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Interview for BrowserStack's Breakpoint 2020 Conference

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Breakpoint 2020 is a 4-day virtual summit on everything testing. It takes place on July 20-23, 2020. One of our engineers, Benjamin Bischoff will be giving a talk and BrowserStack did an interview with him! 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.

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Read 5 Tips to Boost Productivity When Working Remotely as an Engineer
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5 Tips to Boost Productivity When Working Remotely as an Engineer

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Throughout my career, I’ve had times where I worked 100% remotely. Overall working remotely can have benefits and even make you more productive as an engineer. I would like to share 5 tips that have worked very well for me. TLDR: Communicate more than you would normally do.

  1. Leverage working asynchronously This might seem as a disadvantage initially, but leverage that you are not communicating synchronously with each other. Use tools such as Drift, or any other video recording software to ask the other person questions.

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Read Accommodation Consolidation: How we created an ETL pipeline on cloud
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Accommodation Consolidation: How we created an ETL pipeline on cloud

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Imagine you go to your hotel for check-in and they say that your dog is not allowed even though the website clearly states that it is! trivago gets information about millions of accommodations from hundreds of partners and they keep on updating. There are many differences not just in the data format, but also in the data itself. There can be many discrepancies in the information and consolidating them can be a very complex process.

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Read Ask a Developer: Your Questions Answered
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Ask a Developer: Your Questions Answered

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We recently hosted a Q&A on our trivago tech Twitter and Life at trivago Instagram page, where we gave our followers the opportunity to ask our developers anything. Even though we tried to answer all of them on the day, we decided to compile some of the most recurring questions and their answers for you below! Getting a tech job at trivago Do you offer any opportunities for React developers? We don’t think in frameworks but in projects.

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Read An Open Door to Open Source: Relive our OSS Conference
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An Open Door to Open Source: Relive our OSS Conference

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A quick recap At the end of last year, to celebrate our continued sponsorship of the Open Source community, we hosted a small conference with special guests at our Düsseldorf campus. We initially hoped to welcome Tobias Koppers and Sean Larkin from Webpack, plus some internal speakers. What we didn’t expect was the huge amount of fantastic speakers who wanted to present their projects to the community. In the end, Sean unfortunately couldn’t make it but we did have a chance to welcome Marvin Hagemeister, Juan Picado, Norbert de Langen and Pia Mancini as speakers, plus our own amazing talents.

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Read Meet us at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium
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Meet us at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium

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FOSDEM in Brussels is one of our favorite conferences each year as it fully reflects our love for Free and Open Source software. 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.

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Read Open Source? trivago.
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Open Source? trivago.

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Open Source? trivago. When we announced our renewal of our investment in Webpack and Babel last year, I found a tweet from Guillermo Rauch, CEO of zeit.co, one of the most interesting serverless computing companies at the moment. We’ve spoken before about how Open Source allows everyone to win and we’ve explained how Webpack and Babel are vital infrastructure projects that are essential to modern web development. All of that is still true and that is why we are continuing our investment in Babel and Webpack for another year.

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Read triversity - An Interview with two trivago Tech Camp Participants
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triversity - An Interview with two trivago Tech Camp Participants

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Gyumin Lee and Eunae Jang were participants in this year’s trivago Tech Camp. We did an interview with them to learn about their experiences and get some insights into the project development of triversity - a project management tool for university collaboration. Can you quickly introduce yourselves? We are originally from South Korea and we’ve been in Germany for about three years. How did you find out about the trivago Tech Camp?

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Read Kyle Simpson Teams up with trivago to create a JS Developer Excellence program
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Kyle Simpson Teams up with trivago to create a JS Developer Excellence program

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We have all seen the job ads that look for a “developer with at least 8 years of experience and a Computer Science degree”, a “JavaScript rockstar”, or somebody with “excellent command of technologies A, B, C, D, and E”. They are annoying in two ways. First, they are unrealistic. In today’s software developer job market, somebody fitting the above descriptions usually does not have to look for a job. Rather, the job has to find them.

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