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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!

Aug 18 2014

Welcome to the new XWiki Romania Office

Have you heard? The XWiki Iasi Team has recently moved! 

After 7 years of working from the Copou area, close to one of the main Iasi universities, we have decided to move to a more central place from where we can enjoy a wonderful landscape: a view of the Palace of Culture - symbol of our city.

Valuing the idea of community, the XWiki team began working together from an apartment, grew to working from a big house and now, as the company celebrated its 10 year anniversary, we decided to move to an office building with a nice open space, meeting rooms and a cozy, fun relaxation room. We could not miss the opportunity to gather around and celebrate the move by throwing a party at the office and inviting our XWiki friends!

Now, you can easily find us at the following official address:

Şoseaua Naţională nr.178-180
Iaşi, Romania
Postal Code 700239

We are also online! Stay in touch with us through our brand new Facebook page.

If we've managed to catch your interest, let's try to find you the right place inside our team! Become an XWikier! 

Aug 05 2014

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The XWiki team is back home from Valea cu Pesti, Transfagarasan, where the XWiki Seminar 2014 took place!

While last year, we went for an equestrian journey, in the center of Romania, Danes, Sighisoara and two years ago, in a more excentric location, the Danube Delta, this year we chose the mountains and we held the XWiki Seminar 2014 in the Transfagaras Area, near the Vidraru lake.

What did we do this year? We spent again great time together! We had team statuses and brainstormings, discussing our accomplishments from the last Seminar and our plans for the near future. We showed our hidden artistic abilities at the XWiki's got talent event, we partied all night wearing our own favorite color. We built shelters, we sang, we created videos and we discovered the painter inside us. 

Also, we enjoyed the nice view from our rooms and the landscape from the conference room. We made photos at the Vidraru dam. We climbed over 1400 stairs to reach the Poenari Citadel and we discovered the Curtea de Arges city. The day ended with a boat trip which became really adventurous due to the weather. 

Discover through our photos the XWiki Seminar 2014!

And if you want to become an XWikier and join us next year at the Seminar, find your place in our team!

Jun 03 2014

1st of June at XWiki

It is that time of the year when you remember how easy things were as a kid and how simple life was back then! One of the reasons for celebrating the 1st of June at XWiki each year is the joy of re-discovering our inner child and getting excited with the small things again.

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XWikiers from the Iasi and Paris offices, gathered to celebrate the day. Sweets, balloons, Romanian & French kids books were present. We also enjoyed a glass of champagne...for children of course!emoticon_smile We couldn't miss the chance for a team activity, with each team member showing how they see their colleagues through original drawings that are still available on our whiteboards!

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Now we can't wait for next year to celebrate this day again together! Maybe YOU want to be part of our team until then? Check out our openings and find your place in the team!

Apr 18 2014

Easter 2014 at XWiki

Both the French and the Romanian teams celebrated Easter this year at the office!

At Paris, the XWiki team was engaged in the "Easter Egg Hunt" activity, having to gather as many chocolate eggs as possible. The competition was fun as the eggs were well hidden all around the office and the time was limited! When the time came to an end, two of the XWikiers who had equal scores entered in a finale to fight for the big prize! In the end, the winner managed to obtain 8 chocolate eggs and the whole team managed to find 47 eggs out of 60!  
 

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At Iasi, the Easter Bunny came with a very sweet surprise: eggs, small bunnies, little chickens all made out of chocolate! The XWiki team got together to enjoy the "Easter Sweet Day" at the office and share the Easter Bunny presents!

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We now all have the needed energy to enjoy great holidays together with our families and friends!

Happy Easter everyone!

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Easter 2014 at XWiki

Both the French and the Romanian teams celebrated Easter this year at the office!

At Paris, the XWiki team was engaged in the "Easter Egg Hunt" activity, having to gather as many chocolate eggs as possible. The competition was fun as the eggs were well hidden all around the office and the time was limited! When the time came to an end, two of the XWikiers who had equal scores entered in a finale to fight for the big prize! In the end, the winner managed to obtain 8 chocolate eggs and the whole team managed to find 47 eggs out of 60!  
 

Angry birds_Paris Office.jpg  Ben_the winner.JPG 

At Iasi, the Easter Bunny came with a very sweet surprise: eggs, small bunnies, little chickens all made out of chocolate! The XWiki team got together to enjoy the "Easter Sweet Day" at the office and share the Easter Bunny presents!

Goodies XWiki.jpg Iustin_killing the rabbit.JPG  

We now all have the needed energy to enjoy great holidays together with our families and friends!

Happy Easter everyone!

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Apr 14 2014

Job Shadow Day 2014 at the XWiki

The XWiki team welcomed this year another edition of Job Shadow Day at the Iasi Office!

Four high school students arrived on Friday morning at the office excited to find out what working in an IT company is like and how they can shape a career in this field. The members of the XWiki team that voluntary participated to the program were more than happy to give their general insight with a nice particular focus on how life at XWiki is.

After the well-known initial tour of the office and meeting the XWikiers, the high school students shared with us a little bit about their background, passions and expectations. This was followed by presentations on the company and some of the positions we have at XWiki: Project Manager, Web Developer, Web Designer and QA Engineer. The XWiki team volunteers had presentations on their areas of expertise and answered any questions related to their job, offered their support in installing the XWiki product, creating applications and doing tests. 

We also watched videos toghether, solved quizzes, had free discussions and a nice lunch, taking most of the allocated time. We're looking forward to see the students again with other occasions and we hope next year we'll be hosting again Job Shadow Day at the office!

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Mar 18 2014

XWiki at the Open Source Iasi Event

The Open Source Iasi event took place on Saturday, 15th of March 2014, starting with 9:00 a.m, at Chopin Hall - Palas Mall.

Organized by Mozilla Romania, the Faculty of Computer Science Iasi and XWiki, the event welcomed around 80 people, with speakers from different parts of Romania and participants that are passionate about Open Source development. People actually working in the Open Source field offered insight into their work and specific examples of applications/features from their projects. Check out the full list of presentations!

Marius Florea, R&D Engineer at XWiki, presented the ways people can contribute to the XWiki Open Source project and explained how the XWiki software is developed. Flavius Olaru, Web Developer at XWiki, outlined the particularities of the XWiki Bookmarklet application.

The presentations are available here:

We are grateful to everyone that got involved in making this first edition of the event possible in Iasi!  

Enjoy the photos from the Open Source Iasi event: