Recently, Duolingo hit a milestone that we are very proud of: our incoming software engineer hires from universities have reached a 50:50 gender ratio. This is a significant achievement in light of the historical gender imbalance in the tech industry. However, it didn’t happen by chance....
by Jeesoo Sohn on Thu 11 January 2018
by Masato Hagiwara on Thu 16 November 2017
Today, we officially launched Duolingo’s Chinese course for English speakers – one of the most highly anticipated course launches in our five-year history.
by Michaela Kron on Thu 12 October 2017
Our analysis last year of language-learning patterns around the world yielded some interesting findings. For example, did you know that Swedish is the top language studied on Duolingo in… Sweden? (While initially puzzling, it turns out that the strong influx of immigration to Sweden in recent years is the likely …
by Adam Hesterberg on Fri 29 September 2017
And Now for Something Completely Different
As a Mathematics PhD candidate at MIT, many might guess that I spent my summer doing academic research on computational geometry (or something of the sort).
Instead, I jumped at the opportunity to do something completely different with my summer: I accepted an internship …
by Conor Walsh on Wed 30 August 2017
Like many startups, Duolingo pays incredibly close attention to user metrics. We recently decided to look at resurrected users and made some startling discoveries.