Couchsurfing

Announcing the “New Inbox” on Couchsurfing

We roll out updates to Couchsurfing on a regular basis – this time we’re releasing an entirely n ... Read More

What’s changed on Couchsurfing?

Short Answer? Everything. We rebuilt the entire platform, from the web servers to the databases. The previous website was built – largely by volunteers – over a ten-year period. As … Read More

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The future of Couchsurfing is on the way!

We’re about to launch a brand new Couchsurfing – a new website, new mobile apps, and a completely new technical infrastructure. Hear what CEO Jennifer Billock has to say about … Read More

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An all new Couchsurfing is coming next week

Big changes are coming to Couchsurfing. Next week we’ll be unveiling an entirely new website and updated iOS and Android apps – we have rebuilt our entire technical infrastructure from … Read More

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Inside the Rebuild – Couchsurfing engineers and beta testers at work

We’ve written before about why Couchsurfing’s technology needs an update – and about the members who continue to test and provide feedback on our new site. Let’s take a behind-the-scenes … Read More

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Rebuilding our technical infrastructure

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. Read More

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