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I am a member of the Hack Week jury. And believe me, to be on the jury is one of the toughest jobs during the Hack Week, with so many great projects and great people giving the right awards to the right teams is no easy task. Let's take a look behind the scenes of the jury. Read more…

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We bring Fashion to every place in the world! To prove this our team of passionate & crazy engineers will try to deliver a Zalando High Heel of the latest collection to the border of space. Read more…

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Imagine a world where everyone could print their own shoes. These guys are working on it. We're exploring 3D printing as a new way to quickly prototype designs. Read more…

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Fashion designers meet engineers! Our fashion designers from zLabels join hands with our engineers to take on smart wearables. If smart wearable electronics, circuit boards and soldering is your thing be sure to take a look at how one team tackles this futuristic problem. Read more…

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Hack Week at Zalando Technology in the Dortmund office is serious innovation business - make no mistake; but after two and a half days of coding and inventing and sweating and coding some more, it was time to reset the brain and engage in offline events. Read more…

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Sending a shoe into space is no easy task, in just a few days a handful of developers, engineers, and product managers created this prototype that they will launch tomorrow! Here we take a behind the look at the team and the equipment the guys are using to send their shoe into space! Up, up and away!! Get the latest updates from the official space shoe website Read more…

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As Hack Week is the time to sit together in interdisciplinary groups and work on ideas, some teams use this time to find creative solutions to problems that they identified in earlier projects. Embedded in a long term design thinking project, some Zalando teams have concerned themselves with user observations and expert interviews in the last months. They travelled Germany, Sweden and USA to talk to all kinds of different people about shopping and fashion, which resulted in a lot of rich insights on customers behavior, needs and pain points. Read more…

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Virtual reality is all the rage right now. And we have tons of spare Zalando cardboard boxes laying around. These creative folks put two and two together and are exploring new ways Zalando can use virtual reality. Read more…

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Customer satisfaction is key to Zalando. We're always looking at new ways to improve our service. This group uses Artificial Intelligence to create Zalanda, a friendly voice which you can take with you wherever you go. Read more…

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Some time ago we already presented our PostgreSQL database monitoring tool, but today it's time to unveil how we monitor the other parts of the ZEOS platform. During the past months ZMON was developed to enable almost everyone at Zalando to monitor relevant services and define his or her own alerting on top of it. Read more…