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We are Visual Meta, an innovative Berlin-based internet company, which has grown to over 200 employees since its foundation in 2009. And we’re still growing at relentless pace. We run online shopping portals in 19 countries across three continents under the brands,, and

Our fast growth also challenged our IT department in scaling the IT operations. Marco, our Head of Backend Engineering, and Wesley, one of our Backend Engineers, will describe what kind of challenges we have been facing at Visual Meta and how using git flow and Hadoop helped to solve them.


  • 6pm – Welcome drinks
  • 6:30-6:35pm – Welcome address – by Founder and Managing Director Johannes Schaback (CTO)
  • 6:35-7:00pm – Wesley Connor, Backend Engineer, talks about how to use git flow to scale your IT
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Marco Kunze, Head of Backend Engineering, talks about the what kind of problems we were tackling at VM and how to use Hadoop to solve them
  • 7:30-10pm – Snacks and drinks on the rooftop terrace

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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