Trainline celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

inwed-01It’s International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED17) and although at Trainline we dig great engineering all year round, today we’re especially celebrating the diversity of our team and the successes of our brilliant women engineers. Better still, we’re sharing their stories to inspire more young women to investigate the amazing opportunities open to them in engineering and technology.


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Who better to tell their engineering stories than them? So…

What does engineering mean to you?


Engineering to me means building a solution to serve a purpose

Jo Amarlapudi, Mobile QA Engineer

What I love in engineering is the intellectual challenge it poses to me and the opportunity to be creative and solve problems that can impact people in real life.

Marta Ludovico, Agile Developer

Being empowered to help create something valuable every day

Karen Parish, Agile Business Analyst


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Karen Parish, Agile Business Analyst, discusses the importance of transparency in Engineering at Trainline Engineering Summit 17

Engineering = curiosity. It is the way you see the world. The need to figure out what’s hidden behind each and every object, how it works and noticing how awesome it is

Aleksandra Koloczek, Platform Operations Engineer

Problem solving, building things our users love and learning new things every day

Natalie Akam, Agile UI Developer

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Natalie Akam, Agile UI Developer, speaking at Trainline’s Engineering Summit 17

Solving new challenges with creativity and passion…and working my butt off to understand my job!

Xuan-Thi Nguyen, Software Engineer

Being an artisan or “craftwoman” of our times, as people in the iron age used to make beautiful and useful tools with iron, we now make beautiful and useful things with code.

Teresa Jimenez Arreola, Agile Mobile Developer Android

What being an engineer means to me? It puts my creativity and imagination at the world’s service by evolving and improving people’s lives through technology

Nisha Chaganlal, Agile Developer


Clare Gilmartin, CEO, speaks at NOAH Berlin 17 on technology in the travel industry and the importance of diversity at Trainline to create high-performing teams

To be an engineer is to join a culture dedicated to being open-minded, creative and wanting to continuously learn and adapt.

Laura Willis, IT Support Engineer

To me, it’s looking for efficient solutions to any kind of problem you face in your day.

Marion Mère, Software Engineer

Promote diversity, show that amazing things can happen when we are involved in this “majority male” domain.

Audrey Sobgou, iOS Engineer

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Some of our tech-loving women headed to Women of Silicon Roundabout earlier this year at Silicon Milkroundabout 6.0 – November 17th 2013

We (the tech team at will be at the Silicon MilkRoundabout recruitment fair on 17th November 2013, between 12 noon and 5pm. The event is at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.

Drop by and visit us on stand 17, and have a chat about what we’re up to!

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We were at Silicon MilkRoundabout 5.0, so look out for our dark blue stand.

Engineering Day Feb 2013 – WebPerf, Service Versioning, Deployments, Chef, and more

We in the engineering team at hold an ‘open day’ every six months to share what we do with other (less ‘techy’) teams in the company. The most recent Engineering Day, in February 2013, saw members of the HR, Legal, Commercial, Marketing, Finance, and other teams (plus our Exec) attend presentations and demonstrations from members of our tech teams covering: web performance, service versioning, deployments, infrastructure automation, testing, ticket retailing, and even a workshop on ‘How to build your own website‘. Continue reading

Engineering Day – Lifting the Bonnet

Over the past year there have been a huge number of changes and improvements carried out by the engineering teams at, so we techies decided to invite the non-techies within the company to a day of talks and demos on 28th September to ‘lift the bonnet’ and explain what we get up to; to showcase some of the work we have been doing to improve user experience, speed up deployments, reduce operational costs, and generally Make Things Better. Engineering Day - posters

In all there were 16 sessions of around 15-20 minutes each, with presenters from almost every team within the IDG (engineering) department.

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Hello from the engineering team at

We’re excited to be launching this blog covering the work done by the engineering team at, the UK’s foremost retailer of train tickets online, which runs one of the busiest web infrastructures in the UK.

Expect details of how we build and deploy our software, how we record and display metrics, how we design, configure and operate the system, and how we diagnose and fix errors in the software, networks, hardware, infrastructure and system architecture.

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