Developer at heart, an executive returns to her roots at a hackathon
Melissa Yang broke in as a developer. After working her way through the ranks at Expedia as a business development director, she guided Escapia as CTO before its acquisition by HomeAway.
Now she is co-founder and CTO at Beijing-based Tujia, China’s online vacation rental leader in one of the travel industry’s hottest sectors, the sharing economy.
So, just for fun, she stopped by THack @ China for six hours last weekend to hang out with her peeps … developers.
Melissa was one of three volunteer judges for THack @ China, along with Chris Lai, investment partner at Innovation Works, and Sherri Wu, international business development director at Alibaba Group.