Challenges of a new engineering manager && Containers in production: It is easy?

Web Engineering Düsseldorf
Web Engineering Düsseldorf
Public group

trivago Campus

Kesselstr. 5-7 · Düsseldorf

How to find us

From Düsseldorf mainstation: U78 / U79 to Golzheimer Platz, after this a two minute walk

Location image of event venue


Hey @all,

we like to invite you to our monthly meetup at the trivago tower in Düsseldorf. In September, we have two (!) awesome talks (each ~30 minutes):

• Challenges of a new engineering manager by Tom Bartel (@twbartel (

• Challenges of containers in production by Andy Grunwald (@andygrunwald (

"Challenges of a new engineering manager" by Tom Bartel

As a new engineering manager, many things feel different. You feel unproductive, you wonder what you should be doing, you wonder what to do yourself and what to delegate. You still want to be "us", but somehow, you seem to become "them". In this talk, I want to highlight some changes that come with the role switch, and give some tips to anybody who is in a similar situation – or considering it.

Tom Bartel (@twbartel ( is currently working as a team lead at trivago, where he took the step from software developer to people developer. He originally studied Computer Science in order to have little to do with people problems. This did not work out.

Language: English

"Challenges of containers in production" by Andy Grunwald

Container, Docker, Mesos and Kubernetes are hipster topics right now. Everyone is talking about and how awesome and easy it is. Let put everything into production! It needs only 5 minutes. But is this reality? Is this really that easy? And what are all this container, distributed systems and resource scheduling about? Shiny new world or hardcore computer science?
This talk is about:
- A brief introduction / overview into containers (Docker) and resource scheduling systems (Mesos)
- Why is this so awesome and why the world needs thisA few (in production / practical) examples for applications running on these services
- A realistic view at this services (in production)

Andy Grunwald (@andygrunwald ( has studies business informatics and is currently working as a team lead as trivago in the area of site reliability and platform engineering. He is running the @PHPUGDus since more than three years, loves open source and working with motivated people.

Language: English or German (depends on the audience)

Start is at 7:00pm. This meetup is for free. W-Lan, beer and non alcoholic drinks are available (for free as well!) and we like to see you there :)