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Cindy Woodson Recounts Her Heritage Journey with WayNative Employee Resource Group in Light of Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States, an opportunity to celebrate the richness of Native and Indigenous history, culture, and traditions. WayNative, Wayfair’s North American Native and Indigenous Employee Resource Group (ERG), focuses on creating an inclusive environment that supports indigenous populations and offers a space for conversation within the community.
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As most everyone knows by now, Wayfair is a major e-commerce company focused on furniture and home goods. What you may not be aware of are the many technical elements happening behind the scenes to ensure that 22 million products are delivered to you on time. This is an area I’m familiar with as I work in Wayfair’s International Supply Chain Engineering (ISC) department. A relatively new group, our journey began with a significant realization—we needed to break our monolith into microservices. Specifically, we needed to manage authorization across all of our new microservices. The answer was the Oso authorization framework. For this blog, I’ll walk through the steps we took to make these changes. This includes how we initially broke apart our monorepo, the process of writing a proof of concept with Oso, and how we moved to production with the support and collaboration of Oso’s engineers.
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If you've searched on Google or Bing for an item to make your home just right for you, and came across an ad for Wayfair, then you've already experienced our Wayfair Ads Bidding Platform in action! This post dives into the details of why we built this platform, how it evolved, its core building blocks, and plans for future enhancements.
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Wayfair increased its Deploy Frequency - the rate at which we ship new functionality to customers - by 490% between January 2019 and June 2021.
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The following blog outlines how the Database team at Wayfair took a principles based approach to transforming how our Engineers interact with and manage their database infrastructure; moving from a largely operational world to one that is characterized by choice and autonomy.
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Some experiments at Wayfair can last 60 days or more. To speed up learning in experiments while still optimizing for long term rewards, our team developed a data science platform called Demeter, that uses ML models to forecast longer term KPIs based on customer activity in the short term. In this post we provide an overview for Demeter and its theoretical foundation in causal inference
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, and Wayfair believes security education and awareness is a critical component of our overall security program. This blog will outline how Wayfair’s Cybersecurity Awareness Program educates employees on how to act securely in the workplace and in their personal lives.
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