’t need one.”  She’s right there. As most people under 20 (and a few people over 60) know, fidget spinners are toys that you hold between your finger and thumb and spin.  That’s it—that’s the whole show.  When the fad showed signs of getting really big, somebody rushed…

Compromised Account Detector for Yammer – Engineering Yammer – Medium

By: Apoorva Dornadula (Microsoft Software Engineering Intern) The number of social media users steadily increase from year to year. In 2017, around 2.46 billion social media users exist worldwide (a 1.8 billion user increase from 2016) [1]. Corporate professionals have been following this trend for the past couple of years by using platforms such as Yammer. Yammer is an enterprise social networking platform targeting small or large companies that allow employees to collaborate on projects, discuss ideas, and connect with…

Optimizing video playback performance – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Norbert Potocki | Pinterest engineering manager, Video & Image Platform Guaranteeing a great video playback experience for all Pinterest users is a big engineering challenge. In this post, we’ll discuss various aspects of playback performance and how our engineering team optimized it. Read on! The importance of playback performance Engagement with video is significantly impacted by how fast it performs. There are external analyses showing how interruption or slowness of video loading can result in users abandoning the experience. A…

Customers – Square Corner Blog – Medium

This is the third post in our series illustrating how to make a dashboard for your sandbox developer account. For more context, take a peek at Part 1 and Part 2. In previous posts, we added the ability to view location information as well as a full record of all transactions. For the third installment of our Sandbox Dashboard series, we’ll add functionality to display and interact with our sandbox customers. Let’s take a look at where we ended up…

Rubber duck problem-solving, Game of Thrones, and statsdcc |

A few years ago, after reading this blog post by Jeff Atwood, we started handing out rubber ducks to new hires in Wayfair Engineering, to encourage self-reliance and good questions in mentoring situations. We have accumulated a lot of ducks over the years throughout the department, but our Search Technologies group seems to have stockpiled some kind of mother lode. Lately, they have been producing a new Game-of-Thrones-themed diorama, made of rubber ducks, every week. The one this week was…

Researchers use machine learning to spot counterfeit consumer products

A team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product. Credit: Entrupy, Inc. A team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product. The work, led by New York University Professor Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, will be presented on Mon., Aug. 14 at the annual KDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in…

How to make a Cloudflare App workshop in Austin

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