Das einzig wahre Blog Header Image

Thomann Dev Camp 2k19

Domi, Scrum Master - Nov 4, 2019

Fettes Brot, Party People!

This year, the Dev Camp takes place in Hamburg and the motto is "ready for our collective take-off": bigger, more ambitious and longer than last year. Including awesome codes, fancy food and pickles for everyone! For 3 days we exchanged ideas, got to know each other, workshopped, prototyped, taught and played with Lego. But more about that later!

Day 1: Web Team - The companions

After the signal was given, the Web Team set off from all locations to meet in Hamburg. From Treppendorf via Aschaffenburg, Iserlohn and Berlin, a total of 20 of us made it to the hotel - without any colleagues lost on the way. The first impression: Quite a bit off the beaten track! Our relaxed, casual team meets marble columns and gin and tonic at the hotel bar for €15+. It’s a match!

After this aristocratic first impression, we went straight to our dedicated booked workspace. First, we had some snacks and then the best presentation ever (there were GIFs of cucumbers, you have to see them).

Though we're taking off collectively, our food stays based!

Under the watchful presence of the Cucumis sativus all projects were presented and afterwards teams were formed. This was the outcome:

  • Micha, Sebastian, Julia and Domi revolutionize the remote whiteboard, because our previous tool Scrumblr causes a headache at every Retro (specific meeting).
  • Daniel and Markus get into the Lamborghini together and take care of the service performance. From 0 to 100 in Planck time!
  • PROJECT ZERO! Fixing bugs, bugs and all about bugs! It takes tough Dev-OGs to do this. Three of the fiercest and badass developers take on this task: Fabian H, Francesco and Waqas!
  • Easter is epic! Everybody likes to look for easter eggs so why not do it all the time, the whole year? Heiko and Andi thought the same and will create Easter Eggs for thomann.io!
  • To curb the regular battle of the 3 armies (content, PR and dev) in the Marketing Office, Oleg, Aryo and Jöran get together to bring meeting room calendars to tablets.
  • Thomann is all about musical instruments. Strange, isn't it? And for guitarists, almost everything is about the right effects. Strange, isn't it? And it just so happens that the Thomann Web Team build the coolest store with the coolest features. Cool, isn't it? That's why Olli, Johannes, Julian and Andi are developing a pedalboard designer to make life easier for guitarists in the future. Cool, isn't it?
  • And then there's Ralph, of course, who thought it would be a good idea to build a Slackbot that gives warnings...

Sooo, then: Full throttle! There was conceptualizing, planning and even actual coding. And all that until 11pm! Especially our 90s techno remix helped to keep it up (and the 15 pizzas for dinner). Conclusion: Everyone was there, everyone was down for it, cucumbers at the ready, to be continued!

Edit: Part 2 never came. Back at the office we somehow strived for larger goals... and for DevCamps 2020 and 2021!

Our offices

Remote. Distributed. Together.

Work from home or any of our offices. Our team is 100% remote and will stay this way. You need a stable internet connection and your laptop. Currently our way of work supports the central European timezone +/-2h.

Treppendorf

Our Thomann headquarters. Just a few minutes’ drive outside of Bamberg. Come by to visit our shop or meet with colleagues outside of tech & data.

Berlin

Our thomann.io office in the heart of Berlin. Easily reachable at Rosenthaler Platz. Perfect for workshops and team building.

Erlangen

Our thomann.io office in Nuremberg's metropolitan area. Just a few minutes by foot from Erlangen station. Nice, quiet location to do some deep work.

Our thomann.io Blog

Nov 10, 2022 - Markus Melber

The right amount of spice makes our solutions tasty

The right amount of spice makes our solutions tasty

Sep 21, 2022 - Frederik Heins

Team Competency Matrix

Finding your next team member by mapping your team’s skills and visualizing what is currently lacking.

Jul 13, 2022 - Oliver Dolgener

Are you Appic enough to join us?

Developing the most appic Thomann App while hunting for 5-star reviews and perfect burndown charts!

Jun 30, 2022 - Heiko Terfloth

A day at the BK-nusprig drive-in

Bad jokes, burgers, and developers... Did someone call us?

May 13, 2022 - Ralph Cibis

Thomann.io goes Cyberpunk

We went fully cyberpunk! Our branding community's last side and heart project.

Jan 3, 2022 - David Beuchert

DIY software: Why it's the one and only way to do it and everyone else is wrong

My provoking approach wooing for more in-house development.

Dec 8, 2021 - Nadine

Going fully responsive

Why we redesigned our shop - and why purple's the new blue.

Oct 18, 2021 - Julia Manger

Open Space 2021

Summer 2021 - Home office, lockdown, a fourth wave and: huh?! An Open Space!

Aug 6, 2021 - Stefan Stammler

Bits, Beats, Ops-Team

Someone needs to bring our shop online. This is our mission.

Jul 7, 2021 - Ralph Cibis

Hello, Webteam

We are the Thomann Web Team. We create thomann.de and the Thomann App.

Jan 27, 2021 - Nadine

What Kan Kanban do

The idea behind moving cards - with a crispy epilogue.

Sep 7, 2020 - Francesco

Guitars to Oslo or: The Art of Offering the Right Shipping Methods

Our developer Francesco provides you with behind the scenes insights

Jul 14, 2020 - Thomas Tischner

How Thomann is mastering the move to Kubernetes

Our Sysadmin Thomas tells you from his day-to-day work

Nov 4, 2019 - Domi

Thomann Dev Camp 2k19

This year under the Slogan "ready for our collective take-off".

Severe case of I-wanna-work-with-you?

...or any questions for us? Give Anne a call!

Welcome to Treppendorf, welcome to Thomann Music

We're inspiring and enabling people to speak music, everywhere. 24/7.