What starts like a joke is really a serious post about large distributed systems. This is what we run at meltwater - and while there is a lot of fun designing and administering these systems, we run into odd problems from time to time. In this case: some well-meant Red Hat memory optimisations interfering with Riak performance.
When Findwise reached out we were eager to collaborate since this is something we have wanted to do for a long time. Please have a look at the meetup page, sign up, and spread the word. It’s going to be fun and interesting.
CHARM is an annual career fair hosted by the university of Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Meltwater was one of over 170 companies from different areas of business attending CHARM to meet students and show what they can offer them during and after their studies.
Our mission was to attract talented individuals to the platform teams and our proposed master thesis topics. Five members of Meltwater Engineering in Göteborg took turns to man our booth that we shared with Findwise.
No animal was harmed in this, we promise :) Nevertheless, we indeed ended up with a frog on the wall in the Meltwater office in Berlin.
In Berlin we have a team that uses Kermit, the well known Muppet character, as a mascot. So we thought it would be only appropriate to decorate the office accordingly.
Meltwater recently produced the BE MORE video series that portrays various employees and their different roles in our company. Sebastian Spier, Development Manager in Berlin, was also interviewed for this series, so that you can learn a bit more about him and the work he and his team do for Meltwater. The video is in German but we are sure that your German is great, right? :)