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ShipIT Day @ 1&1 Internet Development – eCommerce Department Romania. From idea to practice

ShipIT Day @ 1&1 Internet Development. From idea to practiceThis is how the event started and this is what we’re expecting for its outcome!

Long history short…

The Ship It Day concept has been designed by Atlassian to give its employees the chance to work on anything that relates to the company products and deliver it during the 24 hours of the event. This came from the necessity of fostering the creativity, proving a different opinion, moving faster and increasing the work environment attractiveness.

Hmmm… seems familiar… and even more, we’re thinking that it also helps strengthening the teams and increasing the quality of the collaboration.

Game rules…

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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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How to organize your work with KanbanFlow

You find it hard to follow up with your responsibilities? Having problems organizing your daily tasks? Your memory is not always helping you? Not anymore!

Whether you’re familiar or not with the Agile methodologies, Kanban can (and will) help you sort, prioritize and organize each of your responsibilities.

All you have to do is to create an account here and then start configuring your own board. It’s up to you to choose the appropriate approach. You can use one for yourself or you can share a board with your colleagues from the dedicated team.

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What makes a project Behavior Driven?

This article is a guest post written by Alex, an Independent IT QA Consultant, with over 6 years of experience, specialized in infrastructure, telecom, defense and security.

Having been previously exposed to the Test Driven Development (TDD) practices at the beginning of my career in IT QA, the ancestor of current BDD practices, I have had a first-hand experience with the ups and downs arising from a poorly managed requirements development process and learned not to put expectations very high in regards to initial system architecture at a certain scale.What makes a project Behavior Driven

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[Announcement] Two brand new products from Romania

Two brand new products from Romania_ DSSA goes LiveDear readers, the Webhosting team from Romania has two very special events to announce:

  •  The nTLD (new Top Level Domains) Reservation Self Service Application is live from the 1st of July. This is one of our first steps towards conquering the new market of nTLDs. As we speak, we have over 406,900 reservations already made through this channel. We kindly invite you to enjoy our product and drop us a line in case you have some feedback. The application can be reached via:
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Trainee Experience @1&1 Internet Development

Trainee Experience @1&1 Internet Development

This article is an interview of our Product Management Trainee from the RAIN Development Romania department. Brunna is from Brazil; she is working in Romania as a trainee for a period of six months. She is sharing insights into the common struggles of a traineeship abroad.

What is like being a trainee in 1&1 Internet Development?

This is a unique experience for me. First of all because the culture is totally different from mine. When I arrived in 1&1 Internet Development I was cuddled by everyone, both the HR from the company and my colleagues from RAIN project gave me all the support I needed. Brazilian people are known for being good hosts and if I have to compare them with the Romanian ones I’ll have some trouble. Also, if you’re going to visit a Romanian house, you’d better be hungry! 🙂

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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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Agile Management & the four types of trust within a team

When trust between business partners disappears the business may very well disappear too or, best case scenario, the partners may break up and follow different roads. At first, the one who suffers is the performance of the team and the debates will be shadowed by suspicions and assumptions.

Jurgen Appelo in Management 3.0 has a theory on how many types of trust exist within a team (source http://www.management30.com/).
In a few words there are FOUR:
– Trust in your own person that you can make it;
– Trust in the same level colleagues;
– Manager’s trust in the team members;
– The trust of the team in the manager;
Which is the most important one? Which one should never disappear?
I believe they are all equally important and should be treated accordingly inside any team.
From the manager’s point of view his trust in the team disappears (or has already disappeared ?) when he starts playing the policeman, implementing tracking and controlling actions.
The team will respond in its turn with the same suspicions, embracing a more circumspect and reserved position.
How do we get here? Stress, insufficiently trained managers, teams that never reached the norming stage.

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One year of Operations Hosting Romania

In May 2012 a new team started working in Bucharest, its purpose, supporting Development Hosting teams with aOne year of Operations Hosting Romaniapplication operations on live and pre-live systems (deploying new patches and releases, performing regular maintenance checks, configuration updates, application monitoring, on call support for incidents) while acting as a buffer between Development Hosting teams and IT Operations teams on system related matters. The new team’s name was Operations Hosting Romania (OHR), a little brother of the Operations Hosting team from Karlsruhe.

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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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