- Freelance Industry: Present & Future
Flexibility, work-life balance and time saving are only a few reasons that drive people to become a freelancer. It's relevance tremendously increases in the era of digital transformation, when many of us work with digital tools and frameworks. If you are interested in a freelance job market, maybe already are there, but not as successful, or just curious about remote work opportunities, join the event to fill in the gaps! On 28th May, Yannis Sliman, Product Manager at PeoplePerHour (https://www.linkedin.com/in/slimanio), will introduce attendees to the world of remote working and will: 😎👉 Present the benefits and challenges of working as a freelancer. 😎👉 Provide valuable tips on how to break into freelancing and be successful! 😎👉 Give insights on the role of a freelancer in the 21st century. 😎👉 Analyse how Brexit has affected remote job market. 😎👉 Give us a glance into a Workforce of the Future. In the end, we will have the chance to learn more about PeoplePerHour, as Yannis will walk us through the platform and demonstrate how anyone can join the UK’s largest freelancer network! 🎆 https://app2.sli.do/event/85wct7wv - We also take another step forward by applying "Ask the speaker" theme to our Meetups, which means that you have a unique chance to ask a question in advance and hear first-hand expert's opinion during the event! 📣📣📣 ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE 15% DISCOUNT for any ticket to DEVit Conference held on 9-10th June in Thessaloniki!!! More details here: https://devitconf.org *Event is free of charge and in English **Staying after the presentation for the tastiest networking is not mandatory but strongly recommended 😋 Thanks, https://www.peopleperhour.com ***Event is organised by big dev fans - Social Hackers Academy team: https://socialhackersacademy.org
- Meet UX master Panagiotis Zaharias
Today we build continuous systems that can be optimised indefinitely, which raises a difficult question to answer - “When are we done?”. Usually, it's a checklist by product owner, just tick the features and now it's 100% complete. Software developers often call this, “works as designed.” But “works as designed” only tells us that the software consistently does what we told it to do, which isn't enough. In fact, it’s only the start of the conversation with users and customers. It’s the continuous improvement of our systems to deliver increasingly better experiences that helps us deliver real value to them. “Do some research before you code!”, - says Panagiotis Zaharias, who recently founded the UX Prodigy, an independent UX agency (https://theuxprodigy.com), and is a founder and organizer of the Athens UX Community, the largest UX professional community in Greece (https://www.meetup.com/Athens-UX-Community). On 17th April Panagiotis will open UX Pandora's box and turn it into a hidden treasure for any dev! During the presentation we will cover: 😎👉 Introduction to UX, what is it about, why YOU should care; 😎👉 Why UX research is important; 😎👉 The concept of usability and usability evaluation; 😎👉 The main UX professional roles; 😎👉 How UXers can work with Devs; 🎆 We also take another step forward by introducing "Ask the speaker" theme to our Meetups! Which means that you have a unique chance to get the answer G**gle wouldn't give and hear first-hand expert's opinion! Ask here: https://forms.gle/zb3z7FYrsm5af6Dc8 📣📣 During the event we will raffle away 2 FREE TICKETS to International Conference DEVit 2019 Talks Day! 📣📣📣 AND ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE 15% DISCOUNT for any ticket to DEVit Conference held on 9-10th June in Thessaloniki!!! More details here: https://devitconf.org *Event is free of charge and in English **Staying after presentation for networking is not mandatory but strongly recommended 😋 ***Event is organised by big dev fans - Social Hackers Academy team: https://socialhackersacademy.org
- Meet a Software Testing Guru!
Test engineering has tremendously evolved over the years and keeps evolving! Software companies are now mostly cloud-based and time-to-market is a critical factor for their success. In order to achieve that, test automation plays a crucial role in successful CI/CD pipelines. As a result, a new role of the Software Engineer in a Test has emerged. It is an unsung hero for most development projects. They save end users from buggy software or applications that just won't work, reduce tech support calls from frustrated customers, and make the development team and the software vendor look good in the eyes of clients. On 18th March You have a unique chance to meet the expert of the test world - Konstantinos Sidiropoulos from "Agile Actors" (https://www.agileactors.com), someone who can really tell: 😎👉 what does software engineer in test do? 😎👉 what are his/her day to day duties? 😎👉 how is s/he being integrated into a software development team? 😎👉 what are the most common tools, frameworks and techniques that s/he is using? 😎👉 and of course what skills you should have or plan to develop to prepare for a software testing career! During the presentation we will cover: ✅ Basic Test engineering principles ✅ What is a Software Engineer in Test? ✅ What is a test framework? ✅ Unit testing ✅ API testing ✅ UI testing ...and of course ALL of Your questions! 🎆 📣📣 YOU WILL ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN 4 free passes to CodeBiz 2019 contest held on 23-24 & 30-31 March! More details here: https://www.codebiz.gr *Event is free of charge and in English **Staying after presentation for networking and pizza is not mandatory but strongly recommended 😋 ***https://www.facebook.com/events/1990345741014099
- Meet Developers Lefteris and Giannis!
🎇 After December’s break Devs Alliance are coming back as twice as strong! This time we will have even two keynote speakers - developers Lefteris and Giannis from "Trasys International" which is a part of The NRB Group, one of the major ICT service providers in Europe! 🎇 Giannis is a software developer at heart, with an inquisitive mind and believes that the software should be developed from a holistic point of view. In his current role as a software architect, Giannis is always interested in experimenting with programming languages, operating systems, frameworks and technology in general. He enjoys mentoring and helping people reaching their full potential. Lefteris is a software developer with a strong open source disposition. Avid explorer of new concepts and frameworks. After Technical University he continued the career in different companies as a software engineer. After many years of experience, nowadays Lefteris is an Analyst-Developer and is more than ready to share his expertise with other dev colleagues. They will talk about and will be ready to answer your questions on: ✔️ How to interpret and read between the lines of a senior developer job description; ✔️ SDLC from developer’s point of view: effort estimations and working with legacy code; ✔️ Developer’s working day or what’s the right amount of coffee? ✔️ Career path of a software engineer; ✔️ Tools and tips they wish they knew earlier; ✔️ Sweet and bitter of being a dev; 💻 🚫 As true code professionals Giannis and Lefteris are quite concerned with online privacy, social media exposure and the way those platforms manipulate user data, so in order to learn more about them, we invite YOU to Meet up with them in person on 29th January!
