Formats/Education

Ask Us Anything

You'll find an ask-us-anything form pinned to the #slackcast Slack channel. Use this form, if you like to ask a question anonymously towards the strategy community. This might be helpful if you feel uncertainty or insecurity with announcements or decisions. We want to make sure that every team member has a safe space to ask questions.

Yearly kickoff

Each year has its own story. Our yearly kickoff is an all-hands meeting to tell the team what challenges to solve.

Assembly

Our all-hands monthly meeting. See details on the next slide.

The Assembly takes place once a month, usually on the first Thursday at 14:00. The Google Meet link is attached to the event. The meeting is recorded and shared for everybody who’s missing out. The Assembly and the information shared in the meeting are obligatory for every team member. The recordings and slides can be found in the corresponding shared drive folders. They are also pinned in our #announcements Slack channel.

Changes in date and time will be announced early on. The assembly follows this agenda:

Product

The Epic Flow is our all-over backlog. It shows the projects and the progress of the product teams. During our Assembly, we go through the latest updates. So every team member is kept up-to-date.

thomann.io

Is there a team event upcoming? Will there be a workshop? Did a team member achieve something special? All news regarding thomann.io are shared in this section of the meeting.

Feedback

After each Assembly the team is provided a feedback form. It asks how happy you were in the last month. You can also provide personal feedback. The team averages are shown in the beginning of the next Assembly.

Questions

Is there anything that still needs clarification? That’s where you can ask. Don’t be shy, don’t hesitate to ask anything you’d like to know. If there is an answer to your question, you’ll get it here.

DevCamp & DataCamp

A multi-day hackathon-style team event. We use it to work on projects we usually don’t, to design-think and prototype new ideas and to add a little more love to our web shop.

Open Space

A day for team-wide knowledge sharing. Bring in your own ideas and topics. The usual tracks are tech, product, meta, music.

Christmas Business

October 15 marks the traditional start of Christmas business in e-commerce. This is when we enter the phase of showing our prettiest faces and a polished user experience.

Internships

Internships in other departments of Thomann are possible at any time and explicitly desired. Possible departments are logistics, hotline, store, or purchasing.

Why would I do that?

  • Take a look behind the store development
  • Get to know other colleagues, departments and working methods
  • Understand the company, processes and procedures better
  • See what our customers do outside the store but also tell others what we are working on at thomann.io and how we do it
  • Alignment: that we want the same as everyone else: Inspiring and enabling all people to speak music, everywhere.

Every team member can register for an internship. Just check with your lead person or engineering manager. They will bundle it up and pass the information to Jöran. He takes care of organization.

Bonus: before signing up, think about which department might be particularly interesting for your role or current project.