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  • Over on our engineering blog Nikolaos Tsipas has just published a great piece about how we built a self-served ETL pipeline for ingesting third-party data - and how you can too. Also worth a read to see how we're using cool technologies like Cookiecutter, AWS Batch and Glue for cutting-edge projects!

    Building a self-served ETL pipeline for third-party data ingestion

    We used Cookiecutter, AWS Batch and Glue to solve a tricky data problem?-?and you can too As much as we'd like to generate all the data we need in-house (and we do generate a lot), there is often a need to import datasets from external sources, and make them available for querying.

  • Here at Skyscanner we’ve been Trello fans (and users) for a long time – and so we were incredibly excited to get the chance to work with them on a very special project – creating ‘power-ups’ for travel planning / trip-themed Trello boards. Read about what we’ve built and create a Trello board for your next holiday today:

  • Seven talented people. Four short weeks. One killer idea. The story of Skyscanner’s first ever Maker Studio continues now, over on our Growth blog #MoveFastAndMakeThings

    Inside the Makers' Studio?-?part II

    This post is the second of a three-part series about Skyscanner's Maker Studio. What is Maker Studio? Quite simply, it's an initiative we started in Autumn/Fall 2018 which involves bringing people from across the business together in order to combine their special skills and take a new idea from concept to production in just four weeks.

  • Skyscanner graduates work on the same challenging problems and projects as their teammates and deliver work that makes an impact with travellers – from day one. Recently we held a huge global celebration to mark the graduation of our Class of 2017. Congratulations to all our grads – we can’t wait to see what you’re going to do next! ��������

  • There are (at least) twelve cool organisations hiring in Scotland - and we're one of them! ��Click through to see what a current director wrote on Glassdoor about life at Skyscanner - and check out our open roles #hiring #scotland

    12 Cool Organisations Hiring in Scotland

    Whether you're a current resident or thinking about making a move to Scotland, this UK country offers the perfect combination of countryside and bustling cities. As for the job market, unemployment in Scotland hit a record low of just 3.6 percent this past month, according to the BBC , and wages have also risen to 3.3 percent over the past year.

  • In the run up to International Women’s Day Skyscanner staffers have enjoyed a programme of talks given by inspirational female role models both inside and outside the company. So far this week we’ve been lucky enough to hear empowering words from Meg Cale, Joanna Lord, Lisa Warwick, Reshmi Roy, Myra Fulton, and Christina Bhachu. Today, on IWD itself, we’re delighted to be able to host award-winning journalist and author Chitra Ramaswamy, who will be coming in to our Edinburgh office to tell us her story.

  • Coders need a code. And you can read all about ours in the latest post on our #Engineering blog

    An update on our Engineering Principles - Skyscanner Engineering - Medium

    Back in April 2018 I shared Skyscanner's Engineering Principles on this blog. And I explained why we felt we needed these principles: To have values and considerations shared by every engineer that help inform our craft and serve as a tool for decision-making Our principles, I wrote, give us freedom (autonomy)?-?but within a framework that delivers accountability and guarantees safety: If we use the analogy of driving on our roads, autonomy is the freedom to choose how you get to your destination.

  • "Work-life balance is not a buzz-word here; it’s indeed encouraged and respected." Great to see Glassdoor hailing Skyscanner for its flexible working policies! #flexibleworking #wfh #worklifebalance

    10 Companies With Work From Home Flexibility

    Home is the dream office for many employees. And luckily, there are more companies than ever offering flexible and remote work options that allow their employees to work from the comfort of home every once in a while. Here are 10 companies that have a flexible work-from-home policy.

  • "It’s telling when a young person with a love of reading enters the workplace...They tend to have a constructive attitude and a willingness to learn and then excel. As a consequence of reading, they have had a deliberate exposure to the considered written thoughts of others from different places and times." �� Skyscanner Chairperson Gareth Williams on his love of reading and the business books that helped him thrive on his startup journey

    Skycanner owner on what books he reads and why they're vital to business success

    I have lived the last 15 years too busy to do many things I wanted because I started a business that I am passionate about with two friends. I focused heavily on that intense and all-consuming endeavour. Yet another great love of mine remains as constant now as before starting that journey - a love of reading.

  • How do Growth professionals run effective experiments in markets where they have relatively few users? Skyscanner's Elisabeth Norberg shares her playbook for learning big lessons in small markets. Check it out:

    Small market, big lessons - Skyscanner Growth - Medium

    Small market size, or perhaps just small market share, equals small user numbers. And when that's the case, experimentation takes a little bit longer. Or a lot longer. At Skyscanner, we embrace experimentation as part of our daily routine, regardless of whether we work in Product, Engineering, or Growth.

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