Episode 28: How Airbnb built its internal data catalog

About this episode

What’s the secret behind Airbnb’s famously data-driven culture? It’s the company’s ability to provide all employees – not just the ‘data people’ – the ability to discover, understand, and trust data.

Join Juan, Tim, and special guest Jeff Feng, product lead at Airbnb, to learn how the vacation experience juggernaut designed and developed its enterprise data catalog, DataPortal.

Whether you’re still unclear on the business value of a data catalog, or debating whether to build or buy, do not miss this episode.

This episode features
  • The good, bad, and ugly of a build-it-yourself data catalog
  • How data democratization can promote data literacy and deliver business value
  • Juan talking about how much he misses flying

Special Guests:

Jeff Feng

Jeff Feng

Product Lead, Airbnb


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