NileGuide Hires Technology Veterans from Netflix and SidestepPress Releases — By Amy Widdowson on September 2, 2010 at 7:38 am
San Francisco, CA: NileGuide today announced the hiring of two technology leaders to their team, VP of Engineering Peter Alley and Director of Software Development Nick Atkins.
Peter takes the reins of NileGuide’s dynamic tech team, with a long history of start-up leadership. Prior to NileGuide, Peter was Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, where he managed the Streaming Infrastructure group (among others), which helped bring Netflix content to the cloud. Prior to Netflix, he held executive roles at Edge Dynamics, LivePlanet, Excite, and Classified2000. He also spent six years at Apple Computer, helping develop the world’s first PDA, the Newton.
Nick joins NileGuide from the company he co-founded, Voyij, where he designed and implemented a next-generation search engine for travel deals. Prior to Voyij, Nick was the lead engineer for the Faretracker software at Sidestep, prior to their acquisition by Kayak. Nick has also held senior technical roles at Netscape and IBM among others
“NileGuide is committed to innovating and breaking new ground in the online travel category with a compelling user experience,” said CEO Josh Steinitz. “Peter and Nick both bring years of consumer web experience, a passion for serving customers, and deep technology expertise and will help take our company to the next level.”
Through a global network of local experts and content partnerships with many of the world’s most trusted travel publishers, NileGuide provides a one-stop resource for the best travel recommendations on the web. NileGuide’s web site and mobile applications offer access to hundreds of thousands of points of interest around the world, including hotels, activities, restaurants and suggested itineraries. The company’s technology helps travelers filter their content to find recommendations based on preferences such as “local recommended,” “off the beaten path,” or “family friendly.” For more information, visit NileGuide’s Press Room.
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