Schibsted Tech Polska encourages its employees to share their knowledge, not only internally, but also with programmers from other companies or students at universities.
And regularly some of our programmers are selected to give presentations on programming conferences in Poland.
This weekend two Schibsted Tech Polska programmers are presenting:
- Karol Sójko is talking about “Building behavior driven teams” at the PHPCon conference in Szczyrk
- Artur Skowroński (picture above) is presenting an “Introduction to functional reactive programming” at Meet.js Summit in Poznan
Introduction to functional reactive programming
His speech at Meet.js Summit is based on work he has done for his Master thesis at the AGH university in Krakow.
– I really like giving presentations. It gives me a chance to share knowledge with programmers who are interested in what I have to say and to make them enthusiastic about topics I am into myself, he says.
Here is a four minute summary Artur made for colleagues in Schibsted Tech Polska during the company´s monthly “super demo”:
How to build behavior driven teams
Karol Sójko is leading Schibsted Tech Polska´s so-called SEALs team in Gdansk. The SEALs team is an internal consulting unit for Schibsted companies.
He describes himself as a big fan of Behavior Driven Development and open source software. In Gdansk he has been one of the organizers of local PHP meetups.
PHPCon gathers several hundred PHP developers from all over Poland and also from other countries.
Karol´s presentation is about “Building Behavior Driven Teams”.
– Many teams in their development process tend to focus on answering the question “how” instead of “why”. This leads to many misunderstandings which in turn decrease productivity and pleasure of working, he explains.
– In my presentation I want to introduce Behavior Driven Development (BDD) which is one of the ways to improve communication within a team. I will share my knowledge on how to start with BDD in your company and say a couple of words about things like StoryBDD, SpecBDD and living documentation. Taking my team as a use case I will also speak about how BDD helped us in understanding each other and making software that matters.