The Philosophy of Technical Documentation at Upvest

Geoff philosophising API Portal Screenshot Doctave Dashboard Technical Documentation at Upvest The product engineering teams at Upvest were already doing a good job of writing product documentation before I started at Upvest in July of 2022. That’s a testament to Upvest’s commitment to finding “product-minded” engineers and supporting them with dedicated “Product Managers”. I can’t stress enough how important that is to our outcomes. Despite this, I spent a lot of time and effort over the last six months, working on documentation. [Read More]

Publishing our OpenAPI Spec and Documentation

More than just a milestone Sometimes life at Upvest seems like one long stream of milestones and reasons to celebrate. If you follow our social media you’ve probably grown used to a fairly continuous stream of exciting news and developments - last year was a huge year for us. In 2022 we: gained the BaFin licenses required for us to work with customers. secured $42M series B financing. signed our first Investment API customer and supported them in developing the first commercial project built with the Upvest API. [Read More]

My Experience as a Product Engineering Intern

I started my engineering internship late last summer when we were still located at Torstra├če. My first day began with a quick tour of the office space and a warm welcome lunch with the team. I was onboarded into countless slack channels, ran through tools and applications and skimmed through documentation and checklists. My onboarding was not only exciting but also overwhelming given the surge of information I was sinking into. [Read More]

Talking DevX on 'Tech In Ten'

A word in your ear? Back in the summer, I had a call with Ben Malloy to talk about Developer eXperience. That chat is now available as the latest episode of Venturi’s ‘Tech in Ten’ podcast. Tech in ten podcast If you’d like to hear my off-the-cuff remarks about what Developer eXperience is about, how it relates to other parts of technology leadership and what it means specifically to Upvest, then check it out here: [Read More]

Our Core Values

We are on a mission to make investing as easy as spending money. We want to enable the next hundred million people to better prepare for their future by democratizing access to capital markets and investing. We do this by helping our clients build great products that lower the barrier of entry for most folks. We figure out what is important on our journey towards that mission by using Objectives and Key Results to help us focus on the most important things at any given time. [Read More]

The GDG Berlin Golang meetup, October 2022

GDG Berlin Go Meetup attendees Upvengers after the event Pizza and refreshments Thank you, attendees! I want to start by thanking everyone who took the time to join us at our Upvest HQ last night for the GDG Berlin Go meetup. It was my very great pleasure to meet so many of you, and share some pizza and drinks with you. I speak for everyone at Upvest when I saw that we’re glad to be able to support the community in this way, and we’re sure we’ll be doing it again. [Read More]

We're hosting the GDG Berlin Golang meetup for October 2022

The event We’re proud to announce, that we’ll be hosting the GDG Berlin Golang meetup at 19:00 CEST on the 12th of October, 2022 at our offices in Berlin. You're a pink gopher? You're a blue gopher? Or maybe you're a brown gopher? All are welcome! Artwork Credits Artwork by Ashley McNamara inspired by Renee French Get your own at: https://gopherize.me/ The details The time is: 19:00 - 22:00 on the 12th of October 2022. [Read More]

The way we build our API platform

At Upvest we always start with the question: “Why?”. Every engineer first needs to understand the problem we are trying to solve, and why it is important to our clients and us. Only once they’ve done this can they move on to thinking about solutions for the problem. Every engineer needs to have a product mindset. That’s why we call these people Product Engineers. Every day, we work closely with our counterparts in the product team to deliver value to our clients. [Read More]

New Office

Welcome to Upnest! Just the other day, I came back from a meeting and found that shiny new, USB-C charging monitors had magically appeared on all desks. Roman, our TechOps Engineer, delivered. “Wait what”, I hear you saying, “you didn’t have any monitors for your people?” We didn’t. We just moved into our new office a week before… Upvest grew from about fifty people in 2021 to over a hundred in summer 2022, sixty of them engineers. [Read More]

Prepare for your live coding test!

Your technical interview at Upvest So you made it to the first major stage of our interview process? Great, our tech folks are happy to meet you soon! As you may know by now, we will have a 30 Minute-long live coding session as part of the interview. You won’t need to complete any tasks or do any homework before the session but, we can offer you these hints to give you a head start and ensure a smooth, fun session. [Read More]