My name is Florian (Flo) Andes, I am the Technical Program Manager on the Partner API Platform at Airbnb.
I joined Airbnb in 2016, not long after the Partner API Platform inception in 2015, and right before the software partner program launched in 2017. At that time, the Partner API team had 3 Software Engineers working on a pretty controversial idea - to allow external software companies to connect with Airbnb. Nobody at that time on the team had done this before and Airbnb was still considered a travel site for private rooms. In a way, we were cereal entrepreneurs, just like our founders when they started Airbnb. Fast forward, the program attracted an active partner community of industry leading software providers across the globe.
Being a TPM at Airbnb since the early days of the program has always been something very special to me. This role allowed me to participate in hyper growth with the opportunity to build an entire technical program from scratch, as well as contribute my part to the bigger company mission of creating a world where anyone can belong anywhere. These two things combined in one role are very unique to find. Frankly speaking, Airbnb is a very special place for me.
I’m looking forward to connecting and growing with like-minded people in the industry.