One of my favorite events throughout the year is the trivago tech get together. It's the one time where we all get together to celebrate tech. Here are some impressions from 2019:
This is part two of our series about trivago engineer's side projects. The first part is here.
As always, take a look and feel free to reach out to any of them if you'd like to exchange on any of their topics!
Fanatic learning is one of trivago's core values that forms a fundamental part of our engineering culture. It's very valuable to have curious minds around you that connect the dots to come up with new ideas and love to exchange knowledge on various topics. Since many of our engineers are involved in their own initiatives and projects outside work, we decided to introduce you to some of these side projects. The goal is to recognize their achievements and share their knowledge with our broader tech community. Take a look and feel free to reach out to any of them if you'd like to exchange on any of their topics!
After 15 years as a game/application developer and trainer, Benjamin decided to make test automation his career. He's currently a Test Automation Engineer in trivago's core QA team. Benjamin is also the author and maintainer of two open source projects for Cucumber BDD parallel test execution and reporting. He is an occasional speaker at conferences on testing and automation.
We strongly believe in sharing knowledge not only internally, but also with the tech community around the world. This is one of the reasons why we support Open Source software through development and sponsorship. For example, we are the second biggest supporter on Open Collective and we have a ton of our own Open Source projects too. (Check out our Open Source page for more info.)
We are originally from South Korea and we've been in Germany for about three years.
We often check the Facebook and Instagram posts from Life at trivago, so we could easily find out about trivago Tech Camp 2019 through social media.
On the 11th of November 2017 trivago hosted a Hackathon at NASDAQ's MarketSite in New York. The winners were awarded with a trip to Europe to visit trivago's offices as well as conference tickets for The Next Web, Amsterdam. We invited the winners to our office where we got the chance to interview them about their Hackathon experience.
Hackathons! That’s where you feel super excited about creating something interesting, or useful, or just entertaining. They are a great way to encourage creativity and teamwork. Recently, trivago hosted a Python Hackathon in collaboration with the Python Usergroup Düsseldorf. The event was a full success!
Sometimes advertisements just have to be bold.
You might have found, that most job ads are quite generic. They lack a personal note. Why apply at a company, when even the job description sounds boring?
At trivago we store a subset of our realtime metric data in InfluxDB and we are quite impressed by the load it can handle. Despite all the joy, we had to learn some lessons the hard way. It is pretty easy to overload the database or the web browser by executing queries that return too many datapoints. To prevent that, we wrote Protector - a circuit breaker for Time series databases that blocks malicious queries.
Last weekend, the Python Hackathon Düsseldorf took place at trivago's office. Although we were only five people we had a lot of fun. I took the chance to brush up my Python skills a little bit. Also I wanted to scratch an itch that was bugging me for a long time: our housekeeping book.