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Make Data Work
September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Erin Coffman

Erin Coffman
Data Scientist, Airbnb

Erin Coffman is the most tenured data scientist at Airbnb; she currently works for the Human team, which has a mission to house people in need, including evacuees of disasters and refugees. Erin has led data science and analytics initiatives across the company, including work with customer experience, legal, communications, and public policy. In 2016, she cofounded Data University, a company-wide data training program, in which over a quarter of the company has participated. Previously, she worked in education consulting and program management in Washington, DC. Erin holds a PhD in economics from Georgia State University and a BA in mathematics education and economics from Anderson University (IN). Erin is a proud Airbnb superhost, having welcomed nearly 1,000 guests since 2011. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, pub trivia, and golfing.


1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1E 10/11 Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Machine Learning in the enterprise, Retail and e-commerce
Erin Coffman (Airbnb)
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Airbnb has open-sourced many high-leverage data tools, including Airflow, Superset, and the Knowledge Repo, but adoption of these tools across the company was relatively low. Erin Coffman offers an overview of Data University, launched to make data more accessible and utilized in decision making at Airbnb. Read more.