• Let's talk about Flutter!

    Markgrafenstraße 12-14

    Join our event with the Flutter MeetUp Group! https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/flutter-berlin/events/261016228 Agenda: 19:00 Doors open 19:15: Welcome notes and After IO Updates about Flutter Talk 1: "WebViews on Flutter. Does it really work?" by Lara Martin "WebViews are not the most loved UI controllers, but they have been used on Android and iOS for a very long time. Now we are all building apps with Flutter, so what happened with our beloved WebViews? Thankfully thereʼs a plugin for that! Come and learn in this talk how WebViews are implemented on Flutter, how they work and what you can do with them." Break: Food and Drinks Talk 2: “Mastering the Theming in Flutter“ by Muhammed Salih Güler: "If you are into mobile development, you probably heard of Flutter. It's the new kid on the block and offers you a native cross-platform development environment. Even before the stable version, big companies like Alibaba decided to move their applications to Flutter. After it became stable, it got even more attention.One of the mottos of the Flutter was 'Developing beautiful applications in record time'. As we all know, for building a beautiful application, we need to understand the theming and how it works in platforms. In this talk we are going to talk about the base concepts of theming, how you can implement theming in Flutter by following the Material Guidelines and see how we can create a beautiful application." Social Time: Expand your network and meet the Flutter people!

  • How the same AI innovations used by Amazon can help you disrupt in your industry

    Join our MeetUp and get a sneak peak into the capabilities of Amazon Forecast and Personalize, two of the newest AI Services announced by AWS. These services build on 20+ years of AI/ML workloads at Amazon.com, and require no ML experience to use and get started. Our speaker is Zoe Hillemeyer from AWS in Seattle. Zoe is a senior business development manager for AI services at Amazon Web Services and works closely with customers and AWS service teams to envision and scope the future of the technologies that will create disruptive value for users. Zoe has spent the last 5 years working across the AI software spectrum, evaluating hundreds of use cases across industries and developing pre-trained, high-performing API services. She has been part of launching products and services in Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Understanding, Neural Machine Translation, Automatic Speech Recognition, and most recently in the domains of Personalization and Forecasting. She is ardent about pushing the boundaries of access to AI and democratizing the understanding and use of it to all users (technical and non-technical). During our MeetUp Zoe will discuss questions such as: - How AI/ML are shifting businesses like Axel Springer, and how you can learn more and get started - Easy ways to get your hands on the impact that these types of technologies can impact your business - How to scale to a shifting customer leveraging AI Services We're excited for you to join us. See you there! Doors: 18:15 Start: 18:30

  • Meetup: Developer Best Practice Club

    BILDBar

    Join our Developer Best Practice Club Meetup on December 3rd 2018! Our main speaker is Vitaly Friedman, who loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems. The topic of his talk? New Adventures In Front-End, 2018 Edition. The beast is alive! How do you feel about ASCII-alike CSS Grid layout with polyfluid sizing and ch unit? Do you feel itchy when it comes to building responsive HTML email layouts? What about the brave new world of dynamic static site generators and JAM stack? Have you ever tried to work around nested CSS Custom Properties, untamed 3rd-party scripts, shady service workers, multi-dimensional variable fonts and painfully outdated pattern libraries? Well, let’s bring it on! Beware: you will not be able to unlearn what you’ll learn in the session! Ah, one more thing, take the techniques with a grain of salt — we do not take responsibility for sleepless nights and nightmares caused by the content of this session.

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  • NLP applications @ Springer

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    This meetup will showcase the wide range of NLP activities at Axel Springer. Participation via: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/BerlinNLP/events/253751007/?eventId=253751007 Talk 1: General-purpose word embeddings with StarSpace We'll present StarSpace (https://github.com/facebookresearch/StarSpace), a model introduced last year by Facebook Research for training general-purpose embeddings. After an overview of some of the applications presented by the Facebook team in their paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.03856) with special reference to document similarity evaluation, we will present our own use case in the context of content-based recommendation. Speaker: Richard Lawrence, Senior Data Scientist at Axel Springer Talk 2: NLP applications @ Welt.de In this talk, we will speak about what problems we are solving with the help of NLP for one of the most popular newspapers in Germany - welt.de. We will present the different use cases, our approaches and the specific techniques, algorithms and libraries we are using. While taking an applied perspective, we will also touch technical topics such as conditional random fields, lemmatization vs. stemming or how are editors participate in training and optimizing our models. Speaker: Stoyan Stoyanov, Senior Software Engineer at WeltN24 GmbH

