The Developer Conference by Twilio
May 24 & 25, 2017 / SF, CA
Breakout Session

The Unique Challenges of Scaling Communications at Airbnb

Airbnb’s fast-growing success is critically dependent on being able to facilitate reliable communication between guests, hosts, and our services across email, SMS, and push. In this session, we’ll cover how we built solutions to handle the unique issues of scale, deliverability, and transparency we face at Airbnb.

  • Airbnb
  • Software Engineer
Darrick Brown is an engineer at Airbnb on the Communications Infrastructure team. He has over 20 years of engineering and team leadership experience spanning product areas of web, desktop apps, and large-scale online media and advertising. As a lifelong technology enthusiast, Darrick has a strong personal interest in leveraging math and computer science to produce practical business applications.
  • Airbnb
  • Software Engineer
Alvin Sng is a Software Engineer at Airbnb on the Communication Infrastructure team. He builds systems that handle email, push, and SMS delivery. Prior to Airbnb, Alvin worked at Facebook, building APIs for developers. Alvin has a B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Davis. Outside of work, he enjoys teaching computer programming to students at Stanford University.