Welcome to Schibsted Growth Day in Gdansk!

Learn from other Schibsted companies! On April 20th Schibsted Tech Polska organizes a Schibsted Growth Day in Gdansk.

What is the best way to do product development? How can you make a distributed software engineering team work in the optimal way?  What are the best methodologies to use?

We don´t have all the answers. But the beauty with Schibsted Tech Polska is that so many companies are doing  development in the same place.  So why not learn from each other?

The Schibsted Growth Day will be full of case studies, all from Schibsted Growth companies or STP partners. It will be a hands-on tour through how many teams succeeded with their product development. The day is organized in close cooperation with the management of Schibsted Tilväkstmedier (Schibsted Growth) in Sweden.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from other companies. It will also be a great chance to study how Schibsted Tech Polska works together with its partners.
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Who is the day for?

The Schibsted Growth Day is primarily intended for  CTOs, tech leads, product owners and managers in Schibsted Growth companies. Most of the Schibsted Growth companies in Sweden have already said they will be represented.

But we also welcome people from other Schibsted companies that would like to learn more about Schibsted Tech Polska and how we work.

So far the following companies have registered participants:  Schibsted Tilväkstmedier, Schibsted Vekst, Blocket, Bynk, Bytbil, Compricer, EasyAd, Eiendomsmeglerguiden, Hitta.se, Kickback, Klart.se, Lendo Sweden, Lendo Norway, Lendo Finland, Let´s Deal Sweden, Let´s Deal Norway, Mötesplatsen, Schibsted Distribusjon, Schibsted Products&Technology, Servicefinder and Vinguiden,

Learn more about Schibsted Growth Day in this video

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The program

Parts of the program is still being planned. But here is what is ready:

Wednesday, April 19th

There will be an internal dinner for the Schibsted Growth companies. Peter Grytterhielm in Schibsted Growth will send out information about this.


Thursday, April 20th

Buses will leave from Radisson Blu and Puro hotels at 08:30

Morning session: 9:00 – 12:00

Olivia Sky Club, Olivia Business Centre

09:00 – 09:15:  Welcome and introduction of participants. John Einar Sandvand, Chief Communications Officer in Schibsted Tech Polska and Peter Grytterhielm, Chief Operating Officer in Schibsted Tilväkstmedier

09:15 – 09:45:  Product development the Schibsted Tech Polska way.  Stig A. Waagbø, CEO in Schibsted Tech Polska

Product development cases

09:45 – 10:05:  Building a new platform for Let´s Deal.  Szymon Skorczynski, team leader in STP,  and Jeremy Smith, CTO, Let´s Deal

10:05 – 10:25:  Building a weather app for the Swedish market. Team leader Maciej Walczynski, software engineer Artur Glier and CEO Alexandra Josephson, Klart.se

10:25 – 10:40:  Coffee break

10:40 – 11:00:  80 days with a team in Gdansk: What have we learned so far.   Mathilde Modiggård,  CEO in Mötesplatsen.

11:00 – 11:20:  Styletime – and what we learned building a product together for the first time. Hans Petter Bjåstad, marketing director at Let´s Deal Norway.

Two ways of working together

11:20 – 11:40   How Nya Wärmlands-Tidningen makes a dedicated development team work.  NWT has put all their software development to Gdansk. Team leader Radek Pieczonka and digital development manager Daniel Lundström explain.

11:40 – 12:00: How Omni makes a fully distributed team work.   Omni has four developers in Gdansk and six in Stockholm. Software developers Michał Waśniewski and Damian Petla.

Meet and eat: 12:00 – 13:30

12:00 – 13: 30:  Lunch together with the employees.

Olivia Sky Club, Olivia Business Centre

During lunch the different teams will each host a bar table where the guests can bring their food for informal questions and chats.


At 13:00 we will organize a visit to Schibsted Tech Polska´s offices in the neighbor building for those who are interested.

Schibsted Tech Polska´s offices, Olivia Four, Olivia Business Centre


12:45 – 13:00  Individual meetings with STP.  Schedule will be sent to companies that have requested meedings

Schibsted Tech Polska´s offices, Olivia Four, Olivia Business Centre


Afternoon session: 13:30 – 15:00

13:30 – 13:55:   How to build a solid roadmap and succeed with a distributed team.   Mateusz Jaracz and Marcin Krawczyk, senior engineering managers in Schibsted Tech Polska, share their experiences after working with 30+ different teams.

13:55 – 14:20:  Recruiting and keeping the best talent.  Marta Marczykowska, HR Project Partner, and recruiter Aleksandra Gorna explain what Schibsted Tech Polska is doing to attract the best software engineers.

14:20 – 14:45:  Tapping into the competence pool of Gdansk.  Filip Szczucki, Gdansk site manager in Schibsted Tech Polska.

14:45 – 15:00:   Q & A and summing up

15:00    Program ends. Bus transport to Radisson Blu and Puro hotels

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 The program may be adjusted depending on the needs for individual meetings with STP.

Evening program

18:30 – 20:00:    Boat cruise along the Vistula river.  Drinks, socializing and a chance to learn about Gdansk.

We will go with the boat Czarna Perla. It is located along the canal n- only a couple of hundre meters from both Radisson Blu and Puro Hotel.  Meet directly at the boat!

20:00 –                 Dinner at Browarnia Gdansk,   Szafarnia 9


Gdansk has a beautiful old city - much of it rebuilt after heavy bombing during World War II.

Gdansk has a beautiful old city – much of it rebuilt after heavy bombing during World War II.

Friday, April 21

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk

Participants from Schibsted Growth Sweden will have an internal meeting from 9 to 12 at Radisson Blu Hotel. Contact Peter Grytterhielm if you have questions about this meeting.

Where will it be?

The professional program on Thursday, April 20th, will be organized in Olivia Sky Club, which is on the top floor of the neighboring building to Schibsted Tech Polska in Olivia Business Centre in Gdansk.

Olivia Business Centre is one of the most modern office complexes in Poland

Olivia Business Centre is one of the most modern office complexes in Poland

What are the costs?

Schibsted Tech Polska covers all costs connected to the program and meals during the Schibsted Growth Day.

Participants cover their own travel costs.

For accommodation, we will use Radisson Blu Hotel in Gdansk as the main hotel. You can make a reservation as you register for the Schibsted Growth Day.

The hotel price is 390 PLN per night.  Schibsted Tilväkstmedier will cover the hotel costs for participants from Swedish Schibsted Growth companies.

PS. As Radisson Blu ran out of rooms, some participants will be accommodated in nearby Puro Hotel. DS
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During the Product Development Day different teams will tell about how they make distributed development work

During the Schibsted Growth Day different teams will tell about how they make distributed development work