Category: Events (77 posts) [RSS]

Oct 21 2015

XWiki team at the PhD Talent Career Fair 2015 !

On Friday, 16th of October, the XWiki team had the pleasure of attending the PhD Talent Career Fair the 2015 edition.

With a lot of enthusiasm, 4 members of the team (Caleb, Corina, Diana and Mihaela) were present at Cité Universitaire - Maison Internationale discussing Open Source, XWiki and how to find the right place inside the XWiki team. Young PhD students and graduates from various domaines were welcomed between 9.00 and 18.00 at the XWiki stand located in the Adenauer area.

Having representatives of the HR, Marketing and Research teams, the discussions were focused on the Open Source values and principles that guide XWiki and the current opportunities in the Research team: R&D Engineer and Junior R&D Engineer

Along with other players from the French market, XWiki was present also at the "Les Start-ups font leur show" with a 5 minutes maximum presentation. Caleb was the one who took the responsibility of spreading the word about the company and inviting people at the stand in order to get more insight on the Open Source world, the team and the company. Take a quick glance at Caleb's talk !

Thank you to the PhD students and graduates that came at the stand to interact with us and to the organisers for the event! 

Sep 23 2015

Paris Open Source Summit 2015

The XWiki SAS Team will participate to the 2015 Open Source Summit edition (November 18th and 19th) located at "Docks de Paris".

This is the first European event dedicated to Open Source.

Organised by Systematic Paris-Region and Tarsus, this year's edition will deal with Open Innovation issues: existing solutions, trends and revolutions proposed by Open Source softwares. ...

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

May 20 2015

XWiki at the Open Tech Summit 2015

Last week, we participated in the Open Tech Summit in Berlin, an event for Open Source technology enthusiasts. The event featured talks, workshops and panels with topics ranging from open hardware to design, graphics, software, start-ups and digital policies.

Ludovic Dubost, the President and Founder of XWiki SAS, had a talk about the XWiki Open Source Collaboration Software. He also presented the way XWiki has been built using a fully Open Source business model without external financing. 

It was also a great occasion to meet interesting people and to visit a great city like Berlin! Many thanks to the organizers!

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 04 2015

XWiki at the FOSDEM 2015

Last weekend (January 31 - February 1), the XWiki team participated in the FOSDEM 2015 event, in Brussels (Belgium). It was a great opportunity to meet the different Open Source communities, to share ideas and collaborate.


We attended conferences, we were volunteers, and also spent quality time together enjoying the Belgian dishes and beers. Of course, we also shared some XWiki goodies (notebooks, stickers, pens).


FOSDEM is the biggest Open Source event in Europe and moreover, with free access, it gathers every year a huge number of participants. We estimate that this year the number of participants was between 5000 and 8000 attendees, based on the number of the unique MAC addresses.


Jan 09 2015

XWiki at FOSDEM 2015

XWiki SAS is pleased to announce that a part of the team will be participating in FOSDEM 2015, in Brussels (Belgium).

FOSDEM is the biggest Open Source event in Europe, where communities can meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.

FOSDEM is free to attend. There is no registration. Just turn up! 

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 17 2014

OW2Con 2014

Like in 2013, this year, the OW2con took place in Orange labs in Paris for a lot of interesting presentations about Open Source in France. There were speakers from last year who came to explain to us the evolution of their projects.

There were also new speakers with new projects and well-known actors in software engineering such as Microsoft and Jean-Baptiste Kempf (lead developer of VLC).  

XWiki was there too for 2 presentations. 

Ludovic Dubost gave an interesting presentation about financing Open Source project, based on his 10 years experience.
Caleb James DeLisle demonstrated CryptPad, a secure real-time web document editor based on the ChainPad technology which was developed for real-time WYSIWYG in XWiki. 

This conference was also an occasion for XWiki to attend a work meeting for the RISCOSS project with all the partners.


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!