Talent to Expert Journey is an experience of several months and involves different characters of the Like A Coffee Community. In addition to the Talent himself , Technological Mentor, Project Manager, Design Thinker and at least one Business Mentor are also directly involved in the process.
This process results in Onboarding of junior developer into Like A Coffee partner’s projects, where Talent gets real project experience within a development team of big company. We in Like A Coffee strongly believe that mentored onboarding is part of successful Talent to Expert Journey, and it makes all involved sides (LAC partner, Talent and LAC responsible persons) confident about the result.
few months ago we were telling the story of Luigi’s journey, passing through the most significant steps:
Time Assistant is a web and mobile application of Like A Coffee community developed by Luigi Cutolo during his Talent to Expert Journey.
This is mobile app that aims to facilitate developer’s time tracking.
It allows Talents to track their activities via their smartphones or web and synchronize them with the Project management tool and calendar of activities. Here you can see a small video with Antonio Torre an Luigi Cutolo during a development session:
Development of this application has helped Luigi to follow the whole process of developing an application from scratch:
Ideation and designing in cooperation with Design Thinker and Talent Manager
User stories structure in cooperation with Project Manager
Sprint and Agile development in cooperation with Project Manager and Tech Mentor
Two weeks ago, from 19th till 23rd March, our senior developer and mentor János Ujvári from Budapest (Hungary) visited part of our community based in Latvia so as to carry out extensive activities together with the Talent and Partner manager Jevgenija Sahovala and her partners, Universities and IT Schools there.
In detail, János showcased how to develop a small app with Angular from scratch – starting from the installation and set-up of the development infrastructure to a working web application.
At first students were introduced to MEAN Stack acronym and Git repository infrastructure and then, invited to set their own development infrastructure up and running through coding along with Janos. According to our philosophy, even remote students had the opportunity to join us online by tuning in on the Like A Coffee YouTube channel live streaming from EKA on 22nd March (if you missed it, the recording is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/BCm1Hzs7PjQ )
We shared our experience about T2EJ and remote work welcoming visitors and audience at the presentation. It definitely was a great bonding experience the participation in such an event all together with János, Aija, Janis, Emils and Jevgenija.
Blessed by the sunlight throughout the day, the atmosphere got fairly pleasant with so many interested participants, who kept talking and interacting with Jevgenija and Janos about Like A Coffee working approach and their own experience working from different environments.
Last but not least, what we treasured the most was the enjoyable meeting of the Latvian Team as a whole with their mentor and Talent manager in Liepaja for a two-day team-building gathering - playing pool, go-karting and having some pizza and drinks all together.
For sure the best way to get closer and improve communication!
We as Like A Coffee thank all the Latvian Partners, that hosted our presentations during this week, and also Latvian Team, who showed an amazing unity and cooperation throughout these days spent together.