Impressions of Speaking at the FlixTechSummit

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 ǀ John Webber

When the FlixTechSummit, FlixTech's first tech conference, was announced, I immediately thought this was something I’d like to take part in. I never spoke at a tech conference before, but I have experience in public speaking going back to giving opera previews at Seattle Opera when I was in my twenties, and moderating classical concerts as conductor/pianist in my thirties throughout Germany (even up to a few years ago). So the idea of public speaking per se didn’t scare me, it’s always been an experience I rather enjoyed.

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Demystifying the development of chatbots - Part 1

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 ǀ Paulo Azevedo

In this series of blog posts, we want to give insights into chatbot development, giving a glimpse of how the process was for us at FlixBus, and showing that it is not as hard as many people think. This first post will talk about less technical aspects, such as the history of chatbots at FlixBus and a few considerations about branding, the bot’s personality and usability.

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FlixTechSummit 2018: learn. share. grow.

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 ǀ Elisabeth Hocke

Our very first tech conference, the FlixTechSummit took place on June 28th and 29th. Our FlixTech colleagues, as well as our external keynote speakers, shared their insights and lessons learned related to product development, agile, data, infrastructure, collaboration, recruiting and much more. And the people made the event a huge success!

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Unified deployment process with Kubernetes for a Kafka connector

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 ǀ Martin Leuthold

How do you handle different development environments and different deployment setups with external dependencies like a Kafka cluster? One way is to unify the development and deployment process and make it locally work on your very machine. This is what we did with Kubernetes at FlixBus.

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Experimenting with New Features

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 ǀ Beatrice Bufano, Yuki Katoh, Steffen Häußler

Even the simplest A/B test can prove difficult to analyze when it comes to unexpected results. Here we present you with the situation we faced as we were testing our latest brand new feature, "Nearby City Suggestions".

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Story of a First-time Conference Speaker

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 ǀ Elisabeth Hocke

Ever considered speaking at a conference? Whenever I merely thought about public speaking, I could feel the fear coming up. Still, I made it as a newbie speaker to five conferences within eight months. If you wonder how, and especially if you wonder if you could do the same, then this story is for you.

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UI/UX x FlixLabs: User Testing with FlixBus Employees

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 ǀ Luky Primadani

User testing is an essential part of FlixBus’ design process to aim for a seamlessly intuitive product that our customers love. Having FlixBus employees as participants for user testing helps us to identify design problems earlier in a quicker and cheaper way!

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