Remote team gets closer!

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.

 

János shared his technical competence by leading three MEAN Stack workshops during that week – at University of Liepaja (IT Faculty) on 20th March, at EKA (University of Economics and Culture, Riga) on 22nd March and at LLU, Jelgava on 23rd March.

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 )

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As Like A Coffee, we also took part in TSI (Transporta un Sakaru Instituts) Career Day on 21st March with an exhibition booth and our working approach presentation.

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.

 

Closing evening event of the week was the presentation about remote working and its pros and cons at Riga Coding School on 23rd of March.

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.

Starting from 20th March Like A Coffee will hold a series of events in Latvia

In one week, starting from 20th March, Like A Coffee will hold a series of events in Latvia.

Our Hungarian senior developer and community mentor János Ujvari is travelling from Budapest to Riga to join us and share his knowledge and experience with Latvian Team and Partners.

 

Here below you can find the whole week schedule of our events in Latvia:

 

20th March, Tuesday

 

 

21st March, Wednesday

 

 

22nd March, Thursday

 

 

23rd March, Friday

 

 

Stay tuned on our Facebook page for more live videos and photos and to get to know more about our events in Latvia!

If you have any questions, you can ask us Like A Coffee or our Talent and Partner Manager in Latvia Jevgenija Sahovala.

Our Talent Managers introduce the Talent to Expert Journey Application [VIDEO]

Yesterday evening our Talent managers, Filomena and Jevgenija delivered a live speech on the Like A Coffee YouTube channel about their experience as product owners of the software application they contributed to design and that they are about to implement shortly in their daily working activity.

Jevgenija and Filomena recruit, onboard, and support IT potential talents mainly on a soft skill-level during the learning-by-doing journey that Like A Coffee has especially designed for them as they join our community.

In a few weeks the first version of T2EJ APP, we spoke about in this past post, will be released and they will finally get the valuable virtual assistant they were looking for.

Now they will manage

  • to gather all the necessary information about talents
  • to handle cooperation with Universities and Partners in a clear and unified way
  • to collect their marketing materials
  • to keep track of their talents’ activities
  • to make evaluation of talents and their progress
  • to organize and manage their events

in a single, central place.

> > > Watch the video below if you want to get a clearer vision on how such an agile design and development process took place, by starting from the process of ideation, the user stories implementation to the mock-ups design and the current app version.

And stay tuned because next month Like A Coffee will deliver a new YouTube live speech from a technical perspective on this topic!

Until next live video!

OUR TALENT MANAGERS ARE GOING LIVE!

In two weeks our Talent managers, Filomena and Jevgenija will deliver a live speech about their working experience as business owners of the software application they will start to use shortly in their daily activity.

OUR TALENT MANAGERS

Jevgenija and Filomena carry out one of the core activities within Like A Coffee: they onboard, develop, train and support young IT talents on a personal level, as talents move on along their learning journey, progress technically in the company and they get better at their tasks.

A WORK-FRIENDLY TOOL

It goes without saying that our talent managers felt the need to organize the different information flow in a single, central place in order to achieve a boundless productivity by means of a work-friendly application.

The possibility to map out their joint and separate recruiting strategies and to jot down their personal notes became paramount.

It was with this in mind that this software came to light.

Formerly called Talent Management System (TMS) in a broad sense, it changed its name into Talent to Expert Journey (T2EJ) over the last months when, as they progressed with its design, its focus became clearer and clearer.

Now they will be here to tell us about their experience and how they took part in it in tight collaboration with the designer Giuseppe.

Several stages were there, from the ideation to the design of the possible scenarios they could face as end users of the tool, and, ultimately, to how they participated actively in the agile process development of the app together with the Liepaja development Team, made up of Jānis, Emils, Aija and Ulvis, under the expert supervision of our mentor János.

Stay tuned for our live speech delivery on 26th February! There is much to gain insight into!

Like A Coffee meets the University of Salerno

Every time companies and young talent meet is an asset entailing food for thought on the future as well as on the existing opportunities, and the ones yet to come.

The opportunities for students to get in contact with the real and practical world of work increase steeply, thanks to the technical skills acquired during their learning paths.

Last 8th November we met IT students and some professors of the Faculty of Information Technology at the Università di Salerno.

 

During the first part of the lecture we focused on innovative ecosystems and on the working model of the Like A Coffee community. The core of our presentation has been mainly the Talent to Expert Journey with a specific focus on the mentoring activities and on the experimental projects we are currently developing with the talents who are working along us right now.

 

Professor Vittorio Scarano, who kindly hosted us and is also responsible for the outgoing students guidance, granted us a brief interview at the end of our lecture where he shared his impressions.

 

Listen to the video below!

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