Once a month we organize a staff party which takes place on Thursday. Why Thursday? This is a new Saturday. People often go out for a weekend and Thursday creates a possibility to have them all. The party has an informal style. After work we go out for dinner, pub crawl or playing games. Sometimes we just organize a barbecue on one of our sunny terraces.
What are weekly tech talks?
Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. our team gathers in a conference room to participate in a presentation prepared by one of us. The topic of the speech can concern tech (IT, project management) and soft skills (work culture, communication). The main rule is an appropriate timeline: we limit our presentations to 10 minutes and leave the remaining time for questions and discussion. Ten minutes is more than enough time to present a compelling and effective speech. Every presentation is recorded and a speaker can decide whether to publish it or not.
Reactive programming is more than a catchy phrase nowadays.
What are English Wednesdays?
One day a week all teammates are encouraged to speak English only for the whole day. This means that not only our meetings are held in English but also our lunch time and informal conversations as well as all written communication via emails and Slack.
In March 2016 we have upgraded to a bigger office – three streets from the last one. It’s our third and the best one. The opening of the new HQ was a pretty large challenge. We wanted to design a next convenient and cozy workplace, where we will be able to manage ambitious projects.