I was recently invited by Amazon to present at their Lean Cloud Event in London, to share some insights and experiences around our engineering journey so far. Contributing back to the community is something the whole engineering team here is passionate about so we were delighted to be part of the event. Continue reading
Delivering a product that is used by millions of people on a global scale takes a quite a lot of effort and resources. At SkillPages, we decided early on that we wanted to put our efforts into creating great software that delivers value to our members and not get overly stretched with building out and managing platform infrastructure. Of course, the underlying platform has to be scalable and flexible enough to accommodate our requirements as we learn and evolve. This is principally why we chose to cloud-base the SkillPages platform on AWS. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is an update from the SkillPages Engineering Team to the development of SkillGraph. See our previous post for background information on SkillGraph. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is an update from the SkillPages Engineering Team, just to warn you it’s a pretty detailed technical insight into the technology we’re developing at SkillPages!
When you look for somebody to fix your sink you probably figure you need a plumber. A handyman might do it, or maybe a janitor, even a drain cleaner could do the job. Your brain does something amazing here: in split seconds it generates a cloud of many different skill names and professions, guiding you to the best match for the task. Knowing what you mean and having an idea of how various skills are related is what makes the skill ‘search & matching engine’ in your head extremely powerful. Continue reading