Airbnb Shares The Keys To Its Infrastructure

September 10, 2015 Timothy Prickett Morgan There was something ironic about meeting Mike Curtis, the vice president of engineering at Airbnb, in a hotel in lower Manhattan. It was like being on enemy territory, and Curtis did so because he was attending a conference where he was talking about a bunch of open source projects that the company had recently initiated. As one of the standard bearers for the new sharing economy – along with Uber, Lyft, HomeAway, TaskRabbit, and others – Airbnb is expected to share. Curtis spent a little extra time with The Platform to explain the philosophy behind Airbnb’s IT infrastructure. Like many startups, Airbnb benefits from the experience of others even as it has come up with a service that people love and some companies –…


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