Pinterest’s head of engineering outlines platform future; hints about API

Pinterest might come off to some as just another social network of digital boards teeming with frilly white dresses, gluten-free recipes, and tips for getting super-toned abs.

But it’s also a virtual gold mine for brands and marketers from all corners of business given that the site is just brimming with data.

During a whiteboard session at the startup’s new 3-story headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA district on Wednesday, the Pinterest engineering team explained where the growing platform is going next with all of that information.

Jon Jenkins, head of engineering at Pinterest, who was at Amazon for nearly a decade prior to joining Pinterest last September, broke down the recent history of the social network’s infrastructure in a nutshell:

SOURCE: zdnet.com