In early 2015 we started an official data visualization team at Uber. The idea behind it: deliver intelligence through crafting visual exploratory data analysis tools for Uber’s datasets. Every day, Uber manages billions of GPS locations. Every minute, our platform handles millions of mobile events. Every time we don’t use technology to analyze and interpret this information is an opportunity missed to better understand our business.
Since its inception, the data visualization team in Uber Engineering has grown from myself and one engineer to a fully stacked team of 15. The skills of data visualization specialists span from computer graphics to information design, covering creative technology and web platform development as well. Our team focuses on areas from visual analytics to mapping, and framework development to public-facing data visualizations.