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Production Secret Management at Airbnb – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium

Our philosophy and approach to production secret management Airbnb is a global community built on trust. The Security team helps to build trust by maintaining security standards to store, manage and access sensitive information assets. These include secrets, such as API keys and database credentials. Applications use secrets to provide everyday site features, and those secrets used to access production resources are particularly important to protect. This is why we built an internal system we call Bagpiper to securely manage…

Mizzou Engineering’s Rahhal named to NAMEPA board

Tojan Rahhal wears many hats at Mizzou Engineering. She serves as the Director of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, is an adjunct assistant professor in the Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering Department and much more. And, on top of all of that, she’s the new Strategic Direction Chair for the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA). Tojan Rahhal recently was appointed to oversee the achievement of strategic goals for NAMEPA, which is an…

Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry — ScienceDaily

Most of today’s batteries are made up of rare lithium mined from the mountains of South America. If the world depletes this source, then battery production could stagnate. Sodium is a very cheap and earth-abundant alternative to using lithium-ion batteries that is also known to turn purple and combust if exposed to water — even just water in the air. Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium’s tendency to explode,…

MU Engineering celebrates annual International Week

Organized by Lindsey Wisnewski, the College’s International Outreach Coordinator, International Week helps students learn about all the opportunities and benefits the program offers. MU’s College of Engineering invited undergraduates to study abroad and welcomed its international students during International Week. The week consisted of various events including information sessions, a lunch Q&A aimed at encouraging STEM students to go abroad and more. Organized by Lindsey Wisnewski, the College’s International Outreach Coordinator, the week helps students learn about all the opportunities…

RJI announces theme, info session for 2019 Student Competition

Zechang Fu, Rachel Thomas, William Fries, Meiying Wu and Alex Johar won the 2018 RJI Student Competition with VeriPixel, which uses blockchain technology to allow news organizations and news consumers to verify the authenticity of photographs sent over open networks. As the internet of things technology marches forward, college students who participate in this year’s RJI Student Competition will be challenged to develop products to help improve lives in smart homes through news delivery. The research firm Gartner projects there…

Quasi Experimentation at Netflix – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

Colin McFarland, Michael Pow, Jeremy Glick Experimentation informs much of our decision making at Netflix. We design, analyze, and execute experiments with rigor so that we have confidence that the changes we’re making are the right ones for our members and our business. We have many years of experience running experiments in all aspects of the Netflix product, continually improving our UI, search, recommendations, video streaming, and more. Consequently, we’ve dramatically increased the maturity of the platform for A/B testing…

Corporate partners maximize Career Fair experience

“I just came to the realization [Monday] that coming to those events ahead of time, I was able to get early access to students who are leaders of their organizations, who have shown they excel either in prior internships, co-ops, campus organizations or academically,” said Dave Sextro, vice president of Engineering, Process Simulation for Emerson. Photos by Brandan Haskell. For a slideshow of photos from the Fall 2018 Career Fair, visit our Facebook page.  The Mizzou Engineering Fall Career Fair…

Mizzou Engineer searches for internship

The Career Fair gave junior Taylor Sass the opportunity to market herself to potential employers and gain important insight into the atmosphere of each company. Photo by Brandan Haskell. On Tuesday, the MU College of Engineering hosted its Fall Career Fair where students had the opportunity to talk with more than 170 companies in hopes of networking or even landing a full-time job. Booths lined Mizzou Arena, which was packed full of students eager to talk with representatives from their…

Supporting brace for historical steel bridges

The Diamond Creek Bridge near Melboune was reinforced with CFRP strips in 2018 and tested for durability with a 42-ton truck after work. Credit: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in Switzerland and a road bridge in Australia have already been reinforced successfully. Many historical bridges could follow. “Partners in crime” are specialists for steel…

The 5 Biggest Project Management Trends Shaping 2018

You want strong tech, but you must have this balanced out through other strategies. Tech makes life easy, but it also comes with its own complications. Technology is always on the march. While it’s important to use the latest effective innovations, it’s also important to remember that the tech world isn’t everything. How you manage a given project will depend on the tools available, as well as the personnel with whom you work. But competition will additionally play a role,…