Couchsurfing

We’ve Been Listening: Our major website rebuild and what it fixes

The Couchsurfing website is a powerful tool that members use to make incredible connections each day. But its infrastructure is old. Really old – Couchsurfing’s codebase dates back a decade (approximately an eternity, in website time). We’ve been rebuilding the site’s infrastructure (which also powers our mobile applications) behind the scenes for the past several months. Meanwhile, our millions of members continue to use the old system. As many of you know, our current site is very difficult to improve upon without causing new and different problems. It’s a bit of a house of cards, and building new things on top of … Read More

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Couchsurfing in Austin: In the Wild with Jen Billock

Staff in the Wild is a Couchsurfing program that seeks to connect the staff at HQ with the community at large. We’re hosting travelers, organizing events, and will be out … Read More

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Beta testing is underway!

Feedback from the Couchsurfing community is always a critical part of our process as we make changes (and hopefully improvements) to the website and mobile apps. Every time we work … Read More

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Thanks to two stars in our community

Couchsurfing Headquarters is saying farewell – for now – to two members of our staff. Massimo Bennardo and Martina Steinman both left their full time positions with the company this … Read More

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Couchsurfing HQ Leadership Update

Last October, I took on the role of Interim CEO during a time of extraordinary change at Couchsurfing. Since then I’ve been working with our team to address longstanding technical … Read More

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