The Polyglot Platform: How Zalando Manages Language Diversity

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On Thursday the 24th August we are inviting all interested to join a talk about Microservices by Bhuvaneswary Vijayan and Silvia Moura Pina.

Thanks to Zalando ( for hosting us today.

Arrival is at 18:30 pm with food and drinks. Afterwards the talk "The Polyglot Platform: How Zalando Manages Language Diversity" starts at 19:00 pm until 20:00 pm.

Afterwards we are looking forward to discussions and socializing while enjoying cold beverages. Until approx. 21:00 pm.

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More than 800 people create the technology engine behind Zalando, Europe's leading online fashion platform. As you might expect from a company with 15 million customers in 15 different countries, our tech systems are complex, sophisticated, and polyglot. Under the hood, you'll find Java, Scala, Python, Clojure, and several other languages. In this talk, we will tell you how our tech team manages this complexity and diversity combining a microservices architecture with key principles such as API first, REST, SaaS and Cloud.

We'll discuss our approach to development--we call it Radical Agility--and explain how this concept supports our transformation to be diverse and platform-centric. We will present some challenges and issues that we are currently facing as we try to implement Radical Agility's three pillars of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Along with an understanding of Radical Agility, we want to show you how microservices help Zalando move fast and keep complexity low, taking our technology stack forward.


As a people lead at Zalando, Bhuvaneswary Vijayan guides members of the company's technology team on their personal Tours of Mastery: individualized tracks incorporating skills acquisition and other professional development opportunities. Prior to becoming a People Lead, she built testing strategies for the company's many multidisciplinary projects. Bhuvana joined Zalando from Google, where she was a product specialist for test engineering; she has also worked at Nik Software, Aztecsoft and HP.

Twitter: @Bhuvana_Vijayan (

Silvia Moura Pina joined Zalando in January 2015 and is a software engineer on the Brand Solutions-Brand Analytics team, which works on the core analytics-related functions important to Zalando's brand partners. She uses Google BigQuery and Python for a lot of her work, and is taking her first steps with the Scala programming language. She has a masters degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (University of Lisbon), and did her dissertation in the field of data mining while working there as a researcher. She's a co-director of Berlin's new Women Who Code chapter and a member of the Portuguese Engineers' Guild.