Uber's attorneys explain the intricacies of different types of open source software licenses and intellectual property.
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.
To detect and prevent fraud, Uber brings to bear data science and machine learning, analyzing GPS traces and usage patterns to identify suspicious behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
deck.gl v5 incorporates simplified APIs, scripting support, and framework agnosticism, making the popular open source data visualization software more accessible than ever before.
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.
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.
uRate empowers both Uber employees and customers to provide quick and efficient feedback on tools and products, enabling engineers to build more responsive services.
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.
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.
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.
Applying hardware acceleration to deep neuroevolution in what is now an open source project, Uber AI Labs was able to train a neural network to play Atari in just a few hours on a single personal computer, making this type of research accessible to a far greater number of people.
Uber’s Sensing, Inference, and Research team released a software upgrade for GPS on Android phones that significantly improves location accuracy in urban environments.
Uber Labs leverages mediation modeling to better understand the relationship between product updates and their outcomes, leading to improved customer experiences on our platform.
Matthew Mengerink, Vice President of Engineering for Uber’s Core Infrastructure group, talks about how converging technologies and cloud computing contribute to stable and scalable growth.
Differentiable Plasticity is a new machine learning method for training neural networks to change their connection weights adaptively even after training is completed, allowing a form of learning inspired by the lifelong plasticity of biological brains.
Uber's Data Infrastructure team overhauled our approach to scaling our storage infrastructure by incorporating several new features and functionalities, including ViewFs, NameNode garbage collection tuning, and an HDFS load management service.
Fighting Resistance, Finding Balance: A Conversation with Sophia Vicent, Uber’s Director of Technical Program Management
Sophia Vicent joined Uber after spending 10 years away from the workforce to raise her daughter. We caught up with her to discuss her journey in technical program management.
Uber's Customer Obsession Engineering team developed new check-in queuing and appointment systems to improve the customer experience for driver-partners at our Greenlight Hubs.
Nicolas Garcia Belmonte, head of visualization, talks about his experience getting started in open source and the role it plays in his work at Uber.
Uber Engineering built QALM, a smart load management tool allowing for graceful degradation by preserving critical system requests and shedding non-critical requests.
Uber AI Labs introduces Visual Inspector for Neuroevolution (VINE), an open source interactive data visualization tool to help neuroevolution researchers better understand this family of algorithms.
Brought to the US when he was 10 years old, DACA gave Benito Sanchez the security to go to college and get a job in technology.
Written in Haskell, Queryparser is Uber Engineering's open source tool for parsing and analyzing SQL queries that makes it easy to identify foreign-key relationships in large data warehouses.
What do Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and mentorship have in common? According to Uber SRE manager Sumbry, both areas focus on growth.
Migrating our Schemaless sharding layer from Python to Go while in production demonstrated that it was possible for us to rewrite the frontend of a massive datastore with zero downtime.
The Uber Insurance Engineering team extended Kafka’s role in our existing event-driven architecture by using non-blocking request reprocessing and dead letter queues (DLQ) to achieve decoupled, observable error-handling without disrupting real-time traffic.
Uber Engineering extended our anomaly detection platform's ability to integrate new forecast models, allowing this critical on-call service to scale to meet more complex use cases.
Not Exactly a Linter (NEAL) takes code reviews one step closer to full automation by allowing engineers to write custom syntax-based rules in any language.
Uber Engineering created Omphalos, our new backtesting framework, to enable efficient and reliable comparison of forecasting models across languages.
To mark the two-year anniversary of Uber Eats, Android engineer Hilary Karls discusses how her team's commitment to "playing the perfect game" resulted in one of Uber’s most successful products.
Uber ATG Toronto developed Sparse Blocks Network (SBNet), an open source algorithm for TensorFlow, to speed up inference of our 3D vehicle detection systems while lowering computational costs.
Uber's mobile engineers leverage code generation to make our applications more reliable and boost developer productivity.
How do you overcome imposter syndrome? Act with confidence, follow your first instinct, and always be learning and teaching.
In this article, Uber Engineering introduces our Customer Obsession Ticket Assistant (COTA), a new tool that puts machine learning and natural language processing models in the service of customer care to help agents deliver improved support experiences.
Get to know Uber Aarhus Engineering and the work they do behind the scenes to build and maintain our storage and compute platforms.
As we approach the New Year, Uber Open Source revisits some of Uber Engineering's most popular projects from 2017.
To ring in the New Year, the Uber Engineering Blog shares some of our editor's picks for 2017.