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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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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.

    Lemonade - the insurance disruptor combining technology and social impact | Enginears Podcast

    Lemonade - the insurance disruptor combining technology and social impact | Enginears Podcast

    - Lemonade hit 1 million customers faster than Netflix and Spotify.
    - Certified B-Corp delivering social impact
    - Automating a whole customer journey from sign-up / authentication through to speed and accuracy of quotes and pay-outs!
    - Why Data is so key to your business and how you can make better informed decisions
    - Lemonade’s Makers programme and introducing engineers into the business.

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    • 35 min
    A universal all-in-one intelligent payments shopping app | Enginears Podcast

    A universal all-in-one intelligent payments shopping app | Enginears Podcast

    - An intro in to Nate and the business
    - Shifting from a B2B focus into a B2C platform and also a soft launch in the USA.
    - We discussed four key components that make up Nate – Consumer, Automation, Partnership and Platform.
    - Migration to Kubernetes
    - Engineering Culture – Nate Company Values, fostering a culture free from judgement/hierarchical status to empower innovation, along with “Personal Growth Fridays” and how they spin off into real-world developing projects.
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    • 41 min
    One-click payments with Payflow | Enginears Podcast

    One-click payments with Payflow | Enginears Podcast

    - Challenges for building a multi-regional payment architecture.
    - Compliance and Regulatory challenges that come with cross-border payments.
    - Changes in customer / employee habits to accessing money.
    - Leveraging their tech stack and dealing with scale and resiliency.

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    • 40 min
    Incident.io and Observability | Enginears Podcast

    Incident.io and Observability | Enginears Podcast

    We discuss Chris, Pete, and Stephen’s work at Monzo open-sourcing their incident software, and how they decide to move into starting their own company.

    - What is incident management?
    - Cost of an unclear incident process.
    - Building a new incident process.
    - What problems are the team trying to solve and why?
    - A fascinating description of the technology and people risks in your business and the insights Incident can give you.
    - The future of observability?

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    • 39 min
    TravelPerk and the route to VP of Engineering | Enginears Podcast

    TravelPerk and the route to VP of Engineering | Enginears Podcast

    Engineering landscape and the engineering culture TravelPerk are fostering

    - Industry engineering hiring trends
    - Understanding TravelPerk's talent acquisition mindset
    - How are you working on retention and growth of people?
    - How do you invest in engineering?
    - The route to VP of Engineering.
    - Challenges, failures / learnings.

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    • 48 min
    Building chat messaging functions and API feeds for 1.5 Billion users | Enginears Podcast

    Building chat messaging functions and API feeds for 1.5 Billion users | Enginears Podcast

    Stream are the #1 chat API for custom messaging apps and started off building activity feeds and slowly started introducing chat messaging API’s which feeds large-volumes of their traffic. Jeroen and Alexei took us on a journey to understand some of the challenges around latency, scalability and mobile performance.

    A great discussion which feeds into end-to-end challenges of the platform and why they are critical to one another, especially in an API first product.

    - We discuss vertical v horizontal scaling through different API/chat activities.
    - Building 3 SDK’s for mobile and importance of CX.

    Jeroen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leenarts/
    Alexei: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexei-kozlenok-8072b21/

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    • 40 min

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