As the first hackathon for the combined YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP kicks off in our development centres of Bologna and London, I’d like to explain why NET-A-PORTER ran internal Hackathons for several years, and why we’ll continue to do so as the YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP.
We recently hosted The UX Crunch at our offices.
The UX Crunch is a meet up for User Experience people to network and improve their knowledge of the field. They hold monthly UX events in collaboration with leading companies in the UK, showcasing UX case studies and knowledge. They are not tied to one individual company so each event is totally different with new guest speakers for each.
YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group gave two of the three talks:
Now, don’t worry. I’m not here to force a new programming methodology upon you. Instead I want to highlight how profiling can, and I think should, be an important part of your development process, and how it can help improve code quality.
A few months ago, we (the tech team for Net-A-Porter.com) were getting ready to launch our newest application – a new webapp to serve all of our product pages. But during load testing, we noticed very high levels of CPU activity on the server.
As a very recent addition to the graduate scheme here at YNAP, I thought it would be useful to share my experiences in joining the scheme. Whilst discussing the various challenges us graduates face (it is a lot harder than it looks!), I will also be sharing a few tips and tricks I feel are important for a smooth transition into the scheme.
A student fresh out of university is keen to learn, keen to impress, and eager to mould themselves into a pioneer of their industry. The problem I faced was narrowing down exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to do it. That’s the biggest benefit of the NET-A-PORTER graduate scheme – it figured it out for me.
In July 2015, the very first NET-A-PORTER Group Analyst Community Unconference took place at our offices in Westfield. We set up to provide the opportunity to share knowledge and to meet other people within the company that, like us, work with data. The event’s objective was to mark the starting point of the first community of analysts within the NET-A-PORTER Group.
Joining a graduate technology scheme at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has been one of the highest-returning career investments I made since earning a degree in computer science. In my view, the scheme represents an exceptional opportunity to strengthen learning muscles developed at university while solving real world problems and sharing solutions with millions of customers.
If you have access to production, or even a staging environment, you may sometimes get a wave of paranoia when you are executing commands in your terminal. Or worse, you may have accidentally run something you should not in your production environment.
rm -rf / anyone?
We don’t like testing the patience of our customers. So, like most e-commerce businesses, the technical performance of our site matters.
Measuring performance has become a core part of our development process. But occasionally it feels we focus too much on one specific metric; our Google PageSpeed score.