thetrainline.com at Silicon Milkroundabout 6.0 – November 17th 2013

We (the tech team at thetrainline.com) 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!

thetrainline at Silicon Milk 2013

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

Trainline Engineering at Silicon Milkroundabout 5.0

The Trainline Engineering team attended Silicon Milkroundabout 5.0, the tech hiring event held at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on Sunday, May 12th, 2013. It was a great event, well organised and with excellent turnaround of quality job seekers.

thetrainline at Silicon Milk 2013

thetrainline at Silicon Milk 2013 – I’m on the left šŸ™‚

The event’s participants are mostly startups, but also more established companies attended likeĀ StackExchange,Ā yammer, king and us at thetrainline.com. This year many startups gravitated towards recruiting mobile applications development skills alongside more traditional javascript, php and design skills. It was an excellent opportunity for informal conversations with fellow companies, which resulted in several invitations to present at meet-up events.

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

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

How do eBay, IBM, Morgan Stanley, and EasyJet view the Cloud?

This is a report back from Cloud Expo Europe 2013 where keynoteĀ talks from IBM, eBay, EasyJet to Morgan Stanley gave a view of how far the cloud has been adopted. In short, the cloud has ‘landed’; it is no longer hype or on the bleeding edge but is being used in organisations both large and small.Ā For some businesses it is still early days but many are carrying outĀ implementationsĀ to understand the tools and processes they need in order to use the cloud, as well as theĀ organisation changes required.

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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 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 ā€˜lift the bonnetā€™ 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.

thetrainline.com 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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