Long time no hear. It’s not that we’re antisocial or anything, in fact we’ve spent the last months meeting all sorts of cool people and on top of it all we had a great time working on some interesting web projects. The web projects we’ll save for our portfolio updates so we can now focus on the fun
High School Students Visit
Earlier in the year we were involved in a nation-wide project that aimed to get high school students out of classes for a whole week. We were glad to be accomplices in this mutiny in particular since it meant students were free to take part in non-formal extra-curricular activities they were interested in. Fortunate enough,our friends from the local Business Software Incubator invited us to be a partner in the program and play hosts for a team of three students eager to know more about what a web development company does.
Since our three guests were probably expecting a cubical office, they were in for quite a surprise. It was nostalgia that broke the ice as they particularly enjoyed learning about our start in the business, the first office, the first projects and the first all-nighters we pulled off in the office. Not long after we got better acquainted and started talking code since that’s what our boys are studying. Three hours later neither of us had any clue where time flew and before we got back to work we made sure our guests know they can always pay us a visit when they’re around.
AIESEC Internship Program
As summer was starting we opened a student internship program within our company. We partnered up with the local AIESEC group and took on their proposal to have some Computer Engineering students in our office for one month and teach them the ins and outs of web development. Following the selection process and individual interviews we had our two interns: Susana and Alex.
The internship kick-start got our two interns straight into action, as Vlad wasted no time and had them plunging in Drupal head first. We aimed for an internship schedule that followed a real-life project time line, including time and resource planning, client discussions and feedback sessions, project management meetings and updates and of course a whole lot of research and hands on practice.
WordPress Development Training for AIESEC Students
In mid-summer we got a perfect occasion to mix web development and social activities into yet another social geeking experience. This time we took on the challenge of delivering a WordPress development training for a class of 15 AIESEC international students living in Timișoara.
Since most of the participants were beginners in the web development field, we were careful enough to prepare a well structured hands-on training session that provided some insight in what is specific about WordPress development. The technical training was centered around the development of a WordPress plugin in real time, where participants were able to follow the development process and implement the plugin step by step by themselves.
Needless the say, we were very glad to hear that the training session was a new experience that raised the AIESEC students’ appetite for WordPress development. Take Leon for example:
Content wise the training was very cool, we actually learned how to make a plug-in, which was something I never thought I was able to do. And it was actually a logical process too. I would like to thank you for the training, so far this was the most intense and difficult training yet. It was fun and very educative!
Autumn Is Just as Fun
Summer is already gone, but that won’t be a problem for us as long as there are cool events we can support and get involved in. If you are just as outgoing rest assured, we will meet sometime soon. Heck, you can even drop by or drop us an email if you are planning a fun event.