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14 AUG

Out of the Classroom: A Snapshot of Uber’s Summer 2018 Interns

A few of Uber's over 200 engineering interns from this year's summer program talk about the projects they worked on and what their experiences in the office were like.

7 AUG

M3: Uber’s Open Source, Large-scale Metrics Platform for Prometheus

M3, Uber's open source metrics platform for Prometheus, facilitates scalable and configurable multi-tenant storage for large-scale metrics.

1 AUG

Introducing Fusion.js: A Plugin-based Universal Web Framework

Fusion.js, Uber's new open source web framework, supports modern features and integrations that make it easy to build lightweight, high-performing apps for the web.

25 JUL

Herb: Multi-DC Replication Engine for Uber’s Schemaless Datastore

Facing the need for a resilient data structure over thousands of storage nodes to serve the 15 million rides per day that occur on our platform, Uber engineers developed Herb, our data replication solution. Herb ensures data availability and integrity across our data centers.

17 JUL

Building Automated Feature Rollouts on Robust Regression Analysis

Building robust regression analysis not only helps ensure that new feature deployments work properly, but also lets Uber engineers automate deployments.

12 JUL

Enhancing the Quality of Uber’s Maps with Metrics Computation

Maps make up the bedrock of Uber's transportation solutions. Find out how we ensure the quality of our map data through extensive metrics computation, maintaining fidelity to real world locations and pinpointing allowable pick up and drop off locations for riders.

10 JUL

An Intriguing Failing of Convolutional Neural Networks and the CoordConv Solution

As powerful and widespread as convolutional neural networks are in deep learning, AI Labs’ latest research reveals both an underappreciated failing and a simple fix.

5 JUL

Transforming Financial Forecasting with Data Science and Machine Learning at Uber

Uber developed its own financial planning software, relying on data science and machine learning, to deliver on-demand forecasting and optimize strategic and operations decisions.

28 JUN

JVM Profiler: An Open Source Tool for Tracing Distributed JVM Applications at Scale

Uber open sourced JVM Profiler, our distributed profiler, to enable others to seamlessly collect JVM performance and resource usage metrics.

27 JUN

H3: Uber’s Hexagonal Hierarchical Spatial Index

Uber developed H3, our open source grid system for optimizing ride pricing and dispatch, to make geospatial data visualization and exploration easier and more efficient.

25 JUN

M4 Forecasting Competition: Introducing a New Hybrid ES-RNN Model

With a solid margin, Uber senior data scientist Slawek Smyl won the M4 Competition with his hybrid Exponential Smoothing-Recurrent Neural Networks (ES-RNN) forecasting method.

20 JUN

Ten Questions with Angus Croll, Author of If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript

Inspired by his love of reading, Uber engineer Angus Croll wrote a book dedicated to mimicking the literary styles of famous authors—in JavaScript.

18 JUN

What Every Engineer Should Know About Open Source Software Licenses and IP

Uber's attorneys explain the intricacies of different types of open source software licenses and intellectual property.

15 JUN

How Trip Inferences and Machine Learning Optimize Delivery Times on Uber Eats

Using GPS and sensor data from Android phones, Uber engineers develop a state model for trips taken by Uber Eats delivery-partners, helping to optimize trip timing for delivery-partners and eaters alike.

14 JUN

Advanced Technologies for Detecting and Preventing Fraud at Uber

To detect and prevent fraud, Uber brings to bear data science and machine learning, analyzing GPS traces and usage patterns to identify suspicious behavior.

12 JUN

Engineering for Compliance: Meet the Uber Engineering Team in Sofia, Bulgaria

Established in 2014 as one of Uber's first distributed engineering sites, Uber Sofia is home to our Tax & Compliance Engineering team, a group responsible for developing the technologies that power our key reporting and compliance services.

6 JUN

Food Discovery with Uber Eats: Building a Query Understanding Engine

Uber engineers share how we process search terms for our Uber Eats service, using query understanding and expansion to find restaurants and menu items that best match what our eaters want.

5 JUN

Going Global: Highlights from the Second Annual Uber Technology Day

On April 19, 2018, Uber's LadyEng group hosted Going Global: Uber Tech Day, our second annual event focused on showcasing the technical work of engineers, data scientists, and product managers from across the company.

30 MAY

Building a Multi-Modal Transportation Platform with JUMP Bikes

Making JUMP Bikes' semi-dockless electric bicycles available on Uber's platform not only added a popular new transportation type for Uber riders, but also marked an important step in how we can use our technology to broaden transportation options.

29 MAY

From Beautiful Maps to Actionable Insights: Introducing kepler.gl, Uber’s Open Source Geospatial Toolbox

Created by Uber's Visualization team, kepler.gl is an open source data agnostic, high-performance web-based application for large-scale geospatial visualizations.

29 MAY

Open Source at Uber: Meet Shan He, the Architect Behind kepler.gl

Shan He, the technical lead on Uber's kepler.gl framework, discusses her journey to data visualization and why she believes open source is such an important part of her team's work.

25 MAY

Growing the Data Visualization Community with deck.gl v5

deck.gl v5 incorporates simplified APIs, scripting support, and framework agnosticism, making the popular open source data visualization software more accessible than ever before.

16 MAY

Engineering a Job-based Forecasting Workflow for Observability Anomaly Detection

Uber’s Observability Applications team overhauled our anomaly detection platform’s workflow to enable the intuitive and performant backfilling of forecasts, paving the way for more intelligent alerting.

10 MAY

Customer-focused Engineering at Uber: A Q&A with Jörg Heilig, VP of Ridesharing and Eats Engineering

In this interview, Uber Vice President of Engineering for Ridesharing and Eats Jörg Heilig talks about taking a leadership role in a large engineering organization with a broad portfolio and the priorities being set for 2018.

7 MAY

Thank You for Your Feedback: Improving the Uber Engineering Workflow with uRate

uRate empowers both Uber employees and customers to provide quick and efficient feedback on tools and products, enabling engineers to build more responsive services.

4 MAY

Revealing Genius: Zach Singleton on Preparing Black Male CS Students for Tech Careers

Product Manager Zach Singleton talks about how Uber partnered with The Hidden Genius Project to create the Career Prep Program, a one-year course that prepares black male computer science students for careers in tech.

30 APR

Introducing Nanoscope: An Extremely Accurate Method Tracing Tool for Android

Uber's Mobile Engineering team open sources Nanoscope, a new method tracing tool for Android that enables developers to more accurately debug difficult performance issues.

26 APR

Measuring the Intrinsic Dimension of Objective Landscapes

Curious about what it is like to traverse the high-dimensional loss landscapes of modern neural networks? Check out Uber AI Labs’ latest research on measuring intrinsic dimension to find out.