Startup Engineering Guest Lecture: Airbnb

Guest Lecture: Airbnb
Online experience is meant to be a reflection of product philosophy.
With extreme growth comes extreme problems.
Problems: fraud, search, payments, trust & safety, internationalization.
Build a single-page app with JavaScript.
Backbone is starting to become a standard.
Think about building an application, rather than manipulating HTML.
JavaScript apps have poor SEO as they are not crawlable.
Performance is often overlooked.
Everybody has a pet project they’re excited about.