Exove reached 19th position on the list of best workplaces in Finland in the category of medium-sized companies. The result is based on the annual research on the best places to work in Finland by Great Place to Work Institute. Best workplaces in Finland is part of a global research that awards the best workplaces in over 50 countries. The participants in the research in 2017 were 151 companies with a total of about 48 000 employees.
The General Data Protection Regulation is coming, there’s no way around it. You still have a bit over a year to be compliant, and even more importantly, to be prepared to show you’re compliant.
Why do we test software? Not in order to make tests pass. We test software so as to find bugs, i.e. errors in code, whether those errors are in third party libraries and frameworks or in code developed by us. Testing is successful if bugs and/or security holes are found in the process of testing. If bugs are found and fixed well before the product is released to the customers, then testing has paid off.
Your company has just finished publishing an all shiny and new modern website. Good going! However, how can you make sure that people are actually going to visit the site? Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential part of building a successful website. Content is always king, but technology also has a part to play in the royal court.
Search engine optimization should be taken into consideration already at the design stage of a website; at the very latest, it ought to be taken into account when content is being inserted into the selected system.
Kuten monessa muussakin yrityksessä Suomessa, kävimme henkilökuntamme kanssa neuvottelut loppusyksystä kilpailukykysopimuksen toteuttamisesta Exovella.
Lähtökohtaisesti olemme mukana talkoissa nostamassa Suomen kilpailukykyä. Tämä maa on antanut meille paljon ja nyt on aika antaa takaisin. Kuitenkin jokainen yritys on yksilöllinen, ja siksi lähdimme suunnittelemaan yhdessä Exoven näköistä ja makuista mallia.
We wish you a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year with Jingle Bells by Exove Xmas Band.
As some of you probably know, every second Tuesday of each month we organize either WordPress or Drupal Café at our premises in Ruoholahti. There’s also been a couple of Concrete5 Cafés. For those who have never heard about this kind of café before: it’s a simple event that basically gathers together the people sharing the same interest.
The new European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is going to be enforced in May 2018 and companies have started preparing for it.
In a nutshell, GDPR will:
When I first joined Exove five years ago, I asked the employees what kind of expectations they might have for me and HR in general. One of the comments got me very confused, as I was asked never to arrange Zumba. Confusing was not only the fact that I actually back then went to Zumba classes myself (What, how can this guy know that I do Zumba?) but also the thought of HR organizing dance workout classes to a bunch of programmers. Why on earth would I want to make these guys do Zumba?
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.
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