IT Jam 2012 Report

Sep 20

IT Jam 2012 Report

September 1 is not only the day of knowledge, peonies, and teachers, but it is also a day of fun for more than 3,000 IT specialists in the NSC “Olimpiiskii“. Truly speaking, I have not seen anywhere else such a long queue for registration. When registering, in addition to cute notebooks-pens-markers-pins-magnets, you could also get a card of the first off-line social network, RFIDLE. The card is linked to my Facebook page, and with the help of it, I can give likes, add friends and upload photos using special terminals. The idea is excellent, but unfortunately, terminals often denied. In a couple of days, RFIDLE sent me a questionnaire by mail, and it turned out that we became participants of a beta testing, so let’s hope that developers are already fixing the system. “We are here to celebrate!” said IT Jam slogans. On two stages (under the titles “New ideas and technologies” and “From vision to implementation”) technical gurus told stories of their success in a simple and humorous way. Apart from Ukrainian speakers Max Istchenko (founder of the well-known DOU Ukrainian developer community) and Michael Zavileiskii (General Manager of the DataArt company), there were also foreign guests: Christopher Marsh (technical developer at AKQA), Greg Young (independent consultant and entrepreneur), Torben Maygaard (Ciklum founder) and others. Companies raffled off licenses (I, for example, wanted to win a license from JetBrains for Resharper, but alas, failed to), cups, T-shirts, Lego; held competitions and polls (DataArt gave everybody beans in bags for voting; some members even took them home, maybe in order to plant). But I was lucky enough to win a 20% discount on the preparation for the Microsoft certification in the training center, which is also good. Around the pavilion, there were Chucks Norris with jokes and a different stuff for entertainment. But the most important thing was going on in the community spots, where developers of different areas were communicating and exchanging contacts. Ironically, I almost missed the .NET lectures but had a great time with the guys from Podcasting. It was very entertaining to learn from the “inside” how to create podcasts, as I often listen to Mikhail Marchenko and to his podcast “Frankly about IT careerism”....

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Day of the Programmer

Sep 12

Day of the Programmer

256 day of the year it’s not just an ordinary day, it’s a Day of the Programmer. Well, congratulations, my dears! And let such nightmares as errors in the release, periodic failures for unknown reasons, and memory leaks you can avoid 🙂 P.S. I had all these nightmares...

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Knowledge Day with IT-Jam 2012

Jul 30

Knowledge Day with IT-Jam 2012

The first of September. Young children go to school with large bags and flowers, and big kids are going to the most anticipated in the Kiev IT-event of the fall, but without bags and, of course, no flowers. This year, we will communicate in 5 areas to suit all tastes: .NET, QA, Web Development, and the Mobile Java (hope for Java and .NET pavilions will be located far enough away from each other, given the perennial holy wars of developers). By the way, on IT Jam site are presented various Community Spots (.NET, IOS, Agile, etc.) and registration still open. Well, see you on September 1 in NSK “Olympic”! And let everything be in the jam 🙂...

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Competition for Programmers Organized by the “Infopulse”

Jun 20

Competition for Programmers Organized by the “Infopulse”

A few days ago I’ve participated in the competition for programmers organized by the “Infopulse”, which was held in honor the company being at Habrahabr for one year. There were very interesting puzzles for fans of “tuning up” mind after work. It was necessary to determine the programming language in 6 tasks, find a line with an error, correct it and justify your correction. The one, who sent correct answers first, was given tickets for the match Sweden-France, a part of our Euro 2012. The first tasks were only for a start, later they got more difficult, and I struggled for a very long time with the last one. It was an assembler for the DCPU-16, which could only be debugged using an emulator. Oh, the employees of the “Infopulse” company! They have really puzzled a girl 😉 Result: I didn’t win, @MarkAblov was the first to send the right answers, but the competition was informative....

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Meeting With Italian Scientists

Jun 04

Meeting With Italian Scientists

A meeting with Italian scientists from the University “La Sapienza” (Italy) was held on May 31 (as a part of the development of our nanosatellite). Filippo Graziani a Professor, engaged in the development of space technology, and his assistant came to the NTU “KPI” (TEF), and we spoke in detail about each subsystem. For many years, Filippo has been successfully engaged in the development of satellites; under his leadership, the three satellites of the University of Rome were launched together with other foreign spacecraft by the RS-20 rocket as a part of the “Dnepr” program (the “Unisat” series). Guests communicated only in English, so I also presented a subsystem (data processing subsystem) in English. Scientists were quite friendly; his assistant asked most of the questions; Filippo listened attentively and occasionally commented on what was happening. The university of Rome has already a number of projects in collaboration with universities in other countries. For example, our colleagues from Russia, led by Professor Ovchinnikov, participated in the development of the Unisat-3 satellite, which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the 28th of June 2004. Russian students and teachers developed a system of magnetic orientation. Now the Italians are interested in Ukrainian developments, and it cannot but please...

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