The Lack of in-house software engineers − Why It’s Hard To Find & Hire Software Developers

Software engineering – or software development – is one of those essential services that millions of organisations around the world utilise either in a direct or indirect basis. Without software developers, much of what we do in our daily lives would be severely hampered!

There are many everyday things that we use on a daily basis which we perhaps might take for granted sometimes, such as televisions, computers, broadband Internet routers, smartphones, traffic lights, cars… All of these things have some kind of software built into them, and without software those objects and more would be rendered inoperable.

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You would think that there is no shortage of software developers in the world, whether they program in C#, Ruby-on-Rails, ASP.NET or any other flavour of programming language, Continue reading

Aviram Eisenberg About “Hidden Costs”

Our third expert Aviram Eisenberg, the founder of global outsourcing software development company is sharing his knowledge about hidden costs in remote development.

About the author:

eisenbergEntrepreneur and acclaimed speaker, Aviram Eisenberg is the Founder and CEO of Ignite – a global software development company that specializes in Agile R&D.
Under his leadership, Ignite is recognized as an Agile leader in Israel and Europe, introducing innovative methodologies and enhancing the R&D excellence of industry leaders such as Nokia/Siemens Networks, Microsoft, VMWare and AT&T.
Acting as Ambassador of Agile, Aviram is an avid promoter of this school of thought.
He speaks about Agile and its’ impact on the dynamic, complex world of R&D and is frequently spreading the word in professional conferences and meetups worldwide. Check also Aviram’s blog here. Continue reading

Mobile Saturday (MoS) in Kharkov

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.

As we supposed, there were charismatic speakers, topical issues and emotional debates. But there was not only an official part, but also enjoyable breaks. As we promised, we had a surprise – a quiz – with cute and necessary gifts! Continue reading

GOTO Berlin: Successful Benefit Performance

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

Kate Terlecka about “Hidden Costs”

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 about “Hidden Costs” 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
Blog: Controlyourchaos.wordpress.com

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Maarten Pors about “Hidden Costs”

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.

About the author:

Maarten Pors about “Hidden Costs” Maarten Pors is independent Project manager with vast experience in managing remote development teams in Eastern Europe (nearshoring).
You can directly contact him via:
twitter: @MaartenPors
mail: maartenpors@yahoo.co.uk
phone: +31653786990

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GOTOcon in Berlin, Germany 2013

GOTOcon in Berlin, Germany 2013

“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 relevant and interesting for the software development community. With a 360 degree perspective we present new technology and trends in a non vendor forum to give the attendees inspiration, energy and desire to learn. Plus, we always have awesome speakers! Continue reading

GOTOcon in Aarhus, Denmark 2013

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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

Hidden Costs: Non-clear Financial Conditions

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

Get iPad 4 with Ainstainer SDT!

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.

Ainstainer SDT is a software development company providing its customers with various IT services. Check our website for more detailed information: what we dowho we work with and who we are. Continue reading