Airbnb's Photo Stack

Joe Zadeh (Airbnb)
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What started with two young founders snapping pictures over a weekend has developed into one an operation of global proportions. With over 3,000 photographers all around the world, professional photography has grown into one of Airbnb’s most important differentiators for host activation, security and design. Learn how Airbnb turned a pilot program into one of the largest collections of home interior photos in the world.

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Joe Zadeh


Joe Zadeh (a.k.a. “Joebot”) is Lead of Product & Innovation at Airbnb, a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world. Much of his efforts are focused on keeping engineering and design tightly integrated to enable world-class online and offline experiences. He joined the company as an engineer when the entire product development team worked out of a bedroom in a San Francisco apartment. In a previous life, Joe was a research scientist and holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Caltech and a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

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