A Forecasting Platform at Airbnb

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This event is hosted by San Francisco Big Analytics meetup group

Agenda (US Pacific Time):
12:00 - 12:05 pm: Introduction
12:05 - 12:40 pm: Tech Talk: A Forecasting Platform at Airbnb
1:30 pm - event closed

Abstract:
Airbnb is a leading online marketplace for arranging or offering lodging. We build Delphi, a forecasting platform to provide insights into business trends at Airbnb. This presentation introduces how we conduct Forecasting from a tech perspective, by covering two major components of Delphi.
(1) Data Platform: some innovative solutions to data warehousing and workflow orchestration management in the context of Forecasting and ML;
(2) Compute Engine: we conduct a hybrid forecasting approach of interpolation and extrapolation. ML models provide raw data as the baseline (interpolation), while data scientists create business hypotheses by modifying trends (extrapolation). It’s enabled by Compute Engine, the brain of Delphi.

Jerry Chu

Jerry manages the Financial Forecasting team at Airbnb to support IPO readiness. He is passionate about data engineering and Machine Learning. He used to lead the data-eng team of Twitters notification platform, and a founding member of anti-spam team
  • Date: Oct 13, 12:00 (US Pacific Time)
  • Fee: Free
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