Speaker at Symfony Live Cologne 2016

I am happy to announce that i will speaking at Symfony Live Cologne 2016 end of April.

This conference is a german speaking conference, so my talk will be in german but i will prepare all slides in english.

After writing and talking about Project Ironman which was a lot of fun, i will this time focus more on the integration of a Pattern Library in a high performance Symfony application.

By the beginning of 2015 we started building up a Pattern Library, and did a lot a technical adaptions to it, some of them to adapt it to our needs and others to work forward to a smoothless integration into our core product at trivago, the hotel search.

I give will insights on the development of the Pattern Library, the design and business related requirements and technical approaches to integrate it into different appliations.

You can find the Conference schedule here

Week of the referrals

Promoted by Smashing Magazine. Not the worst thing that can happen.

After posting about our CSS refactoring  project at trivago on different platforms i have received a lot of feedback, tweets and mails which made me and the whole project team very happy. We worked hard on this project and we are proud about the results and the way we solved this challenge. Apparently we hit the spirit of the times which we didn’t expect in that way. Taming CSS complexity in large scale applications is a topic which are many people interested in.

What made the blog post so interesting was obviously the concrete reference to a real life project. 


Blog-Posts about Project Ironman

As announced in my last post i finally wrote my article about Project Ironman for my companies tech-blog. You can find the post here or on Medium.

I received a lot of (nice) feedback mostly via twitter.


about:consistency – lessons learned: the hard way

i had the big pleasure to give a lightning talk at the leanUX meetup organized by the guys from sipgate at Düsseldorf.

the most exciting point for me was that one of my favorite speakers, a man called brad frost, also talked at this meetup.

so to let him understand what i am talking about i did this talk in english, which was quite challenging and needed some more practice than doing a talk in my native language.

i was very glad that i received a lot of cool feedback after the talk.

Designing for RTL platforms – A flipped layout

I had the pleasure to write an article for my company’s techblog about our approach of implementing the view / presentation layer for the flipped right-to-left platforms such as www.trivago.co.il or www.trivago.ae

We basically decided to flip the css declaration within preprocessing instead of using a post-processing approach

You can read the complete article on the trivago techblog