Nathan is the technical architect behind Airbnb. A pragmatist who translates vision and design into tangible product through fast iterations, Nathan uses data to identify and pursue high-growth opportunities. Under his leadership, the engineering team has developed a robust, secure marketplace which now facilitates a massive amount of commerce each day.
Nathan got an early start in business and technology when he founded an online marketing company while still in high school. Since then he has worked as a program manager at Microsoft, engineer at OPNET Technologies, and lead developer at Batiq. Nathan graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
How Airbnb Went Global and Local at the Same Time
“In 2012 international usage skyrocketed past U.S. usage on Airbnb which cemented the company as worldwide leader in travel. Because the Airbnb product bridges the online and offline worlds, accomplishing this took far more than just translating the website. Every department in the company has contributed to our international playbook. This presentation will summarize what was required to become the leader in delivering meaningful experiences to people in 192 countries.”