Uygar Sönmez

wiegandBorn in Wilhelmshaven, studied Computer Science in Hamburg, Being a passionated Ruby on Rails Developer and a mom, Uygar, 35, is in her professional life the Team Lead Engineering for the New Bets, Innovation Lab, at XING where she leads as a people manager a bunch of developers, QA engineers and Agile Project Managers. Having worked as Ruby on Rails Engineer in several teams before for building successful products, she gains experience in developing and also placing products. Besides that Uygar also believes in young talents and therefore is training apprentices at XING as computer scientists as well as being active for motivating more girls and women for programming. At the moment she is actively involved in organizing the Refugees On Rails program in Hamburg.


DONNERSTAG, 13. OKTOBER 2016 | Stage 2 – Computing | 17:00 – 17:30


Squashing API Development BottlenecksA story of a journey to freedom at XING AG

This is a story about many developers, several codebases building a big product and being represented on the mobile app- the journey to the freedom of contributing code quick and with high quality to big codebases.
Imagine a bunch of teams working for several products. All these products are represented on web as well as on one mobile app. Having one central mobile and API team can cause a lot of bottleneck situations and slows down the deployments.
So how to scale in API development when you have fast growing teams and topics? How can you resolve the bottleneck situation with a central API and mobile team?
Just by adding the the summand of freedom can bring happiness to the equation of
many devs +big codebase + freedom = happiness
In this talk I would like to share our experiences and ideas about scaling in API development when you have a fast going developer environment and what the summand freedom means.


Über #WomenInTech zu reden ist wichtig, weil es immer noch keine Selbstverständlichkeit in unserer Gesellschaft ist und eher als feministische Bewegung wahrgenommen werden kann.


– Uygar Sönmez