- Meet a head of HR
The new series of Meetups for devs and friends continue! This time we are presenting another angle of programming industry polygon... The journey to successful employment usually starts in the HR room. 🚀 Are you still trying to figure out how Human Resources code is written? Or wondering how to hack their department? 💻 Let Devs Alliance help you out! 😏 Our guest speaker of the night, Roza Tapini, is the best expert to disclose the teeny-tiny insights of recruitment, that are crucial component in order to kick-off your great career in IT. During the time she was the Head of HR Division in Travel Planet24, her team has achieved the Best Workplace 2015 Award. Currently Roza is the Head of People Operations in Skroutz.gr, the largest price and product comparison site in Greece. --- During the MeetUp you will get to know more about: ✅ Skroutz.gr and their operations ✅ CV Screening: the HR point of view ✅ Tips how to make your CV and application stand out ✅ Interview: do's and dont's | how to answer specific questions | technical assessment ✅ Tips for your job hunting adventure After presentation don't miss the chance to participate in Q & A and network with your dev buddies! ... *Event will be held in English and is totally free for all participants. **Huge shout to Slash Data and The Beat App for supporting us in our event!
- Train the trainers
We hope you are hungry for knowledge and ready for the exciting challenges! The new series of Meetups will start with redefining the concepts and processes of training and learning. --- Join this MeetUp in order to learn how to teach & effectively transmit the knowledge you have on programming to others. Which topics will be covered and discussed during the event: ✅ The art of survival? ✅ Code Race. ✅ Teacher vs Student? ✅ Misunderstood Terminology (Teacher, Instructor, Lecturer, Trainer and Tutor) ✅ Approach vs Method vs Technique ✅ The Learning Cycle ✅ Facets of Understanding ✅ Web Design vs Mind Design ✅ Machine Language (Do you speak Computer?) Keynote speaker Ahmed Fayyad is running Academic Department of a progressive coding school in Athens - Social Hackers Academy - and is eager to share his professional knowledge and ideas by engaging into an open dialogue with developers and enthusiasts. *Event will be held in English and is totally free for all participants. **Huge shout to The Beat App for supporting us in our event!
- Bridging the Gap in the Digital Industry
Want to sharpen your skills on: ✔️ Project Management ✔️ Time Management ✔️ Negotiation ✔️ Teamwork ✔️ Leadership Also You're going to learn how to: ✅ Communicate in cross-functional teams that includes designers, developers, marketers etc.. ✅ Research, present and make your case both within the boundaries of your team. ✅ Deal with problems that appear in real life work. The digital industry consists of crossfunctional teams, made up of developers, designers, marketers, managers, testers and client expectations. We teach code skills, UX and adwords, yet for all the practical gaps between knowledge and communication, we don’t teach understanding. We focus on short-term solutions which create longterm problems in efficiency and work fulfilment. This workshop will take you through an interactive journey of misunderstandings and mistakes on a virtual web project, from kickoff and production, all the way to delivery. About: Event will be held in English and is totally free for all participants. Participants will be assigned into crossfunctional teams and positions, with specific responsibilities, regardless of their professional experience or current work positions. They will represent a company that has agreed to create a web project for a client. You will be required to research, present and make your case both within the boundaries of your team and in a cross-functional manner, depending on your assigned position, utilising both EQ and IQ skills as the workshop progresses. No homework will be assigned and all interactions will occur during workshop hours, in front of all participants, pertaining all subjects and issues. Goal: You will encounter and have to deal with problems that appear in real-life work, in an educational environment, arming you with preemptive experience and empathy. Requirements: None whatsoever. Better if you bring your laptop or mobile/tablet device with a working internet access receiver (WiFi or otherw se). Agenda: Day 1| "Understand" - 19 June 19:00 - 21:00 ● Keynote by George Kary ● Workshop Breakdown & Role Assignment ● Day 2 Brief / Questions Day 2| "Expect" - 23 June 17:00 - 21:00 Disagreeing on project specifications and hating the client. ● Sit down with the client, ● Create project specs and assignments, ● Day 3 Brief / Questions Day 3| "Produce" - 24 June 17:00 - 21:00 Disagreeing on how it works and hating how it looks. ● Research functions, features and design, ● Review and revise, ● Day 4 Brief / Questions Day 4| "Deliver" - 30 June 17:00 - 21:00 Disagreeing on quality and hating each other. ● Sit down with the client, ● Review and revise, ● Deliver to client, ● Day 5 Brief / Questions Day 5| "Lead" - 01 July 17:00 - 20:00 ● Blame game, ● Present your mistakes and discuss, ● Examples of successful leadership/teams ● Conclusion by George Kary (10 15 min) ● Q&As Huge shout to The Beat App for supporting us in our event! Keynote Speaker / Course by George Kary: The foundation of George’s experience is trial and error. Having spent the last six years on web design, he has tackled a different array of projects, working with startups and companies from all over the world. As a frontend developer, his primary focus has been usability and user experience from the spectrum of both commercial application and team working. His passion is bridging innovation and leadership in rapidly expanding teams, applying his passion for operations to team working and collaboration. George is currently the Head of Operations at FightHoax.