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It was a while ago, but I still wanted to share this my insight from Saturday 27th October, was the first all-day conference of the Amsterdam Clojurians which took place in the offices of Backbase. As a Clojure beginner and recent attendee of the meetup, I joined as it was a great opportunity to find a concentration of passionate people and talks about the Clojure planet.
About the state of my knowledge of the language: I started to study Clojure a few months ago, I’m now reading a book, watching videos, reading articles and checking out code, plus I’m growing my little pet project. I’m grasping the concepts, but can’t yet “get in the flow” while coding because I keep bouncing into many little difficulties, especially with the tooling (masochistically, I decided to code using Emacs, without having any prior experience with that editor!). So, predictably, the conference taught me a lot and some of those experiences, I want to share with you.
Many of you probably know that JTeam has gone through quite the evolutionary process over the last two years; the combination of our two acquisitions (Func & Net Effect), and our strong autonomous growth has resulted in over 250% increase in revenue and number of Dutchworkers. Further, it has allowed us to develop a services portfolio that now covers the full project life cycle, which is of course great news for our customers. All in all, more than enough reason for a complete upgrade of our company name and logo!
Just to give you a little inside info; the name “Dutchworks” stems from our love for typical Dutch values such as thoroughness, innovation and entrepreneurship, all of which have played an important part in the success of JTeam ever since we began in 2002. As of today, you will find our new brand name, including a completely new website (www.dutchworks.nl), featured in all internal and external communication.
To avoid misunderstandings, we would like to emphasize that other than our name change, everything else stays the same: same folks, same everything…
Anyways, we’re excited about our new name and looks, and hope you are too!
Steven Schuurman / CEO Dutchworks
Yes, it is Summer again. Less traffic jams, more smiling people and relaxing times in the office, life can be nice! And to make it even better, we’ve decided to throw in our traditional summer BBQ.
When: Tuesday August 18th, starting from 16:00 to 20:00
Where: JTeam HQ, Frederiksplein 1, 1017 XK Amsterdam
We like to keep in informal, so no dresscode or whatsoever. The only thing required is to sign up by sending an email to bbq at jteam dot nl. Please let me remind you that parking near JTeam is terrible and expensive. So act wise and use public transportation.
Love to see you at our BBQ and having some food, drinks and cool conversations with us!
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Last Friday we had another successful Java Meetup. This time we changed the format a bit to include two (very) short presentations. I didn’t want these presentations to take place in a boring office location or some kind of conference venue, so instead we settled for Werck, a nice bar and restaurant next to the Anne Frank House in central Amsterdam.