Articles by Dave Marsland

How we ran our first hackathon

By Dave Marsland, 25 Jan 2018, in people, engineering

We've just held our first ever hackathon, and had a great time. Croissants were eaten, beers drunk and (a lot of) documentation was read, culminating in company-wide demos and 3 delighted winners. We're planning to host a lot more of these, so we took the time to reflect on what went well and what we could do better next time!
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How our engineering team prepared for Black Friday

By Dave Marsland, 30 Nov 2017, in people, engineering

Black Friday is a very important day for us in Engineering. We see more traffic than any other day in the year and it’s a real test of our ability to stay reliable at scale, so we started to plan months in advance to ensure that it was a quiet night for us, and we could sit back and watch the graphs with a beer!
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