Audience was mostly HR’s / recruiters from IT.
A few highlights below:
- Oleg suggested to scale a business as a number of types of services it provides rather than volume. It should keep customer relationships warm and people employed where the fit is the rightest
- Mariya from Bavarish House
- surprised me that they actually teach people to talk English. She was also the one to break the PechaKucha rules by starting her speech with 2.5 mins long video
- Kateryna from Luxoft
- among other things shared an interesting case where a priest attended their training center interviews and was actually the best in that batch
- Konstantin revealed to me that:
- Julia from NetPeak sold their company’s idea to me
- I’m amazed by anyone who know what is the need for corporate values (naming all of them for your company makes you an evangelist in my eyes).
- she also had awesome slides
- Chatting with her afterwards I’ve also learned that the internal processes are developed and maintained by the employees, not evasive manageme
- Olga confirmed that Lohika does have training labs as well as a mysterious development center in Romania (yay, vampires!)
- I was ranting about the recruiters misconduct in “Recruiters guide on how to properly repel candidate developers”
- Sasha was closing the event and shared a few tricks HUB Volunteer Service NGO uses to motivate people:
- I loved the most the idea of paying with celebrities time
- although there was a guy eager to do work in exchange of a bike (so Sasha lent him a one just to make the world better)
- Before the event we had a chat with Max and he shared an awesome strategy for aspiring yet-to-be-developers: create a Djinni profile
Special thanks to Svetlana Bugay and her soft skills training which inspired me to challenge my chicken-hearted developer soul with some public speaking.