Category: Behind The Scenes

Carousell: Then and Now

Carousell is turning 5! That’s five years of scrappiness, slogging and scaling to where we are now. What a ride it’s been since our humble beginnings with just the three co-founders huddled over their laptops in JTC Launchpad’s Block 71 to almost 200 people housed over two floors in Keppel Towers, Tanjong Pagar now! I’m only ...

A Day in the life of an Product Engineer in Carousell

What’s a product engineer do exactly? You can sort of guess that it involves doing stuff for products, but what does that mean on a day-to-day basis? We asked Amelia to guide us through a day in her life at Carousell. 10:00am – Getting into work, reviewing code I usually get to work around this ...

One Carousell is one giant group hug

People that chat together and eat together will most likely end up working better together.

Carouselland reminded us why we started all this

Last weekend was Carouselland 2017. Taking up 3 halls at Singapore’s Suntec City Convention Center, it was easily the biggest bazaar we’ve ever organised. We’ve always loved events like this, because it’s a great chance for us to meet our community and mingle. We spent most of the two days walking around and talking to ...

A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst

These days, more and more people are interested in Data Analytics. Using data to solve problems is both charming and challenging! From an industrial perspective, there are more and more jobs in this field coming up. People talk about topics like data mining, machine learning, text mining, chat bots, and computer vision, etc. For some startups, data is even considered ...

Preparing our biggest bazaar ever!

While it always involves a lot of hard work, one of our favourite things to do at Carousell is to throw events that bring our community of Carousellers together. It is always so nice to be able to get everyone together, make new friends, and of course, see all the really cool things everyone is ...

A Day in the Life of a Carousell Customer Experience Specialist

Ask anyone in our office about Vern from our Customer Experience team (affectionately known as CX) and there’s a 100% chance one of these three things will pop up: Marvel, Peach Tea and his perfectly styled hair. Before spending a good 15 minutes to ensure every strand is where it should belong, Vern would wake ...

AI is taking over SXSW, and maybe the world

SXSW is a good place to watch waves. Although it is only my fourth year at the conference, it was clear that topic of AI is taking over the event, and maybe the world too. Tons of talks, two full days dedicated to the topic itself and the focal point of Bruce Sterling’s closing talk —  ...

A day in the life of a Product Manager in Carousell

Ever wondered what a Product Manager does each day? In the first installment of our "A day in the life of" series, we asked our Product Manager Alla what it's like to make new features for our mobile app.

Ask an Engineer: Is It Ever Time for a Code Rewrite?

It’s been blamed for the downfall of companies from Borland to Netscape. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank calls it “startup suicide.” Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky claims it’s the “single worst strategic mistake that a software company can make.”