HPI meets...

As part of the "HPI meets..." event series, we regularly invite companies to HPI for interesting TechTalks. In a relaxed atmosphere, HPI students and alumni can learn more about the techniques a company uses and what the work of an IT engineer is like.

HPI meets… Alumnus/meets… Klarna

May 9, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The summer semester kicks off with a double HPI meets: Alexander Ernst - HPI alumnus - will give you an insight into the stages of his career after graduation up to the present day and present various IT projects that he has successfully implemented since then.

Alexander Ernst: "After HPI, I started my professional life at Netlight - a company that nobody at HPI knew at the time in summer 2017. I managed three different projects in my 3.5 years. I was at Akelius (real estate company) to develop an internal platform for the brokers, at mobile.de to help car buyers finance their car and finally at Klarna. There I worked on developing Klarna's first bank account and bringing it live. I've now been employed at Klarna since May 2021, and since October I've been Team Lead for a new team working on payments on campus. In the Tech Talk, I show how we wrote a rules-engine at Klarna to process standing orders and scheduled transfers. And how we took our solution from an MVP to a robust and scalable solution."


HPI meets… KfW

May 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Daniel Kape: Cloud computing in a bank

Cloud computing is also attractive for banks and is being used increasingly. However, regulatory requirements and integration into existing IT landscapes, among other things, pose special challenges for the implementation of cloud-based solutions. We provide an overview of the solution approaches of KfW Bankengruppe.


HPI meets… idealo

June 13, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Markus Steiner, Agile Program Manager Product & Technology and Tillmann Heigel, Tech Lead Local Offers: From idea to market in 10 weeks: How we managed to make nearby offers available at idealo

In this tech talk idealo shows you:

  • How to develop and go live with a new business model on the fast track
  • How we hacked our high performance offer import lane (up to 30Mio OfferUpdates per minutes) for a protoype ... and almost killed it
  • How to switch from project to continuous product work to