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We’re building a community that combines engineering and technology. We explore the infrastructures and architectures of different companies to provide insight, in turn, sharing knowledge and creating discussion.
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In this episode:- Breaking down the accounting part of the business and the journey from 2016 to 2020- In 2020, Spendesk were approved their banking licence and decided to build their own bank to unlock value for customers- Macro-services vs Micro-services- Why latency and tech/product resiliency is so important in banking?- Training engineers to think in eventsPrefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Dott are a European micro-mobility operator specialising in e-scooters & e-bikes.We talked to Evan about their Rider Gateway, Scaling Mobile Applications, Utilising Data at Dott.Careers - https://ridedott.com/careersPrefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
WeTransfer help thousands securely share and download files in seconds.Antoine is a Technical Lead at WeTransfer, we talked about; introducing SWIFT into their Collect app and their launch of the new WeTransfer file sharing app.Check out WeTransfer at: https://wetransfer.com/Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
TicketSwap are an e-ticket marketplace, offering a safe way to sell second hand tickets.We talk about; domain driven design, technical hiring and TicketSwap’s products.Pascals Blog - https://www.pascaldevink.nl/DDD Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Implementing-Domain-Driven-Design-Vaughn-Vernon/dp/0321834577Nick Tune’s Blog - https://medium.com/nick-tune-tech-strategy-blog/turning-domain-discovery-into-product-and-organizational-improvements-with-a-ddd-exemplar-9e759c365a9eTicketSwap jobs - http://jobs.ticketswap.comPrefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Cord help automate the labelling of data for machine learning modelsWe talk about; micro models, training data and computer visionCord are hiring – https://cord.tech/careersCords recent funding – https://venturebeat.com/2021/06/15/cord-raises-4-4m-to-automate-computer-vision-annotation-processes/Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Andy helps us break down Cuvva’s platform from a product/design and engineering perspective”- Andy helps us break down Cuvva’s subscription service and some of the engineering decisions behind that?- Pre-launch of the service and Cuvva decided to use Go (New for us on the pod!) – Andys talk to us a little bit about Go and the leverage that gave Cuvva as a team // decisions they took.- Cuvva’s approach to testing is refreshing, help us understand;- Pen testing- Securityhttps://hackerone.com/cuvva?type=teamhttps://cuvva.pinpointhq.com/#js-care... Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Ravelin’s technology helps detect and prevent fraudulent paymentsWe talk about; approving transactions for Deliveroo & Glovo, the balance between accuracy vs latency of payments and personalised training modelsRavelin are hiring - https://www.ravelin.com/careersIf you're keen to share your story, please reach out to us!Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Inflammatory behaviour is rife on Twitter and any social media platform at the moment. Astroscreen have built ML models to raise the alarm for information warfare; Fake Accounts, Bot Detection, inflammatory behaviour/language.We take Astroscreen on that journey of explaining to us how they moved from a bot classification platform to full misinformation analysis and how that shift in mindset happened.We understand the complexity around building some of the models and what they are designed to do.We understand a little bit about the architecture/infrastructure (AWS, SageMaker, Google Bert etc).And much more..Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Plum are a market leader in money management, they help customers automate savings and invest their money.We talked about; migrating to GCP, implementing AI into their product, open banking integrations and calibrating talent!Plum are crowdfunding - https://withplum.com/crowdfunding-2021/Plum are hiring - https://apply.workable.com/withplum/?lng=enPrefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
Two bright young founders (Ex-Uber and Palantir) frustrated with the subjectiveness in interviews and a lack of ability to look at the data. They built Metaview to better understand conversations analytics in interviews.Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
This week we’re joined by Luis Souza at FindHotel, who last year managed 2 million bookings on their platform! We talked about; their Growth Model, Maker vs. Manager and Meta-searching.Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
We’ll be covering; some of the use cases, SLAMcore’s SDK and the engineering challenges around sensor calibration and mapping.- Intro on Pablo, an overview of SLAMcore and your role.- We learn more about SLAM and their SDK around object recognition, mapping, positioning.- We also discuss the hardware, sensors and algorithms so get involved and listen!Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
How did Hopin build a live online events management platform? In this video, we speak with Joao Fernandes, the Engineering Manager at Hopin, and explore topics around how Hopin were able to build a virtual events platform capable of hosting events for hundreds of thousands of people!Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
What really is a noSQL database? In this podcast we talk databases with RavenDB to understand how they built their world leading nonSQL database, capable of handling a million reads per second. With applications ranging from RavenDB on a Raspberry Pi to Fortune 500 companies.Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
How did SurePay build a secure payments verification system that is capable of checking as much as 350,000 payment requests a day? In this podcast we talk about SurePay and their challenges around security, payments in the cloud, and scaling SurePay to handle HUGE amounts of payment security checks a day!Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
So, how are CausaLens creating digital transformation using AI? In this podcast, we talk about CausaLens, their leading Causal AI platform, and how they use Machine Learning and AI to solve problems for businesses in finance, in our post covid world, and much more!Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
How did Codat, the tech scale-up, really build a reliable, heavy loading, financial API? In this podcast, we talk about building a financial API from the ground up, get insights into the engineering challenges at Codat, and understand how Codat used simple technologies to transform themselves into a successful scale-up company.Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
What did we talk about?- Building the bare bones of the web/mobile applications with PHP/iOS- Why is it so important to get something to market for a start-up?- Talk to us about being early stage but having to think about technical challenges in 2-3 years' time?- We discuss what that iteration/review process looks like for a startup?- Discussing the decision to move to Serverless? How does that leverage the power you need for NearSt?- Discussing COVID and how you’re constantly reinventing your product wheel to stay relevant!?Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
We’ll be covering; the 9-month journey from their first line of code to the first transaction, building their own payment rails, improving banking performance and low latency, and offering this knowledge through a B2B BaaS product.  What did we talk about?- What were the challenges here?- What tech did you go with and why?- What were the main trade-offs?- If someone’s listening who’s doing this what would Marius’ advice be?Here’s a few links:Hay LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hellohay/Hay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellohay.coHay Technology recruiting email: Technologyrecruting@hay.coMy LinkedIn if people want to say hi: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marius-telespan/Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
*Imagine cryptocurrencies and other assets at the click of a finger in your favourite investment apps.What did we talk about?Understanding Upvest’s mission.Building an embedded finance model.Difference between Securities/Digital assets.Upvest’s technical orientation.Upvest’s engineering culture and how to create one.Prefer to watch your podcasts? Check us out on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3dCMPRb You can also find us on Twitter at: http://bit.ly/36cTJYr
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