Preply is a global marketplace for online tutoring. We help people around the globe to learn faster with the world’s best 1-on-1 online tutors. Preply is a US company with its main product development office in Kiev, Ukraine. Most of our customers are in the US and Europe, and we plan to begin expanding to Asia later this year. Our mobile presence is a big component of our expansion plans.
We’re are building the global leader in online tutoring. As Booking.com and AirBnB changed the travel space, as eBay changed e-commerce, and as Uber has changed personal transportation, our mission is to change the way that people learn. We have an exceptionally talented team, and we’re located in the heart of one of the most appealing cities in Europe. Kiev combines a low cost of living, with a dynamic startup community.
Our software stack currently mainly consists of a combination of Python/Django and Backbone.js backed by Postgres, with few supporting projects written in NodeJS/Python. We host on AWS and use a lot of its technical stack. We are open for using other modern technologies and will be happy to find a place for them in our architecture. We believe that interesting and challenging tasks are the main factor in developers performance. Some of high-level challenging tasks for our development team are: to optimize for speed and performance, implement recommending system for matching, integrating with some of Google APIs (video chat, calendar), integrate payment processing and payouts (we accept bitcoins and want to automate that) and others (obviously, we have regular tasks like writing tests or tackling with Django Admin, but we always try to keep a balance).
Sometimes our team members have time to write technical articles, here are a few of them:
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