Say Guten Tag to the Queries & Dashboards Team!

This post was originally published on Brandwatch's main blog on 29th August 2014. First of all, let me introduce you to Brandwatch’s Q&D team: that’s Shaun, Sebastian, Thomas, Kentaro, Łukasz, Claudio, Fernando, Mélanie, Stefan, Judith and myself. Above: Our team giving ‘Padel’ a go earlier this summer – an easy to pick up combination of squash and tennis Most of us are based in the Stuttgart office (main office language: English with a bit of swabian mixed in), while three of our team members sit in our other offices in Berlin and Brighton. What’s nice regarding »

Quaid, Start the Reactor!

This post was originally published on Brandwatch's main blog on June 16th 2014. We are the Reactor team. Unfortunately we do not look after nuclear reactors (no matter how much we dream) although we do have 3 Ph.D. engineers on the team. What do we do? Well, Reactor is one of the key use-cases that the Engineering team wants to build software for. A Reactor wants to know the latest and most important information right now. They don’t care about noise. They’re busy people, and they want to react to a crisis before it happens, not afterward. »

Inside Brandwatch: Explaining Funky Fridays

This post was originally published on Brandwatch's main blog on 8th August 2014. We love our work here. Playing with great tech to build brilliant products – what’s not to like? But every two weeks, things get even more special: we have a Funky Friday. (In England, funky means kind of cool. Really) So what happens on these Creative Fridays is pretty simple: all Engineering staff get to work on whatever project they want. Get an idea, try it, and hopefully learn something new in the process. At the end of the day, people get together and show what they’ »

Building a World-class Engineering Business

This post was originally published on Brandwatch's main blog on June 6th, 2014. Brandwatch is an engineering company at its core. We pride ourselves in creating great products that our customers love, harnessing the power of social and big data to provide genuinely useful insights. With the launch of this engineering blog, we aim to lift the curtain on the engineering team: what we do and how we build products. For a bit more context, our engineering staff are split into a dozen teams, spanning three offices (Brighton in the UK and Berlin and Stuttgart in Germany). Each team focuses »