Some months ago, I got an unexpected invitation from a colleague who had an extra ticket to Web Summit. My thought was: “A chance to visit the biggest tech conference and escape Finnish weather in November? I am in!”.
At Intopalo Digital a Cell is a circle of people formed around a project with a customer. The Cell Lead is a person that provides leadership within the cell and manages the customer interface.
A couple of weeks back I attended Web Summit - an annually-held four-day conference in Lisbon with 1200 speakers and 70 000 attendees. Prior to the trip, I asked my friend to give me some tips to prepare for the conference visit. Though definitely useful, I found her advice quite surprising, and now I want to share and expand these ideas with you and add some of my own to pay it forward. So: how to approach a tech conference as a developer, with no super hot awesome startup to pitch to investors?
How did a small town girl from Venezuela end up developing software in Tampere, Finland, along with people representing 15 different nationalities? Here’s my story!
On New Year’s Eve, some of us promise to get a new hobby, a better lifestyle, a better self, or some other improvement in our lives. More often than not, life gets in the way. By the end of January, our grand plans have faded and we simply carry on as before.
For me, becoming a software developer wasn’t a New Year’s resolution. In fact, at the time I was sure I could never become one, even though I had an unshakable feeling inside that I wanted to do it.
- From the very beginning, we decided that Intopalo will be a global company. Instead of limiting our operations within the borders of Finland, we’d have both an international customer base and international talents working on our projects, says CEO Juha Latvala. - We had a lot of tech know-how from Finnish industries and universities in-house but wanted to go beyond that.