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How is it going so far?

This post is inspired by a very good blog post from one of my colleague in the US, which I really appreciated as I was a newcomer to the company. It was great to see what it is like working for Cloudflare after one year and to learn from the lessons she had learnt. I’ll try to do the same in three parts. Beginning with how my on-boarding went, my first customer experiences and finally what is my day-to-day life…

Engineering Next-Gen Location at Uber

Location and navigation using global positioning systems (GPS) is deeply embedded in our daily lives, and is particularly crucial to Uber’s services. To orchestrate quick, efficient pickups, our GPS technologies need to know the locations of matched riders and drivers, as well as provide navigation guidance from a driver’s current location to where the rider needs to be picked up, and then, to the rider’s chosen destination. For this process to work seamlessly, the location estimates for riders and drivers…

Samza Aeon: Latency Insights for Asynchronous One-Way Flows

Stream processing with Samza Now that we’ve chosen our starting and ending events and are emitting them to Kafka, we need to be able to determine the latency between our starting event and our end event. To do that, we’ll use Samza, a stream processing framework built to consume events from Kafka, and will perform some computation over them. In this case, we’ll be using Samza to determine the time difference between our StartTrackingEvent and our EndTrackingEvent, the latency of…

Using tooth sensors to detect disease

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the School of Engineering & Applied Science is redefining the notion of a wisdom tooth. The team is developing a smart-tooth technology that could someday be used to detect early signs of certain diseases in high-risk patients by analyzing saliva or gingival crevicular fluid. “Salivary-based biosensors have generated a lot of interest because of their potential for wide applications in medicine,” said Erica Lynn…

Your next pilot could be drone software

Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Credit: Skycolors/Shutterstock.com Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big news, such as the Southwest engine disintegration on April 17. But stories of pilot drunkenness, rants,…

Flight paths of bees and cuckoos could bring savings to airlines

Collaboration of Warsaw-based and Colombian scientists has resulted in the creation of software to optimize the routes of passenger aircraft, inspired to a significant degree by the social behavior of insects and birds. Credit: IPC PAS, Grzegorz Krzyzewski, AirPoint Flight Simulator Experience The flight routes of passenger aircraft are generally well established. In practice, unforeseen factors, mainly related to the weather, often force pilots to cover more kilometres than anticipated. A Polish-Colombian team of scientists and engineers, inspired by the…

Optimizing space travel efficiency — ScienceDaily

Sending a human into space and doing it efficiently presents a galaxy of challenges. Koki Ho, University of Illinois assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and his graduate students, Hao Chen and Bindu Jagannatha, explored ways to integrate the logistics of space travel by looking at a campaign of lunar missions, spacecraft design, and creating a framework to optimize fuel and other resources. Ho said it’s about finding a balance between time and the amount of fuel —…

Screen reader plus keyboard helps blind, low-vision users browse modern webpages

A user presses keys to select a top-level menu, submenu, and then click through options on a nested list to book a sightseeing activity through Airbnb. Credit: University of Washington Browsing through offerings on Airbnb means clicking on rows of photos to compare options from prospective hosts. This kind of table-based navigation is increasingly central to our digital lives – but it can be tedious or impossible for people who are blind or have low vision to navigate these modern…

Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source

by Amit Joshi, Andrew Leung, Corin Dwyer, Fabio Kung, Sargun Dhillon, Tomasz Bak, Andrew Spyker, Tim Bozarth Today, we are open-sourcing Titus, our container management platform. Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s…

Understanding Why Product Changes Work (and Don’t Work)

At Uber Labs, our mission is to leverage insights and methodologies from behavioral science to help product and marketing teams improve the customer experience. Recently, we introduced mediation modeling, a statistical approach from academic research, to address user pain points. Mediation modeling goes beyond simple cause and effect relationships in an attempt to understand what underlying mechanisms led to a result. Using this type of analysis, we can fine-tune product changes and develop new ones that focus on the underlying…