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.
Every year at about the same time our office turns into a place where we gather around to pause for a moment and reflect. Christmas Eve supper is the most important celebration of the year and is normally reserved for the closest family. However, we decided to start Christmas together in a family-like atmosphere shortly before the real celebration at our homes.
Kasia: One would think that organizing the awayday for our Synergy Coders is the easiest part of my job, but I could not disagree more! Well, it is the most satisfying part (mainly due to their smiling faces after the event), however that was going to be far from simple. I gathered around me a team of people to whom the word ‘fun’ means something entirely different than to the rest of the world. There was one thing I was sure of - the chosen attraction had to be unique and memorable. From the very beginning I knew that a trivial game of paintball or a day spent in a waterpark wouldn’t be exciting enough for our Synergy Coders. I prepared a short survey and started with a small research among team-members. The results of a survey brought more and more confusion because their suggestions were more than contrary. After a thousand moments of searching for a perfect headliner, my choice finally fell on something that, hopefully, was supposed to be a new experience for everyone. I decided to take them on a trip to Leszno, so as they could try their hands (and other parts of their bodies) at flying in the wind tunnel.
.NET DeveloperDays is a prominent conference for IT professionals keen on Microsoft development stack and a great opportunity to meet the best speakers in the industry. Some of our Synergy Coders decided to visit Warsaw to expand their knowledge and broaden their horizons during that networking event. The conference took place in Hall of the EXPO XXI Center in Warsaw on October 19-20, 2015.
As Synergy Coders are known as those who enjoy spending time together, we planned to organize the very first LAN party in the office, hoping it will become the new tradition. Undoubtedly, we had a hard nut to crack by selecting the perfect multi-player game that could meet everybody’s expectations. Finally, playing some rounds of Call of Duty 2 brought back memories from our school years.