Iterate Quickly and Test More, Turo's Car Sharing Service Depends On It

Episode 353 · September 26th, 2018 · 34 mins 34 secs

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Iterate quickly and let the product team test out ideas, says Adam Bovill, director of engineering at Turo, the car-sharing service that connects owners with travelers.

"If you can test ten, 15 or 100 ideas quickly and effectively you can find one, two, or ten that are good," said Bovill, adding that as the Turo team is working through ideas, their data science team comes up with different models to understand risk, pricing on vehicles. Turo has two different customers. They have owners, hosts and they put their cars on the platform. They make money when not using their cars. Then there are the people who are traveling who are needing a car. Hosts and owners both have different needs. Turo then uses algorithms to test those needs. New Relic has been used by Turo since its launch in 2012. They use the New Relic APM extensively, with New Relic getting 99 percent of their monitoring.