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Hi everyone! 

We are back to resume the thread of our internal application Talent to Expert Journey (T2EJ) story. 
 
This time our Junior developers from Liepaja, Latvia will be on stage, taking over the “story marathon” and telling you about their developing experience from a technical side.
The speech will be about the challenges faced, the bottlenecks overcome, the learnings acquired and the solutions found by the team.
 
Let’s welcome the team members Aija Lagzdina, Janis PavlovsEmils Pukis, Ulvis Priedulis and their mentor Janos Ujvari on our YT channel on 10th May at 5 pm (CET).
 
If you missed the beginning of this story with the product owners of the software telling their vision and benefits, you can go straight to the following link: YT channel

PRESO TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT SPEECH

Last week we rolled out a live streaming from our Youtube channel to share the knowledge gained in the Preso experimental project with the whole Like A Coffee community.

For those of you who missed it, Preso is an IoT smart outlet that allows you to control any of your plugged-in household devices performance and to monitor your home power consumption directly from your smart PresoApp.

 

Why can it be important for you, potential talent, to get to know something more on how we carried out this project development?

 

  • First of all, because you can exclusively take a look behind the scenes on how we actually dealt with such a complex research project effectively in a remote way within a cross-cultural environment.
  • Secondly, because you can get insights on how such a project was managed.
  • And, finally, because you can get an educational opportunity for free by means of an interactive lesson. You can actively take part in the discussion by commenting or by asking questions to the expert panel in real time and being answered right away.

 

Preso is one of our experimental projects in IoT where some of our talents played a great role in, both on a software – and on a development part.

As the video begins, Filomena gives the big picture on it to you, tuned-in community, and introduces three members of the Preso dev team who dealt with different development aspect of it:

 

Attilio, IoT specialist and Head of “Steam Port, IoT lab” situated in Southern Italy, who showed more in detail:

  • the hardware components Preso is made up of;
  • the software technologies used for its prototyping;
  • the communication protocols used in the various iterations;
  • the data collecting system.

 

Giuseppe, Talent Full Stack web developer, involved in Preso as experimental project, who explained to our community:

  • The whole architecture system of the PresoApp, namely DB, a focus both on IoT back-end and main back-end and one on the front-end;
  • The full stack technology used.

 

Emils, Talent Front-end web developer and involved in the project as IT project manager intern who shared with us his experience with respect to:

  • how he integrated later in a running software development project within a remote team;
  • the messaging applications used;
  • The tools to handle a the workflow, the common code versioning and the mock-ups prototyping, in cooperation with our designer Giuseppe.

 

It goes without saying that also other worth-mentioning team members actively worked on this project: our tireless mentors Antonio and János and our Talent Luigi.

Because Together Everyone Achieves More.

 

Watch the live registration here below!

Take the journey to get aboard our community!

What’s in it for you in Like A Coffee?

When you are a fresh graduate your priority looks to be the experience gaining since tackling the world of work is no easy challenge for a talent to unleash his or her full potential.

But without a proper framework to act in, the sole work experience could not suffice.

A custom-designed learning path whose purpose is to turn you from a talent into an ICT junior expert could be a great opportunity to take and a safe way to accelerate your know-how and get to your professional goal quickly.

Here is a short video on how we have designed this learning path:

What matters and tops it off is the opportunity to develop organization skills which come in handy when it is about setting up both daily and weekly purposes, prioritizing activities and tasks, implementing procedures, monitoring your milestones and, ultimately, achieving your goals.

Do you think you are able to manage your own time?

Let’s hear what the development team members from Liepaja (Latvia) think about the opportunity to join Like A Coffee in order to improve their self-discipline so as to achieve the goals they have set beforehand:

Upskilling is no quick task if you are not supported by a larger community made up both by peers and seniors. The interactions which occur daily can take you further than you might think, while you see yourself becoming more and more flexible by acquiring the right mindset to work on European IT projects by means of state-of-art technologies.

Let’s listen to Giuseppe’s experience:

Behind every project there is a whole community involved.

Not just development side but also management and communication sides play a significant role. This makes the experience of each of you, young talents, enriching.

The core of the self-development for you lies, no doubt, in the relationship with the mentor/senior developer who provides guidance and support and instills in you so many values  that you can take them to heart in your toolbox.

Let’s see what Luigi thinks about his relationship with his mentor and with the whole community:

The human-centric relationship is in the middle of our true collaborative environment.

Your self-education later  becomes a multiplier of good practices for all of us and, ultimately, for your profession.

Why don’t you seize the moment and get aboard our community?

Accelerate your talent within the Like a Coffee community

Innovation ecosystem and community

The sharing strategy to generate opportunities.

In this rapidly changing age where work is the output of multiple minds, we are moving towards the creation of an ecosystem which involves the smartest people for them to be an asset and to add value to the organization.

Innovation to be truly open needs a community environment which is more and more able to generate common visions and opportunities.

Community Like a Coffee

Its founding principles.

We are the result of different experiences, different personal stories, different educational and professional paths. Web and mobile development, design, IoT, Industry 4.0, mobile and design thinking, social recruiting are some of the present themes within the Like A Coffee community, just to name a few.

Our goal is to gather the different competencies to find innovative solutions to smarten people’s lives.

Mentoring Approach

Grow your know-how thanks to the support of the community.

The mentoring work within the Like A Coffee community is carried out passionately towards the talent coming from the universities. As an example, in the following video Antonio Torre, one of our mentors, explains our approach.

For the talent accessing the Like A Coffee community, professional growth means learning by doing and by working on our projects to apply his or her university knowledge and, at the same time, to implement the acquired eLearning knowledge during the Like A Coffee “Talent to Expert Journey”.

Projects can be experimental, as the Preso project where Giuseppe, as a new talent, is currently working on its mobile app development which goes hand in hand with the IoT device.

Growth means also developing a final thesis together with a concrete project which could turn out to be useful for the talent professional process.

This is the case of Luigi Cutolo, who is about to graduate in Information Technology at the University of Salerno.

Talent to Expert journey

The importance of the learning journey to deal with the practical world of work

When the talent is about to graduate or has just graduated, he or she generally does not feel he or she has the necessary practical experience to face the present world of work. The Like A Coffee community is active to this end by supporting the young talent during his or her professional growth process by means of a dedicated learning path in order to help him or her become an expert developer to work on customer projects on an international scale.

On 8th November we will be at the Università di Salerno where Professor Vittorio Scarano hosts us to present the Like A Coffee community and the projects we are currently carrying out.

How has the project evolved over time? [VIDEO]

The project has gone a long way from its original version.

We started with a series of case prototypes, believe it or not, over 10 up to now.

The one we showed in the campaign is just a prototype and we are still working on new versions of it. The Preso device interacts constantly with the PresoApp, which allows you to create a Preso network.

The good thing about an IoT device development is the continuous testing both on the software side and on the hardware performance side.

The Preso evolution is still in an early-stage. Support us during our first Kickstarter campaign to drive it forward!

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