Hidden costs – a problem we are dealing with. Before the beginning of the development process the vendor establishes his price, but very often during the work the real price can be higher previously set.
Best price is one of the most important benefits of outsourcing software. Sometimes this merit can be lost, because we face the hidden-costs-situation, and working with more expensive local developers turns out to be more profitable than with a remote team. Continue reading
Last November Saturday Ainstainer arranged an event – Mobile Saturday (MoS), which brought together all indifferent people to mobile development. Their hearts start beating faster only at a thought about iOS or Android, their breathing becomes deeper and less often and their thoughts…
We kept our traditions and had the event in «drink up», «light talk» and «friendly atmosphere» format. Continue reading
One of the European capitals – Berlin has always gathered people from all over the world to see the sights, learn German culture, habits and traditions. This time there was another reason to come here – the conference GOTO Berlin. The event was for the first time to take place in Berlin and it was a starting point for its annual conducting.
This conference was held under the auspices of GoToCon, an international union of leading software development conferences, which had already taken place in Amsterdam, Chicago, Zurich, London and Aarhus. This conference was designed for software developers, IT architects, agilists, product owners and project managers. Continue reading
A qualified Scrum professional Kate Terlecka joins our discussion on “Hidden Costs” and tells us about her experience in this challenge.
About the expert:
Kate Terlecka is a coach and one of the Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Trainers. Kate works with software teams and their management around the world, helping them improve. The expert researches human behavior and team dynamics with focus on gender and cultural differences. She also teaches classes on scrum, management practices and coach individuals.
Company website: Brasswillow.pl
We keep on developing a subject of various challenges while working with outsourcing software providers and our next exciting point is “Hidden Costs”. Maarten Pors is the first expert sharing his experience with our readers. Continue reading
“For Developers by Developers”
Training: October 15-16 / Conference: October 17-18
Very soon the first GOTO Berlin Conference will take place October 17-18 at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center.
The GOTO Berlin program is created “by developers, for developers” where the emphasis is placed on presenting latest developments as they become Continue reading
Conference: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. / Training: Oct. 3 – 4, 2013
GOTO Aarhus has been an annual event in Denmark since 1997 and attracts more than 1300 participants. The idea for GOTO came about in the late 1990′s as the management at Trifork wanted to create a vendor independent forum that would give the development staff inspiration, energy and desire to learn coupled with the chance to network and simply to hang out with some of the “rock stars” of the IT community. Since that very moment GOTOcon takes place all over the world including Chicago, Zurich, Amsterdam and London. Continue reading
We have a new referral program and we would like to share this data with you, as you can become that very one happy possessor of iPad 4 Wi-Fi+4G 32GB White. But before bringing you up to date we would like to remind what Ainstainer is. Continue reading
This January a Norwegian IT company started cooperating with Ainstainer. 2 iOS and 1 Android developers have been working on a project from Ainstainer Ukraine along with the local team in Norway.
Now they finally went to Norway to meet the customer and the team personally. They got to cover a lot even though there was only one week to spend. The guys were working at the office on the Mjømna island, at the very fjord shore. Meetings, excursions, exotic dinners with the team, all this provokes a warm and content smile on their faces while they tell us their stories.
It is nice to see them so enlightened by the nature, people and the surroundings.
We thank very much the Norwegian team as the guys were very welcomed in this Scandinavian country!
May, 19th there was already the 8th large-scale and all-Ukrainian event “Cycle Race 2013″ in Kharkov.
About 10,000 people took part in the event. “This was the most mass “cycling” for the last few years”, – says one of the event organizers. The atmosphere was cheerful and very positive. One could watch an amazing sight, as almost all the columns of cyclers had their own thematic clothing direction: national-, fabulous heroes-, “intelligentsia”- and “working class” costumes.
Our Ainstainer participants were fully and enthusiastically absorbed by this cool idea. Their choice fell on charming and modest nerds. It was a real spectacle and it was impossible to concentrate your attention on something concrete as your eyes simply blazed of that number of bicycles and cyclists!
The main objective of the event was to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, environmental alternative to urban transportation. The participants of this event crusaded for safety and respect on the roads, for the creation of bicycle paths and bicycle parking in public places. Also, that is far from least, the organizers gave an opportunity to all the amateur and professional riders to feel like full participants in road traffic.