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Innovation in Digital Experience

Multi-functional teams make for a greater customer journeyWhen I started in Zalando Tech, I hadn’t worked with a product manager before, and I had probably never seen a UX designer, a UI designer, a researcher or a business developer before either. My world was data science, more specifically, personalization and recommender systems. In this isolated bubble, data scientists often thought we could solve all problems without help, but...

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Why We Do Scala in Zalando

Leveraging the full power of a functional programming languageIn Zalando Dublin, you will find that most engineering teams are writing their applications using Scala. We will try to explain why that is the case and the reasons we love Scala.This content is coming both from my own experience and the team I'm working with in building the new Zalando Customer Data Platform.How I came to use ScalaI have been working with JVM for the last...

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Crafting a Digital Fashion Vocabulary

Companies involved in the business of fashion like Zalando have shifting priorities, and technology has become more important than ever. Technology at its heart is incredibly granular – highly detailed, and composed of many complex parts. This description can also be applied to fashion: Trends, seasons, fabrics, textures – the entire industry is astonishing in its scope and depth.Contextualising the world of fashion to create the...