I'm really looking forward to the follow up posts, espiacially the process is intriguing. Being an Ops guy myself I aleeady see now a lot of challenges and also fun in this.
Also nice note: Traditional taxis don't have that problem (in a positive sense). Having a learning and intelligent network of drivers reacting tobthese paterns and acting them allows them to achieve availability, in less efficient and less customer friendly way. Another advantage taxis is fixed pick-up locations (at least they exist in Germany). This allows traditional taxis to shape demand on the location level. By provding cuatomers a more convenient solution Uber now is forced to actively plan on both axis.
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Some frontend developers should really care more about the identifiers they use...
Says the guy inspecting Slawek's markup.
Gives me hope I could work there one day as an econometrics graduate :)
I'd say my only observation has been economists who also meet the bar as software engineers are a force to be reckoned with.