Code @ Hootsuite

Behind the Scenes at Hootsuite: the technology, the challenges, the people

Emmanuel Sales

Emmanuel Sales

  • Started at UBC CompSci in September 2015
  • Spent 2 months at Hootsuite (July – August 2015)
  • Joined our Platform team
  • Worked with Scala, Play, Jenkins
  • Worked with @jimriecken, @markcallen, @markeijsermans
  • Connect with me on LinkedIn



My experience

Hootsuite has given me opportunities to grow and learn as a developer that I have never had before. I’ve learned so much about Scala, functional programming, microservices, and complex build and deploy ecosystems. Along with the technologies, I learned about the fundamental practices of working on software in a team, like the Agile methodology and our process of code review.

I’ve had the opportunity to build meaningful software that contribute to significant parts of the platform right from the get-go. The rest of the Build and Deploy team entrusted me with the responsibility to manage and improve the Build pipeline, giving me more genuine exposure to our codebase and ecosystem. I’ve also had the great opportunity to develop a Scala micro-service for monitoring build health on my own, giving me the chance to contribute to the future of the Build and Deploy team’s work.

Everyone I’ve met here at Hootsuite has been incredibly friendly and supportive. Whenever I needed to ask a question about unfamiliar topics, problems with my code, or general advice, support always came quickly and in an informative way, and some even went out of their way to help me personally.

I highly recommend spending a work term here at Hootsuite; you’ll learn a lot, work on interesting problems, and be able to call yourself part of an amazing community of talented, passionate, and motivated engineers.


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