Team Life

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Feb 05 2016

My first FOSDEM experience

Last weekend (January 30- January 31) I attended FOSDEM with my XWiki colleagues. As you well know it took place in Brussels (Belgium), no attendance fee or registration was needed. 

It was interesting to meet many Open Source communities which may be different but have the same goal: collaborate and share information.

There were lots of conferences you could choose, starting from less technical ones to highly technical sessions. So you could definitely find a presentation that arouses your curiosity. ...

Dec 21 2015

XWiki X-Mas 2015

Secret Santa, presents, joy, activities and games, dinner, lots of fun together. It's what the Christmas Mood brings to XWiki!

With an enthusiastic spirit, the XWiki team gathered and celebrated Christmas together! Getting to know better each other, socialising, enjoying a nice meal or just sharing wishes and thoughts, the evenings of 16th and 17th of December were full of building moments together!

We will let the photos talk for themselves, so enjoy the slideshow !

The XWiki Advent Calendar still enlightens and inspires our days until Christmas. Have you opened the box today? emoticon_smile

You can also to take a quick look here and remember what the XWiki team did last year for Christmas! 

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

The HR & Admin Team

Oct 30 2015

Halloween 2015 at XWiki

We could not resist celebrating the 2015 XWiki Halloween this year also!

The XWikiers were challenged to enter in their creative Halloweenish mood through either bringing a Halloween item at the office and immortalising the moment with a photo or by choosing a representative Halloween image to be used as their Skype profile. And this is not all! Some XWikiers tried out the Mystery escape room, entering in a challenging race with limited time, lots of adventures, adrenaline, fun and... mystery!

We invite you to enjoy some of the photos of this year's XWiki Halloween and rediscover the ones from our previous years!

Stay tuned! More photos will be added to the XWiki Halloween 2015 album soon!

Jul 29 2015

XWiki Seminar 2015

Last week the whole XWiki team gathered in Breaza, Romania, for the 7th XWiki seminar, which took place at the Lac de Verde Golf resort.

This event is an unique opportunity for XWiki to get together its three teams (France, Romania and Algeria) in the same location in order to get to know each other better, having different team building activities.

The program for 6 days was pretty charged, mixing conference sessions with more or less extreme activities and an one-day trip.

We started with status presentations on each team (Marketing & Sales, R&D, support, etc.), following with sessions on more specific issues, such as new development techniques, improvement of project management processes, how to shorten the sales cycle, etc.

Each day ended with activities (golf, paintball, zip line, archery) or with a well deserved rest at the pool, sauna, jacuzzi or even massage.

As every year, we also took advantage to visit the picturesque surroundings from the Romanian Carpathians. This time we visited the Peles Castle and the salt mine Slãnic Prahova.

The week passed very fast, but fortunately we have lots of pictures that will remind us of all the good moments spent together.

XWiki Seminar 2015

Apr 10 2015

Job Shadow Day 2015 - Partners for one day

Thursday, 9th of April 2015, was the day in which the XWiki Romanian team got involved again in the project aimed to help teenagers get more familiar with the workplace: Job Shadow Day - Partners for one day. The XWikiers were happy to share their knowledge and present their daily job activity at the XWiki office. ...

Feb 13 2015

The new President of the Paris JUG is a XWikier!

One of our XWikier, Charles Sabourdin, has recently been named as president of Paris JUG, the Java community that gathers passionate Java developers in Paris (professionals, open source communities, institutions, students, teachers. ..). ...

Dec 23 2014

XWiki December Day 2014

2014 was a year full of challenges and accomplishments and what better way to celebrate than having a dedicated XWiki Day when all the team gets together? So, WE MADE IT HAPPEN!

The XWiki December Day was the day when the XWiki France, Romania and Algeria teams had the opportunity to virtually spend a whole day together. Enhancing the winter holidays spirit, we tried to value as much as possible this day, expressing in the same time our thankfulness and sharing of any kind: Thankfulness to the people that contributed to what XWiki is now and that continuously show their involvement and dedication & sharing of ideas, knowledge, gifts and moments.

We enthusiastically started our day with the "XWiki Global" session, where Ludovic Dubost, Founder and CEO of XWiki, together with Guillaume Lerouge, Director of Sales and Marketing, presented the recent news concerning the company and the current status of the sales, followed by a discussion between the team members on these topics. 

We continued our day with the All Hands Meeting led by Vincent Massol - the "Roadmap/ Brainstorming for XWiki 7.x": with the Open Source spirit, every team member was coming with proposals for improving the XWiki product, discussing and voting on what we should focus on for the next period and outlining the priorities.

In the end, we focused on creating memorable moments that certainly will stay with us for a long time, we enjoyed the gifts that we received from Secret Santa and the XWiki Dinner, which this year gathered the XWikiers of each office, in the same time.

If next year you want to share the same moments with us, check out our openings and find your right place in the XWiki team!

Until then, Merry X-Mas to all of you and a Happy New Year!

Nov 27 2014

Ziua Stafetei 2014 at XWiki

On Wednesday, 19th of November, the XWiki team got involved in a national initiative called "Ziua Stafetei".  This program is being annually organised, close to 20th of November, when the Universal Children's Day is celebrated. The aim of the project is to facilitate the social inclusion of vulnerable children and respect their rights. The initiative tries to recognise the potential of the children and encourages them to freely express their opinion about the situations which affect their lives. 

We were happy to meet 4 highschool students from Vasile Adamachi College, Iasi, Romania, who wanted to experiment how it is like to be an employee in an IT company. We started with a short company and team presentation, continuing with offering insight on the Development, QA and HR & Admin jobs inside XWiki. 4 XWikiers were the "ambassadors" of their job. 

Our colleague, Manuel was responsible of revealing the secrets of QA, showing how the test of the product is being done, how bugs are being identified and how documention for a certain feature is being written. Edy showed how an application is being created, published, installed, offering also details regarding the developer position inside XWiki. The HR & Admin team explained the processes related to HR, continued by a simulation of the sourcing, selection, hiring decision and after hiring processes.

We had a very nice time together with our guests and we hope to have played a tiny role in their professional future life!

Nov 04 2014

Halloween 2014 at XWiki

Last week, the XWiki team quickly got in the Halloween mood and enjoyed the mystery filled atmosphere in the office!

Candy, pumpkin carvings, spiders and ugly creatures welcomed the XWikiers this year. Remember their visit the previous year? emoticon_smile Rediscover last year's happenings here!

Halloween was celebrated both at the XWiki Paris Office and at the XWiki Iasi Office. Check out the photos!

Let's celebrate next Halloween together at XWiki! Find your place in our team and become an XWikier!

Sep 30 2014

XWiki Onboarding Training 2014

In order to help the new XWiki team members integrate better and faster, we recently organised the first edition of the XWiki Onboarding Training

During 08 - 19.09.2014, the new XWikiers better discovered what life at XWiki is like and interacted with the senior members of the team. They attended introductory sessions regarding the XWiki company and product, presented both from the company perspective and the Open Source community point of view. One of the goals of the XWiki Onboarding training was to create an environment for knowledge sharing and for learning the XWiki essentials.

The training ended with a feedback session, followed by an informal event, where we celebrated with pizza and games in the office.

XWiki thanks all the participants for their active involvement and for making this program possible! And last but not least:

New XWikiers - Welcome to the XWiki Dream Team!