The Optibus Blog

Thoughts about scheduling, planning, mass transit, technology, algorithms and more.

Women and Computers: Interview with Maya Cahana, Optibus

Maya Cahane, a back-end developer at Optibus, discusses what brought her to the field of technology and whether there...

Build Fast, Roll Out Carefully

As an innovative SaaS tech company, we want to continuously build and improve our platform at a rapid pace, enabling...

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Don’t Take Cover, Reduce the “Blast Radius” Instead

At some point, things will go wrong in production. It’s inevitable, and you should plan for it to assure that, when it...

Building an MVP for a Nuclear Plant

Today, most SaaS platforms are built using agile methods — by releasing new features in short iterations and following...

To Open Source or Not To Open Source? That Is the Question

At some point in their engineering career, nearly everyone builds an internal tool and thinks that it would make a good...

Optibus CTO Eitan Yanovsky on How to Make Smart Decisions When So Much Is Unknown

This subject came to me while having a fun night with the team. We participated in a guided painting session, where we...

Handling Burst Scale-Out With ‘Function as a Service’

At Optibus, we’ve created a cloud-based platform that solves the very challenging problem of planning and scheduling...

Continuous Deployment in Mission-Critical Enterprise SaaS Software

Continuous deployment in mission-critical enterprise SaaS software sounds scary, right? How do you make sure (as much...

Understanding the Algorithmic Challenges of EV Optimization

Why EV Public Transit Scheduling is Different The global drive to decrease fossil fuel dependency and resulting policy...

Can We Optimize City Transportation Better Than A Museum Robber Could?

Occasionally we hear about a famous museum heist, and maybe we wonder how it was done. I can’t explain how the...

SaaS Vs. On-Premises For Public Transportation Software: Total Cost Of Ownership And More

Historically, public transit agencies and operators have been using on-premises software to manage their operations...

How We Use FaaS To Optimize Mass Transit: Running Distributed Algorithms At “Infinite” Scale

Optibus creates a continuous plan for mass transit: city-wide planning and scheduling – determining where every vehicle...

The Four Ps Of Great Technology Workplaces: Why Optibus Is My Favorite Place In A 20-Year Career

Think of it, if you were looking for a new job in technology right now, which criteria would be on top of your list? My...

Mass Transit Optimization For Buses: The Depot Problem

One of the great things about working for Optibus is the ability to apply math to the solution of real world problems....