Data Driven Women 0.5: Scaling Systems and Data Deduplication feat Jessica Long from Airbnb
Join us Wednesday, October 23 at 6pm for our fifth Data Driven Women event featuring Jessica Long, Software Engineer at Airbnb. Jessica will talk about one of the biggest data challenges she has faced, the deduplication of data and what data deduplication looks like at scale.
Jessica will use examples from her diverse work experience at both Village Health Works, a development organization in Burundi treating about 20,000 patients a year and using no centralized dataset or API, and her work at Airbnb, a community marketplace for accommodations featuring countless listings in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.
About our Speaker
Jessica is a software engineer who works on internationalization at Airbnb. She graduated from Stanford with a BS in Symbolic Systems and an MS in Computer Science. During her college years, she interned at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing doing machine learning research and later at Rosetta Stone. After graduation, Jessica moved to Burundi and spent a year and a half as an IT manager at a rural hospital in Burundi. There she developed a digital database of medical records and trained staff in how to use it to manage patient data and pharmacy inventory. When Jessica returned to San Francisco, she joined Airbnb as their 20th engineer. She's spent the last 18 months working on a variety of engineering teams there, including Trust and Safety, Operations, and Internationalization.
About Data Driven Women
Data Driven Women is a networking series and speaker event that brings together women (& men) passionate about building a stronger female tech community. Our name doesn't come from a desire to discuss only data, but rather from a data driven approach that allows us to bring metrics and measurement to different topics like: innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.