  • AWS and how your world is changing - Talks from Bonial & WeltN24

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    Hi all, one more try, here you go! Looking forward to seeing you. Best wishes Steffi Meetup for AWS users and fans. It´s a free event and drinks and pizza will be provided on the amazing rooftop terrace of the Penthouse. The talks will be in English. BONIAL - AWS and how your world is changing – insights and learnings of a transition process Moving into AWS infrastructure is exciting and full of learnings. Most of us faced already challenges in setting up infra in the right way, scalable, reliable and without wasting too much money at the same time. But what does that mean for our daily business? Are still the same colleagues responsible for the same tools? Who needs to wake up at night and why? How are you monitoring your applications in the right way? We’d like to give you some insights in our daily DevOps business at Bonial International and the cultural challenges we are facing day to day in this transition process. Speakers: Laurent Simon (DevOps and Architect at Bonial International), Melanie Illies (IT Project Manager at Bonial International) WeltN24 - Is Terraform worth the hype? If you are writing infrastructure code you must have heard of HashiCorp's Terraform, the magical tool which is ruling the cloud right now. In this talk we share our experience (good and bad) in the last year of using Terraform for managing our whole AWS infrastructure at welt.de We will talk about our way to design infrastructure code, avoid common pitfalls and handle growing complexity. Speakers: Stoyan Stoyanov, Michael Munsch (DevOps at welt.de, Gophers)

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  • Reminder >> Fail Forward: transforming @weltn24

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    Speaker Adam Vincze (Software Engineer) Moritz Zimmer (Software Engineer, Teamlead) Talk Our story, how we managed to turn around software development at DIE WELT, a typical 2013 enterprise tech wannabe, from an outsourced, underrated team of external coders into a highly efficient tribe of software engineers through a series of projects. We’ll share our failure stories and what we learned from them and would like to invite you to discuss your experiences with us. And of course DOCKER, CONWAY, CLOUD and MICROSERVICES (plus beer and pizza) This talk is targeted for developers as well as leaders/managers trying to make a change.

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  • Reminder: How AWS Helps to Establish a Cultural Change

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    Talk & meetup for AWS user and fans sponsored by Axel Springer / WeltN24. It´s a free event and drinks will be provided on the amazing rooftop terrace of the Penthouse. The talks will be in English. Speaker: Lajos Lange (Director Development), Stoyan Stoyanov (DevOps Engineer), First Talk How AWS Helps to Establish a Cultural Change Towards Agility, DevOps Mentality and Speed & Delivery by Lajos Lange (Director Development) Stoyan Stoyanov (DevOps) @WeltN24 Since the merge of WELT and N24 we are in the process of consolidating our products. Both companies used to follow classical IT approaches for a long time. This includes complex monolithic vendor systems and a strict separation of operations and development. The uncertainty of a project-driven environment with constantly changing conditions require agile methodologies which give teams the confidence to deliver the right things. Switching to AWS was a real game changer for the WeltN24 development teams. AWS services provide the team with the technological independence and flexibility to chose the right tool for the job with a minimal invest in infrastructure. Prototypes, such as Proof of Concepts and Minimum Viable Product can be easily created, tested, dropped or they can scale on demand to be successful products. The emerging trend of transforming monoliths into microservices usually shifts the complexity from the application into the infrastructure. The AWS toolbox including AWS Lambda, Relational Database Service (RDS), Elastic Beanstalk, etc. enables our development teams to build an effective, lean service-oriented architecture in a very short time. Improvements and innovations like the Elastic Container Service (ECS) allowed us to handle the increasing infrastructural complexity of microservices in an efficient way. How AWS helped the WeltN24 development to establish a cultural change towards agility, DevOps mentality and speed & delivery will be enlightened in this talk. Second Talk Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery in the cloud with AWS OpsWorks and Jenkins by Jonathan Colby (DevOps Engineer) @WN24Tech Abstract: Our journey from Cloudbees to a self-managed Jenkins setup with the help of AWS OpsWorks. We will describe some of the motivation for moving away from Cloudbees and a technical deep-dive into our CI/CD setup. Technologies we will be touching on include: Custom Amazon AMIs, Chef, Jenkins EC2 plugin, Jenkins Workflow DSL, and ElasticBeanstalk.

