I was building an online service for connecting runners with running event organisers a while ago. The business was based on the original idea and assumptions behind it. And that’s how new innovations are born - you find an idea, create assumptions to support it, and then you just go and explore.
People working in our field of business often have a difficult task in explaining what it is that they do for living. “I work as a service designer in a company, that provides digital services” isn’t quite as clear as “I work as a fireman” - and no wonder! The professions we work in are rather new to the world and we realised, that we need to do our part in spreading the knowledge.
Couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of creating a virtual reality showcase at Elonmerkki - a yearly event for communications professionals. Our little showcase was a success - queues formed and many interesting discussions around the topic were had.
Monday, 26 September 2016
This autumn's first WordPress Café was about containerized WordPress. The keynote Running and Scaling Containerized WordPress with Kontena was presented by Jussi Nummelin from Kontena. The slides and the keynote video are now available on SlideShare and YouTube, and below.
Results from the global Drupal CEO business survey conducted by One Shoe and Exove, in partnership with the Drupal Association, indicate that Drupal will adopt a role as an enterprise level platform. The Drupal CEO Survey has been carried out this year out for the first time and gives insights in the key issues that Drupal agency owners and company leaders worldwide face.
As you probably know, feedback helps us all to develop as people and professionals. At Exove we believe so too, and that is why we’ve created a bunch of ways to receive (and give) feedback. Feedback is linked to our development discussions, rewarding models and even training programs. Most of this “official feedback” flows through me, which gives me great joy in my daily work – and helps me to figure out where to focus in the HRD side of my work.
Contributing development time to open source projects is a marvelous way to improve the competence level of a company's developers. It can be a valuable marketing tool as well. Is your contribution level up to par? If not, can you find ways to improve the level?
At workplaces, people spend so much time together discussing about business related topics, projects and technologies. And that is great, since those are the topics we do care about and we are good at. It’s our job and daily life. For many of us, it’s part of the life outside the office as well. Still too often, we see each other only as co-workers, employees and supervisors, which makes it hard to get to know the persons behind their titles and positions.
Building a good customer relationship can be tricky sometimes and it has many factors. What matters is the transparency and the trust. Being transparent, having a freely flowing discussion with all matters concerned helps build trust. Transparency means sharing also the fears and risks of the project.
I heard an inspiring keynote from Imre Gmelig Meijling at DrupalCamp Helsinki recently. Among other things, he spoke about creating good customer experience with Drupal projects through transparency, caring and good communication.
On kaunis kesäpäivä ja kävelen jylhissä maisemissa Yosemiten luonnonpuistossa. Patikkaseuranani on presidentti Obama perheineen. Maisemat ovat henkeäsalpaavat, ja vuoristopurojen solina sekoittuu lintujen lauluun.
Astun sisään noin neliön kokoiseen häkkiin. Ovi kolahtaa kiinni takanani. Säpsähdän ääntä ja käännyn katsomaan. Minut on suljettu terroristiryhmän vangiksi, ja mahdun tuskin kääntymään pienessä kopissani. Suljetun paikan kammo valtaa mieleni.
As we all know it’s not good for body and mind to sit all day.
We are close to the end of our trainee period and want to share some of our thoughts and experiences from our summer that we spent as trainees at Exove. Summer at the office doesn’t sound too tempting but it turned out to be time well spent.
We are excited about the upcoming DrupalCamp Helsinki 2016. This year we are a gold sponsor among five other companies. DrupalCamp Helsinki will be organised on August 26-27.
In addition to the sponsorship, we also have two speakers at DrupalCamp:
Anastasios Daskalopoulos: QA in the Development Process
Once upon a time I was a student looking for a nice summer job. I noticed there was an opening for a front-end trainee in Exove. I applied, got in and had a great challenging and educating summer as a trainee. Later on I had an opportunity to continue as permanent employee. I was about to start my last year in the university and my career seemed to be already skyrocketing.
A couple of weeks ago the long waited Trainee Program 2016 finally began, as seven fresh talents joined the program. I started as a Trainee myself 1.5 years ago, so let me tell you what is so great about the program.
Neste started their digital services renewal project with a planning phase of 2-4 years of duration. They had 6 vendors shortlisted for RFP round, and the process resulted in selecting Drupal as their web content management system.
We are ten years old! Time flies when you're having fun. We had our ten year birthday party in Korjaamo in Helsinki on Friday and as I've now recovered from the festivities, I'll share a few notes of our short and intense history as a company.
Back in 2006, I, Thomas Enholm and Petteri Koponen got together and discussed about founding a web consulting company that would focus on implementing complex and versatile web applications. It was web 2.0 craze then and we were in that bandwagon, too.
Digitalization is the path an increasing number of traditional businesses are taking these days. But nobody really defines what it means. Usually it means that some, even most of the processes are moved from the physical world to the digital one. Some parts of customer interaction, for instance, are moved online.
This spring I had a chance to be a part of the WordCamp Finland 2016 organising team. I was the last one to join the team, and some of the planning was already in a good progress when I started. My responsibility area was communications and marketing. Based on my recent experience, I am sharing a couple of thoughts on how to succeed in organising a good community event.
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