The Jimdo Sessions Episode 8 - How Sven Fuchs lost his beard with Mathias Meyer

January was pretty busy from the Jimdo Sessions perspective, as you see we already had two talks and there is yet one more to come. The headline might be a bit misleading, you could rephrase it as ‘How to make Travis CI a sustainable business’ but you wouldn't have clicked on that one right? In the 2nd week of January, Mathias Meyer from Travis CI just came along with an old friend Till Klampaeckel. First things first: food at ‘Chez Sam’.

We recently started using Travis CI for some of our private repos. As we do for our public repos for quite a long time! In doing so we also came up with a bunch of ideas on how to improve it, and we thought it would be fun for them to come and visit us! Oh and they also bribed us with a bag of their awesome Travis CI coffee. Mathias was also around for the Chef User Group we also hosted that evening, so I asked him to talk about the story of bootstrapping Travis CI.

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The Jimdo Sessions Episode 7 - Support at Github with Mike Adolphs

This time Mike ‘fooforge’ Adolphs from Github honored us with a visit. He is one of the Github Enterprise developers. He lives pretty close to our HQ in Hamburg, at least on the scale all the remote githubbers. We met Mike at the “Github from Scratch” Open Tech School workshop which a fellow Jimdude organized and also some of us helped as a coach. We quickly figured out it would be great to get to know each other better. So we invited him to see our offices and try our awesome lunch at ‘Chez Sam’.

As with every other visit we also planned this one with a lunch, but unfortunately Mike had to pass because of stomach issues, so he had to come back another day. Afterwards we reorganized our kitchen / meeting space so that Mike could take the stage to tell us a bit about support at Github Enterprise.

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Hacker Keyboard Test with Das Keyboard

Who could forget their first keyboard? The keyboards of yesteryear were heavy, mechanical, and indestructible—in other words, beautiful. These days, most people use flat keyboards, but many of them miss the good old days when keyboards were bulky and loud. 
Over the past few weeks, the development teams at Jimdo had the opportunity to try out various keyboards from Das Keyboard that are designed to enable users to type faster. The company’s keyboards are "built with the highest quality components, including gold-plated mechanical key switches".
Below, we recount the opinions of different members of our team.

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The Jimdo Sessions Episode 5 - Docker with @tobstarr

Once again we had a visitor in the Jimdo office. This time Tobias ‘@tobstarr’ Schwab honored us with a visit and wanted to share his experience with Docker. At Jimdo we had played around with Docker for a while and tried to combine it with Vagrant and other stuff to make our development a bit more robust. We invited Tobias to talk about his recent experience with Docker.

Due to that fact that Tobias is also a Hamburg resident it was pretty easy to find a time that he could visit us, and he didn’t need much convincing because he had already heard about our chef, Sam, who cooks the most delicious food in Hamburg. So as usual we began this evening with a lunch at “Chez Sam”.

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The Jimdo Sessions Episode 4 - Automated Testing and Deployment with @admc and @sourishkrout

On the 17th of September we had Adam Christian and Sebastian Tiedtke from Saucelabs visiting us. Saucelabs is well known for their products regarding Quality Assurance, especially integration testing with Selenium.

After we had lunch together they gave three talks: One about Saucelabs in general, Mobile Testing with Appium and Continuous Deployment, which we all recorded for you. After the talks there was time for QA and discussing with Adam and Sebastian.

Adam Christian about Saucelabs

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