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  • Reminder for Axel Springer "BILD & WELT Frontend Performance" Meetup -

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    At this meetup developers of BILD and WELT will show you methodologies, solutions and tools used at Axel Springer to build our webpages with high performance and user experience in mind. Hope to see you at this joint meetup! Talks: „Negative impact of third party content“ by Selim Achmerzaev (BILD Web-Frontend Architekt) Today's webpages are constantly becoming app-like, interactive and complex. This development is backed by mature client side frameworks/libraries and fast evolving browser features. At the same time, many websites depend on third party content and have to share browser resources with them. The more third party content is present on a site, the more performance degradation can occur. This could lead to slow loading, jankiness and generally to bad user experience. In this talk we’ll try to exemplify the negative impact third party content can have on site performance and share with you our approaches to mitigate these negative effects. „Our journey to Web Performance“ by Oleg Zender (WELT Web-Frontend Engineer) Nowadays, the average webpage size is two times larger then the average webpage from three years ago. On one hand, adding more videos, images and interactive features to the webpage attracts more visitors to your website. On the other hand, it is also driving them away by increasing the time needed to load the page. In order to give the user a satisfying experience, the performance of a webpage must be an essential design feature and not just a technical best practice. In this talk several methods, techniques and tools will be presented which we are using to develop websites with fast loading times in mind.

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  • Welcome to Axel Springer "App Launch Meetup" - Android UPDAY & iOS WELT Edition

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    HAPPY TO SEE YOU AT OUR JOINT MEETUP!!! Talk & meetup for iOS & Android Devs and friends, sponsored by Axel Springer. It´s a free event and drinks will be provided on the amazing rooftop terrace of the Penthouse. The talks will be in English. At the “App Launch” Meetup Axel Springer presents two new applications, the WELT Edition app ( https://appsto.re/i6S63tp ) created by the WeltN24 Development Unit and the brand new UPDAY Android implemented by the AS ideas engineering. We will show you some cool new features and the technical details behind. WELT Edition (iOS App) – Caspar Seibert (PM), Vittorio Monaco (Dev), Cesar Vargas Casaseca (Dev) · Swift - The experience we had with the language and the development tools · Unit Testing - Our path towards troubleless refactors · JavaScript interaction - Overview about the interaction between native code and HTML · Fastlane - How to easily forget about deployment issues · Open Source Project Carlos - A simple but flexible cache for iOS 8+, Mac OS X 10.9+ and WatchOS 2 (tvOS coming soon) UpDay (Android App) – Andreas Kranki (PO), Peter Krauß (Dev) UPDAY will offer Samsung customers access to a range of news content that combines ‘Need to Know’ information selected by local market editorial teams in various countries and ‘Want to Know’ information, an algorithm-based service tailored to customers’ individual interests. · Personalization System: To allow the user a maximum of personalization but prevent the donut problem (that you like donuts, does not mean that you wanna have only donuts), we split our app into two different worlds. The "AI" based news aggregation part and the quality journalistic, editorial part. This allows us to provide the user all the stuff he "Wants To Know" and everything he "Needs To Know". Next to this we developed a Symphony concept that is basically a set of rules based on editor news composition like in a newspaper. · Architecture of the app: After trying several patterns and approaches, we decided on an architecture that is based on Reactive Patterns and the MVVM concept. · Quality Assurance: To ensure the highest quality in our app, we use different levels of testing for every component. All features are developd in a TDD approach - yes also in a mobile app!!!

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  • Axel Springer - Best Practice Club "Web Development" | DevOps Meetup

    Axel Springer Penthouse & Unternehmerclub

    Talk & meetup for DevOps and friends, sponsored by Axel Springer. It´s a free event and drinks will be provided on the amazing rooftop terrace of the Penthouse. The talks will be in English. Talks: „Gradle in the Wild“ by Stoyan Stoyanov (DevOps @WeltN24) Reproducible builds, integration of all kind of tests and fast feedback are very important and often underestimated parts of the continuous delivery pipeline. Gradle brings a fresh air in the JVM build tools, because it's easy to use, readable, fast and very flexible. In this talk I will show how Welt is using Gradle to move forward towards continuous delivery. „Pre-tested commits“ by Carlo Bongiovanni (DevOps @Idealo) By using the concept of pre-tested commits, stability and productivity can be improved in a Continuous Integration environment. We can implement this concept with the help of opensource tools like Jenkins, Git and Gerrit.The talk will show the concept of pre-tested commits and the easy configurations of those tools.

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