Apr 19 2012

Events @ XWiki Iasi Office

This year, the XWiki Iasi team was happy to participate to 2 career events happening in the same week:

  • JobShop - career event addressed to students and graduates (2nd - 7th of April);
  • Job Shadow Day - event addressed to students from Computer Science Highschool (5th of April).

On Monday, April 2nd, opening day of the JobShop Event, Marius Florea represented XWiki by being one of the 6 speakers at the  "Succesful Career" activity. Marius presented his evolution in the professional life and his main responsibilities within XWiki, offering students an insight view of the R&D Engineer mission in our company. During the presentation, he highlighted the importance of the education, of perseverance and hard work, insisting both on the importance of the quality of the work done and on the role that passion plays in someone's career decisions. After the presentation, the speakers were invited to answer some questions of the audience and also to give a feedback on the aspects to take into account in order to build a successful career. 

On Wednesday, 4th of April, the XWikiers participated to two activities: Presentation Booth and BACo (BEST Academics & Companies). Early in the morning, the team gathered around to prepare a friendly environment at the booth so that they could give a warm welcome to the students and graduates. After the official opening, during almost 7 hours students interacted with different members of the team and got to know more both about the company and the job openings that we have opened ( Front - End Developer and QA Engineer )

Meanwhile, at 2pm, 3 of the XWikiers (Ecaterina Moraru, Eduard Moraru and Raluca Stavro) met the students and the University representatives at BACo activity, to discuss both about the educational process and the methods of improving it and the actions that companies can actively do in order to increase the personal and professional development of the future employees for the work market. The XWikiers spoked about our company's involvement in the students' development, highly emphasising on education and constant development, as well as on expressing creativity. They talked about the courses hold at the Computer Science Faculty by some of our colleagues, the internships available both internally and through the Erasmus program, about XWiki's yearly participation to Job Shadow Day and, of course, to the GSoC event, at which some of the XWikiers are being mentors for a couple of years now.

The day ended with a very nice group photo with all the participants, with champagne and cake from the JobShop organizers!

On Thursday, 5th of April, the XWiki team welcomed at Iasi Office Dacian and Vlad, students at the Computer Science Highschool "Grigore Moisil", who were interested in learning more about Web Development & Web Design. At 10.00 a.m., Job Shadow Day started at our office! Silvia, Diana and Raluca showed them around the office and introduced the guys to the team, made a presentation of the company and talked about life at XWiki. Afterwards, Oana gave details about her responsibilities as a Web Developer at XWiki, Flavius revealed some tips on Front-End Development, while Raluca, Edy and Caty discussed with them about what a career in the web domain means. As the students showed themselves in Web Design, Max revealed them some of his design magic and also gave feedback on some of the work that they have already done. At the end of the day, Dacian and Vlad received some XWiki goodies from the team!

Finally, on Saturday, 7th of April, Raluca, Marius, Caty and Edy hold the technical training "Development process, the XWiki way" , to which participated around 20 students willing to learn more about the tools used within XWiki. The XWikiers talked about what XWiki is, how a new feature is added, the implementation and the release process, outlining the role that Maven, Git, JIRA, Jenkins and Eclipse play in the XWiki development process. 

The day ended with a nice barbecue, XWiki Iasi Team celebrating the end of a busy, but very productive week!

Diana Garneata