Meetups are one of our favourite events at trivago. They give us the opportunity to learn, share knowledge & experience, as well as network with fellow professionals and enthusiasts in the industry and community.
A tech conference is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, geeks, and wizards who come together to share their magic spells (aka tech knowledge), cast some illusions (aka demos), and talk about the future of technology in a professional yet humorous way. It's a place where you can explore the latest tech trends, make new connections, and have a great time with like-minded individuals. So, pack your wizard hat and prepare to be inspired by our tech conference called trivago Tech GetTogether (TGT)!
What triggered you to choose the career you are in and still inspires you in your path today?
Role models are often sources of aspirations and inspirations in our careers. Unfortunately, in this day and age, women are still underrepresented in Tech careers. This impacts the capability of future generations, as well as those women who may want or need to reconvert into Tech professions. Many teams, — and companies as a whole — do not profit from the benefits of diversity and miss out on valuable talents. A white paper by eco-Association of the Internet highlights: “In order to get more women interested in IT and technology, the visibility of female role models plays a central role. This is underlined by both studies and empirical experiences of female IT professionals” (eco - Association of the Internet) .
As a part of the series of posts already mentioned on WARP - A Web Application Rewrite Project, we are disclosing our process of making technical decisions. We hope that you find this process helpful. Maybe you can even pull something out for your own projects.
You have always been an engineer, solving problems and writing code. Now, there is an opportunity to become an engineering manager. You are interested.
However, questions arise.
One of the many responsibilities of a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), is to ensure uptime, availability and in some cases, consistency of the product. In this context, the product refers to the website, APIs, microservices, and servers. This responsibility of keeping the product up and running becomes particularly interesting if the product is used around the world 24 hours every day like trivago. And just like in the medical profession, someone has to be on call to react on failures and outages outside of the office hours.
At trivago, we run webservices with complex backends in different regions around the globe 24/7. Our system is being iterated and developed on a daily basis. Naturally, mistakes will be made and something will break eventually. Engineers being on-call are the first responders to issues with negative impact on our users and the business.
trivago is the home to 500+ tech specialists from all corners of the globe – each with their own unique background and story of how they ended up here. Our trivago Tech Check-in series focuses on individual engineers' experience during their time at trivago. In this edition, you'll meet Mohammad Abed – a frontend software engineer who has been with trivago for 11 months now and is working on our Express Booking product.
In the middle of summer 2021, we hosted one of our favourite annual events of the year - trivago Tech Week! This year’s tech week had a new, hybrid format, featuring a wide variety of talks and exchange forums, hosted both by internal talents and external speakers. To make things even more engaging, the week included virtual opportunities for talents to gather and converse across departments, a gaming tournament and a highly anticipated live-music concert to tie everything together!
While engineering, we fix bugs, create new systems, build workflows and establish processes. Our job is to change things. Changing things can involve mistakes that ultimately lead to the failure of a particular system. To learn from these failures, a retrospective is helpful to get to the root of this problem. In the tech industry, a Blameless PostMortem is the right tool for this job.
Five years ago trivago started to build guilds – small communities dedicated to certain topics or technologies – as a need arose to organize the collaboration of more than a hundred developers on a wide range of topics. You can read more about how we started in the previous blog posts Part I and Part II.
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:
What does Data Science at trivago look like in practice? Which major challenges have we encountered as a travel-tech company since the COVID-19 outbreak? What's it like to work in Data Science at trivago? In this Q&A with James Neaves (Business Intelligence Lead), Andrea Fernandez (Data Science Team Lead), and Sheetij Jain (Product Manager in User Profiling) we'll answer all these questions and more.
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!