How to recharge developers' batteries by letting them feel like real warriors - Autumn Trip 2016
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How to recharge developers' batteries by letting them feel like real warriors - Autumn Trip 2016

At Synergy Codes we firmly believe you're much more satisfied with your job when you’re a part of a harmonious team. How to create a good team whose members enjoy spending time together? That's easy to answer - let your colleagues escape from the office for a while and organize for them an epic awayday that they'd remember for long months. Arranging day trips is a great way to encourage employees to take on different, fresh perspectives. It gives them a chance to bond with those they might not have communicated with before. Recently, we've been glad to meet a few talented fellows, so we wanted to welcome them on board properly. Now, sit back, relax and experience it once again with us - here's a quick story of that great weekend break.


Networking with peers, learning what's new and having a blast - Developer Days 2016 in a nutshell
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Networking with peers, learning what's new and having a blast - Developer Days 2016 in a nutshell

What have you done lately to keep up to date with all the news from the mysterious world of software development? Have you followed the greatest speakers in the industry or spent hours reading their blogs? Or have you taken part in numerous webinars or read hundreds of books? However, you could also have participated in .NET Developer Days, one of the most popular conferences dedicated exclusively to application development on the .NET platform. Five of our colleagues spent two exciting days on broadening their knowledge during the consecutive edition of the event. Who could report the proceedings of those days more precisely than our developers who had a chance to be a part of it? Here is a short story of what they experienced during the conference.


Making great stuff and having fun at the same time - the very first hackathon at Synergy Codes
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Making great stuff and having fun at the same time - the very first hackathon at Synergy Codes

At the end of the July, we held our very first 24-hour hackathon in the history of Synergy Codes. We all agreed that it was mostly about having fun, but also about not being afraid to fail if we learn some new things on the way. A hackathon means nothing but a real coding marathon (typically a 24-48 hour event) for software developers and other people indirectly involved in software development. This codefest gives them a possibility to collaborate, to exchange ideas, compete and, above all, to deliver new solutions for which coders usually lack time on a daily basis. What’s the best thing about hackathons? You can have fun, challenge yourself and create really crazy stuff at the same time!


Learning what is new in web development - Synergy Codes at Front-Trends 2016
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Learning what is new in web development - Synergy Codes at Front-Trends 2016

Would you like to learn a recipe for most efficiently spent time? Take three skilled web developers from Synergy Codes, three days at Front-Trends 2016 conference and one big idea: self-development. Asia, Monia and Artur were our representatives and had an amazing time there - they learned what is new, exchanged their ideas with front-end experts from around the world and enjoyed some creative chill-out in the meantime. This is their brief story and review of what they experienced.


"Task Bashing Day" - how we dealt with lots of low priority tasks in one day
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"Task Bashing Day" - how we dealt with lots of low priority tasks in one day

What would bring software developers satisfaction if there were no big challenges to take or significant goals to achieve? Imagine such coders who will take pleasure in performing only trivial and irrelevant tasks - ridiculous, right? As we all know, software developers are like superheroes with coding superpowers eager to challenge themselves with doing great things that can save the world - or at least make it a better place. But what about minor issues that are not so "epic"? Well, superheroes also take care of trivial missions like saving cats stuck in a tree, but does it make them great? In reference to all their significant achievements they may sound bleak, but still they matter a lot.