We in the engineering team at thetrainline.com 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
Over the past year there have been a huge number of changes and improvements carried out by the engineering teams at thetrainline.com, 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.
In all there were 16 sessions of around 15-20 minutes each, with presenters from almost every team within the IDG (engineering) department.