In December, Hive Helsinki - The Code School was announced. Zalando is a proud partner of Finland's first higher-education level code school. Through revolutionary collaborative learning, Hive pledges to train the next generation of world-class coders, giving the youth of today the tools to solve problems of tomorrow.
Now is the time to apply! Your first challenge will be an online logic test. Beat the game and you’ll get the chance to see if Hive Helsinki is made for you.
Go to hive.fi and to see if your future is written in code. There is no age limit and no previous coding skills are required. Good luck!
Apply here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQbNb
Calm before the storm. #lunchtime #insidezalando #canteengoals
Meet Enno. “My first job was developing automated fingerprint matching systems. Since then I have been hooked by data. In the past few years I have focused on advertisement technology, which is an interesting domain to work in due to its complexity and restrictions in data quality and what you can do on the page. For the past 1,5 years, I have lead the Zalando Hamburg hub, as well as directly leading a team responsible for ad optimization. Being an in-house team has its perks: we get much cleaner/deeper data, and we can craft much richer experiences. I love the fact that we can craft the advertisement experience from a very holistic point of view. The #hamburg office is a small satellite office in a big company, which creates an interesting mixture; in some aspects you feel like working in a mature tech company, and in other aspects, it feels like working at a startup. Every week is a bit like being at grad school: learning, investigating, experimenting. It's intellectually stimulating and you can very objectively see what impact your changes made."
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