Based on the weather summer ended a while ago already, but to follow tradition, we're celebrating the end of the summer today. What could be better way to do it, than to have ice cream?
We are also celebrating the end of an era, as our 2014 Trainees are "graduating" today. As of tomorrow they will be our permanent employees and members of the development teams. Despite of their individual situations with their studies, all of them were able to commit to working at least part time, and thus will be a valuable addition to our ever growing team of professionals.
Had you been deterred from this article after reading its unnecessarily complex title I would not have blamed you. But here you are. Perhaps you carried on reading solely because you have some extra time on your hands or maybe you are simply curious and not easily put off. Assuming and hoping for the latter, I believe this post to be relevant since it discusses curiosity, among other things.
I have been working at Exove for this summer as an office assistant. I study in high school and am interested in communications. I was thrilled when I got the job and even though I had my own expectations, hopes and fears, this job has turned out to be everything I ever wanted!
I have basically very little experience from working life before this, but I am an active member of the students association and act as an editor-in-chief for our school’s newspaper.
It's been a few weeks now since I started as a project management trainee at Exove and I'm starting to learn the ropes. Hence it might be suitable to share a few words about the application process and the experience thus far, especially since I'm the only non-developer trainee and might have a slightly different perspective.
We had our annual summer day yesterday, and as usual, had loads of fun.
The day started with an all hands on deck meeting in which we discussed about our values. We created a big set of protovalues in teams and will continue to discuss these in smaller groups during the summer. The image above shows around half of our people, we didn't have wide enough lens to get everyone in the picture.
We had two excellent sessions in DrupalCamp Finland last Friday. We have now uploaded the slides to our Slideshare channel.
Joonas Iivonen, Senior Developer, discussed how Drupal 8 changes routing and menus and what one needs to learn from Symfony2 to make full use of the new subsystem.
With hours, days and weeks of challenging selection process, we’ve finally reached a point, where we have selected all our Trainees to our Helsinki office. Last of the Trainees started the day before yesterday and we are ready with the Program launch as soon as Tallinn recruitment is finalized.
This year we received altogether over 200 applications from talented candidates, of which we interviewed approximately 30%. As there are a limited number of places in the program, only one candidate out of ten interviewed got in.
DrupalCamp Helsinki 2014 will be held on Friday in Technopolis premises near our office in Ruoholahti. The focus of this year's camp is Drupal 8 and front-end, both are covered extensively.
We hosted yesterday an excellent seminar on what are the ingredients for a perfect web project together with North Patrol and Prominda. Besides excellent presentations, we had lively discussion on the topic.
The slides can be viewed on our Slideshare channel or directly below.
We’ve been always proud about the fact we can help our customers in all matters related to web and mobile services. In addition to design & implementation work, we provide also comprehensive set of web consulting services.
It started like a normal Tuesday morning. First thing I did after waking up, was to check my Twitter. After seeing a lot of tweets about OpenSSL, I had to dig deeper. At first glance, it seemed like the worst thing to hit the web for many years. And it was.
OpenSSL was leaking its memory contents. The programmer had missed one size check when writing the heartbeat implementation. But it was bad. All traffic , usernames and passwords and even server private keys are in that particular memory.
We had a very good Drupal Café yesterday. Joonas Iivonen, a senior developer at Exove, gave an excellent presentation about the Symfony components in Drupal 8. The focus was on what a Drupal developer needs to learn from Symfony to be productive with Drupal 8.
The slides can be found at our Slideshare channel and also below.
Due to my other responsibilities and full trust in our organization, I rarely participate in recruitment interviews. Regarding this year's Trainees we made an exception, and I've participated in the interviews of our future Project Management Trainees. There is a reason why, and I thought I'd share it with you.
As a general rule, we believe in skill testing. Of course previous background in the field and interviews play a very significant role in recruitment decision-making, but we also want to know more about the way the person works, how they solve problems etc.
The next Drupal Café on Tuesday April 8th will be interesting one. Joonas Iivonen, one of our senior developers, will discuss about which parts of Symfony2 one needs to master in order to be productive with Drupal 8.
The topic is more and more relevant as the launch of Drupal 8 is coming nearer, and the inside of our loved CMS has changed a lot.
More information and enrollment >
We had three excellent sessions at DrupalCamp Stockholm on March 14th. The slides have been published to our Slideshare.net channel, and now also made available here on our blog.
Janne Kalliola presented Growing and Managing Drupal Organisations.
Trainee Program ads went live a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve received tons of applications and queries about the program. What has pleased me the most is that even the new positions in Project Management and Design have aroused such an interest. I decided that at this point I could share some of the highlights of the past weeks.
Spring is the time for job searching, at least for students applying for their internships and summer jobs. We are excited to be able to arrange the Exove Trainee Program for the second time and provide a chance for a couple of talented students to start their career.
We have been organising Drupal and WordPress Cafés about half a year now, and we have received good feedback about them from the participants and speakers.
We believe in openness and the power of communication, and the cafés are a perfect way to empower local open source communities with openness and communication. We provide space and drinks, handle invitations, and secure speakers - the community handles the rest by coming to the event, discussing, and networking.
Uskomme uusille toimijoille olevan kysyntää Pohjois-Suomessa ja avaamme toimiston Ouluun.
"Oulu on selkeästi kiinnostavin kaupunki meille Suomessa. Laajentumispäätöksen sinetöi sekä oululaisten ohjelmoijien erittäin hyvä tekninen osaaminen että seudun vahva yrityspohja. Lisäksi meillä on ollut jo pitempään erinomaista yhteistyötä paikallisten toimijoiden, kuten Mainonnan Työmaan ja Siberian, kanssa. Tämä oli myös iso tekijä päätöksenteossa.", toimitusjohtajamme Janne Kalliola toteaa.
The slides from Drupal Café held on December 10th are now available on our Slideshare page.
Tea Saloranta from Ylen Hyvä Säätiö presented Nenäpäivä.fi, the biggest charity site in Finland implemented on Drupal.