Posts Tagged Under: Our Events

Our Annual Intermission

Just like every good knife must occasionally be sharpened, from time to time, developers too must also refresh their talents. This is why every year (at the end of May or beginning of June) our services are temporarily suspended to enable Software Planet to treat staff and employees to a week-long getaway of team building and bonding activities.

During this time period, which actually coincides with our company’s anniversary, it is important to be aware that we will only be available for critical support requests — which of course isn’t to say that our customers don’t stand to gain!

After all, first and foremost, this event is all about facilitating communication and strengthening corporate culture through dynamism and creativity.

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InCamp 2017

Every year, Software Planet Group’s inCamp internships provide graduates with the chance to be taken under the wing of some of our very best mentors. We are constantly seeking to improve our internship experience and are pleased to report that this year’s programme has blown all previous inCamps out of the water.

And so, without further ado, here is an overview of everything our interns have got up to so far:

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SPG Meetup: Angular on Fire

Over the last year, Software Planet Group’s Ukrainian Meetup events have slowly been gaining momentum, and we have yet to tire of experimenting with new and exciting formats that will hopefully serve to make them even more beneficial to the local student community. This time around, our five-day long “Angular on Fire” event was chock-full of fun and knowledge, as many students dipped their toes into grownup programming for the very first time.

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IT Career Day 2017

Our Ukrainian development centre recently took part in a very successful IT Career Day. Even though many of the attending youngsters remained undecided on their future career paths, our trusted mentors were there to share their experiences and give helpful advice. The event gave students a chance to learn all about how to start a career, which direction to take and the common mistakes that should be avoided, and where to look for new software developer jobs.

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Cherkasy: Where It All Began

On the western bank of the Dnieper River lies the beautiful city of Cherkasy, Ukraine. Seventeen years ago, at the start of the new millennium, seven visionary freelancers from the area came together to form what eventually became InterLink, Software Planet Group’s very first development centre in the country. Having observed the potential of the Java programming language, the young pioneers decided to invest their hours into learning the technology, as the industry possessed very few Java specialists at the time. As a result, they soon found themselves being flooded with requests to develop software solutions for American and Israeli firms.

Today, our development centre in Cherkasy employs more than 100 professionals split between two separate locations — each including departments of graphical design, quality assurance, technical support, HR and project management. While our main office concerns itself with enterprise development and serves major customers like Xerox and Nokia, our second building is devoted to smaller companies, including a range of Silicon Valley startups.

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Project KIOSK: An Intern’s Report

It all began last winter. We, a team of reckless youths, had somehow been chosen to take part in Software Planet Group’s inCamp internship. Well aware of our stroke of good luck, we set out to not only put our best foot forward, but also create something truly special :). And lo and behold, in the middle of our internship, along came KIOSK.

Now, we are all familiar with that pesky desire to nibble on something tasty throughout the day, but equally, we know how troublesome conventional refrigerators can be! For example, imagine that you’re feeling just peckish enough to grab a chocolate bar. You excitedly skip to the fridge and open the door of goodness only to have all your hopes and dreams dashed by whomever took the last Snickers!

KIOSK helps you avoid such unpleasant situations by mirroring the current availability of snacks in your fridge. The service notifies users when a product is no longer available and even tells employees how much money they have spent on snacks each month.

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A Tech Talk Tale

Software Planet Group have a proud and thriving knowledge sharing culture. Throughout the year, we participate in several events with this very goal in mind. While our InCamp internships give young graduates the chance to practice their programming skills under the guidance of experienced mentors, our periodical Tech Talks allow the same instructors to take centre stage and share their wealth of knowledge among colleagues.

This year, at our Ukrainian development centre in beautiful Cherkasy, SPG’s latest Tech Talk started with a bang. The event was kicked off with complex mathematics — Machine Learning Algorithms, to be exact. As we heard, more and more businesses are scrambling to get hold of machine learning tools, as these are poised to be the next must-have technology to retain relevance in the coming market.

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