• GDG Zurich Meetup hosted by GetYourGuide

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    We are happy to announce the next GDG Zurich in-person meetup - hosted by GetYourGuide. GetYourGuide is the booking platform for unforgettable travel experiences. Travelers use GetYourGuide to discover the best things to do in a destination. Since its founding in 2009, travelers from over 170 countries have booked more than 58 million tours, activities and attraction tickets through GetYourGuide. Powered by a global team of over 550 travel experts and technologists, the company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has offices in 15 countries worldwide.

    The talks held during this meetup will be:

    • Android Screenshot Testing by Benedict Pregler, GetYourGuide
    • Our journey towards Continuous Delivery by Adrien Nicolet on Mobile, FAIRTIQ

    Abstracts
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    Android Screenshot Testing by Benedict Pregler, GetYourGuide

    We all know that according to the famous testing pyramid, we should write many unit tests, some integration tests, and a few UI tests. The result is pretty good testing coverage across our app. But aren't we missing something?
    Have you ever found that a UI element doesn’t look like you intended? Have you ever had a ViewItem for a RecyclerView with dozens of different states, and the preview of your XML file isn't helpful?
    Screenshot tests to the rescue!
    In this talk, we explore Android screenshot tests. Covering topics like - what does the development workflow on your local machine and on the CI look like, which libraries are out there (and which ones are usable), how to write a screenshot test. And most importantly, how screenshot tests can change how we collaborate with designers and create new features inside our apps.

    Our journey towards Continuous Delivery on Mobile, FAIRTIQ
    In a journey, it is not the destination that counts but always the path taken, and especially the detours (not to mention the encounters). This talk is about our team effort making the FAIRTIQ mobile apps releasable easily, reliably and safely. We believe that releasing an app should be so simple, that even a monkey after three gin and tonics could do it. No monkey is able to release our apps, yet. But we have come a long way... I will show you our best pictures from the trip, so that you can take inspiration for your own projects or avoid some of the mistakes we made. The talk is targeting developers, product owners, project managers or anybody interested in automating mobile processes.

    Schedule
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    18:00 Meet & Greet
    18:15 Android Screenshot Testing
    18:45 Drinks & food
    19:00 Our journey towards Continuous Delivery on Mobile,
    19:45 Networking
    20:30 Doors closing

  • GDSC: Payments, Fraud, and Transparency: hAIckathon

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    Shared from the GDSC-Group, register on their eventpage: link
    Developing machine learning technologies in real-world applications continues to challenge many organizations. Additionally, developing skills in this area can be difficult due to limited real-world data and use cases available in academia. One way to address this is by writing smart AI solutions using real-world data and use cases. Picnic, an online supermarket scale-up, is offering a hackathon with real-life data to challenge and help students build up their knowledge in data science, software engineering, and strategy.

    In Part 1 of this event, we'll introduce the case and the data. 🧠

    In Part 2, we will run a hackathon around payments,fraud and transparency in which data science meets software engineering and strategy! 💻

    In Part 3, you will present your results in front of a jury for the chance to win amazing SWAGS! But no worries, we will have surprising gadgets for everyone! .✨

    Over the whole day, we will provide snacks anda short lunch break with pizza and drinks. Experts will support you with all of your questions over the day.

    After the hackathon, you will have the opportunity to listen to our speakers, chat with them and network with other Google DSC members around a free aperitif (limited spots available, please make sure to also sign-up here, if interested)! 🍸🍕

    Competition Details:
    Top participants (from 3 to 10, depending on the number of contestants) will win SWAGS. Everything else will be explained at the event!

    Please sign-up here for the hackathon (limited spots available).

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Don't miss it.

    PS: To provide enough support to each one throughout the hAIckathon, the total number of participants is limited to 50. If you cannot make it, please, de-register in advance. If spots are full, you can still register for the speaker session + free aperitif here!

    Agenda

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    Speakers

    Simon Baars - Picnic (Software Engineer)

    Simon Baars is a Software Engineer at Picnic. Previously, he was a backend engineer on the Picnic Warehouse System in Java. Recently, he moved to Picnic’s infrastructure team, provisioning AWS services for Picnic’s applications. Simon has a master’s …

    Friederike Kulik - Picnic (Analyst)

    Friederike Kulik is an Analyst at Picnic. She is currently writing an employee scheduling algorithm and standardising it to all countries in which Picnic operates. Prior to Picnic, she finished her masters thesis at the Chair of Logistics Management at ETH Zürich in the field of vehicle routing problems with time windows. Friederike has a master’s degree in business administration and mechanic…

    Öykü Kapcak - Picnic (Data Scientist)

    Öykü Kapcak is a Data Scientist at Picnic. She builds machine learning products varying from text classifiers to time-series forecasting models to automate processes with intelligence in Picnic. Previously, she worked as a data scientist in the finance domain where she developed credit risk models. Öykü has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology.

    Hosted By

    Christof Büchi, GDG Organizer

    Patrice Müller, Organizer

    Passioned Developer mobile developer

    Lukas Elmer, Senior Software Engineer

    Hi =)

    Complete your event RSVP here: https://gdsc.community.dev/events/details/developer-student-clubs-eth-zurich-presents-payments-fraud-and-transparency-haickathon/

  • GDSC: AI with Picnic: Speaker sessions

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    Shared from the GDSC-Group: Link

    Have you ever wondered how AI is used in a fast-growing startup in practice?

    We are excited to host Konstantin Biel, Program Manager Expansion, and Friederike Kulik, Analyst, from Picnic in an in-person event on Friday, 7th October at 6.30pm (CEST).

    At Picnic, intelligent, automated systems are developed to solve the company’s biggest challenges at scale. The speakers will provide insights into how these production systems are built. Approaches and lessons learned from this journey will be shared and how they build the foundation of Picnic’s accelerating expansion in Europe.

    After that, in-person attendees can chat with our speakers and network around a free aperitif (limited spots available).

    Moreover, attendees will have the opportunity of exclusive early application for 2022/2023 engineering, data, and analytics positions at Picnic. Verena Schilmann from the Recruitment team will briefly outline the opportunities and answer any questions you may have. Make sure to register for the event to not miss it!

    We cannot wait to see you there and learn from our speakers!

    Speaker session 1 (Friederike Kulik): AI in practice - how the modern milkman is always on time.

    Speaker session 2 (Konstantin Biel): From Amersfoort to Berlin: Picnic's road to scale

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    Speakers

    Friederike Kulik - Picnic (Analyst)

    Friederike Kulik is an Analyst at Picnic. She is currently writing an employee scheduling algorithm and standardising it to all countries in which Picnic operates. Prior to Picnic, she finished her masters thesis at the Chair of Logistics Management at ETH Zürich in the field of vehicle routing problems with time windows. Friederike has a master’s degree in business administration and mechanic…

    Konstantin Biel - Picnic (Program Manager Expansion)

    Konstantin Biel is the Program Manager for Picnic’s expansion in Germany. Previously, he worked as an Analyst in Fulfilment focusing on people and capacity planning as well as quality of service. Prior to Picnic, Konstantin did a PhD in energy-efficient production planning at Technical University of Darmstadt and Purdue University. He has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Karlsr…

    Hosted By

    Christof Büchi, GDG Organizer

    Patrice Müller, Organizer

    Passioned Developer mobile developer

    Lukas Elmer, Senior Software Engineer

    Hi =)

    Complete your event RSVP here: https://gdsc.community.dev/events/details/developer-student-clubs-eth-zurich-presents-ai-with-picnic-speaker-sessions/