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STAR – Software Talent Academy Romania

STAREvery once in a while, no matter how devoured by the daily dynamics of software development we get, we feel the need to turn to the present, to the communities around us. In the end this is where all those belonging to the big 1&1 Romania team come from, right? And if that is the case, wouldn’t it be ok to scan and scrutinize time and ask ourselves who our future colleagues are; who are those who may come work along our side in a few years?

Together with Scoala de Valori, 1&1 Romania has asked itself this very question. And they joined forces in starting an initiative that would target teenagers with a passion for software development.

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Trans-marathon? But of course!

Trans-marathon

This is a guest post written by our former colleague, Larry, a developer who enjoys the life’s bits and bytes. Enjoy! 🙂

Even now, when I remember, I start smiling…

Why?!

This spring I started running a little bit more seriously, that is somehow on a frequent basis.

The first competition I attended was The Bucharest Half-Marathon in May, where I had the pleasure to run together with ex-colleagues from 1&1.

It was a beautiful experience, even though, at that time, in spite of the little training I had, I managed with some difficulties to run the 5.5 km of the relay race.

The same day we decided we should meet again for the marathon race in October, so I started following a training schedule for 10 km.

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What We Are Passionate About

Some of our rare spare time we, Andrea O. and myself – two people who love reading books- spend bookcrossing. We breathe life into books instead of letting theHappy readingm collect dust in a shelf. Bookcrossing is a community of book lovers who release books “into the wild” and then follow their journeys.

People who “catch” a wild book follow the instructions on the label to go to bookcrossing.com to see where the book has been and to make a new journal entry so that other Bookcrossers know it’s in good hands. After they have read it, they release the book again on park benches, in shops, in phone booths… as long as others can find it.

Or we share our books with other members sending them around, so as many members as possible can read them.

Why are we passionate?

It is great fun to see that our books are free and bring joy to people would never have thought to get a book for free.

Look at some great examples:

–    Books in an unconventional location

–    Books read by so many people

–    Books traveling to the end of the world

But there is more to it:

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What’s the degree of PMP and Agile within a project,(Part 2 of 2)

My first grasp of the toxicity level for a project template was many years ago, during a meeting (which, taking into account the fees of the participants, wasted more than 2000 Euros per hour), its topic being the template (with capital T) about to be used for gathering some trivial piece of information. Should we keep the X area? It doesn’t seem to apply in our case … I say we should; if it’s there, we might need it. Let’s leave it as it is and we’ll figure out what to write there. And so on and so forth, hour by hour. No wonder this type of experiences make the practitioners want to run away (when can we work if we sit in meetings all day long?) only when hearing about project management. The problem is that the opposite – anarchy – is just as bad as a strict setup.

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What’s the degree of PMP and Agile within a project,(Part 1 of 2)

What’s the degree of PMP and Agile within a projectIf by Project Management Professional (PMP) we understand a la carte project management we now have the question of the century!

But what’s the difference between them to begin with?

I’ve asked myself this question a while ago, when preparing for a combined course (Agile and PMP), and was surprise to find myself lacking any convenient answer. I’ve searched the internet and found an interesting distinction between them: while PMI is a standard, Agile is a framework. You may find the complete article here: Difference between PMP, PRINCE2 and Scrum/Agile.

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1&1 Internet Development won the 1st place in a local basketball competition!

1&1 Basketball Team 1&1 Internet Development stood out in a big way with its Basketball Team.

We Won the Trophy, We are the Champions!

This spring we had a basketball team at Romanian Corporate Sports – a local team sports championship addressed to companies, organizations and communities in Romania.

It was our first participation and our basketball team won the Trophy out of sixteen teams. We defeated XEROX Romania, HP Romania, Adobe Romania, SAP Romania, and Network One Distribution.

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A night at the … theatre

A night at the … theatre

A night at the … theatre

No, unlike the Queen album, we didn’t go to the opera … we chose the next best thing – the theatre.

But let us first disclose the unknowns:

“We” – stands for the executive staff team, plus one guest from another team, which remains undisclosed for confidentiality purposes; 🙂

“Theatre” – the play “Dragostea dureaza trei ani”, beautifully performed by four talented actors at Café Godot.

Now let’s start with the beginning.

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Tree Planting at 1&1 Internet Development! Would you like to join us?

tree platingSpring is here!

For an entire month, starting March 15th until April 15th, forests are celebrated.

Then, why not celebrate it properly: spend a day outdoors planting trees, meanwhile enjoying the company of our colleagues and the special ones beside us 🙂 ?

Once told, the “planting day” has come to life. Recently, all our colleagues have received an invitation to spend one day in nature, planting a forest.

April 13th is the day saved on calendar.

What about you? Would you like to join us? Save the date!

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The team of the week: 1&1 INTERNET Romania

Basketball Competition

Basketball Competition

This article was published on the Romanian Corporate Sports website.

All the Best Players

After three rounds of Romanian Corporate Sports – Basketball, only four teams out of sixteen are still undefeated. Among them, one of the most impressive is the team currently ranked in the second position in Group A: 1&1 INTERNET Romania. This team defeated XEROX Romania in the first round, then BANCA ROMANEASCA, and SKIN MEDIA in the third round.

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Code Name: AgileFest 2012. Twelve determined speakers and a great audience

After the feast of joy, proudly called 1&1 Winterfest, another special moment happily arrived: AgileFest 2012!  The twelve speakers gathered both from Romania and Germany shared within a flash of inspiration their experience, ideas, best practices, and also great moments of fun.

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