Guest Lecture: Re-Platforming a €5-Billion Company, with Zero Downtime. The Zalando Story 2019!
After a great guest lecture by Conor Gallagher (Zalando) last year, I am delighted to announce that Conor will be giving a presentation in my e-Business I lecture again. The presentation will be on the 19th of November at 10:00 o’clock. Conor is a Senior Engineer and Team Lead on the Zalando re-platforming project. The presentation is titled “Re-Platforming a €5 billion company, with zero downtime. The Zalando story!” and the abstract is as follows:
In 10 short years, Zalando grew from a small site selling flip-flops to the largest online Fashion retailer in Europe with 24.6 million active customers, growing by 20-25% year on year. This rapid expansion has necessitated a re-design and migration of the software systems powering Zalando to cope with the ever-increasing load on our site. This talk will provide a brief overview of how software engineering is conducted at Zalando, and how we are achieving this re-platforming with zero downtime or lost revenue. Depending on time, I’ll cover some of the following topics: Zalando’s API First principle, Continuous Integration, Cloud Deployments, Monitoring and Alerting.
While the talk is primarily intended for my students, external listeners are also welcome. If you are interested in attending the presentation, please contact me.