(P) Adobe Romania keeps tech communities active during social distancing era
Adobe’s largest R&D site in EMEA, Adobe Romania, maintains focus on growing tech communities, sharing knowledge and continues to act as a host or sponsor for many events dedicated to software engineering.
Bucharest DevOps, a community launched and driven by Razvan Caciula, Director of Engineering for Adobe Experience Manager, brings together speakers like software engineers, system administrators and web operations staff. A Cassandra workshop took place in March and participants were able to learn how to build an application on top of a NoSQL database. This was a hands-on experience, building a real application using the best developer tools for Cassandra. Focused on best practices in several languages: Java, Python, or NodeJS, Cassandra experts were present for their expertise.
A company built on collaboration shares knowledge outside office walls
The company’s strong culture on collaboration emerges through local monthly knowledge sharing meetings. Dozens of employees gather to share the latest updates on technologies used, design or product architecture. These meetings are organized to keep information flowing within different teams and even business units.
Just like Adobe Romania uses these meetings internally to share knowledge and create a transparent workplace, employees like to extend this processing event outside the company. Every quarter, the company contributes at several local, as well as international conferences with presentations on software development.
Dan Popescu (Site Reliability Engineer), Iulian Titiriga and Constantin Muraru (Software Engineers) attended Spinnaker Live Conference with two presentations. They talked about Adobe Audience Manager and how the right tools make it possible for engineers to automize their deployments using Spinnaker. A second presentation focused on creating an automation ecosystem on top of Spinnaker for deploying large scale infrastructures for Adobe Experience Platform.
This year, over 70 employees acted as mentors or judges for two prestigious global contests: Technovation and Innovation Labs.
Technovation offers girls, aged 10-18, the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as entrepreneurs and leaders. Teams of girls develop a mobile app and business plan to address a social issue in their community. Several teams were mentored by Adobe Romania engineers and managers.
During Innovation Labs, 60 teams worked from March to May alongside mentors, to improve their design, captivate users, develop & test their prototype into a MVP. Mentors provided insights and feedback on business and technical plans.
Each year, Adobe organizes a workshop called Java Dev Camp. In spring, a third edition, dedicated only to girls with a passion for technology took place. The workshop is comprised of 4 sessions where participants have the opportunity to develop a Java based application. This year, Adobe Romania mentors followed Adobe Experience Platform as a learning foundation.
Adobe Romania in an open dialogue with students from top Universities of Bucharest
Adobe Romania is an advocate for higher education in technology and always connects with students through University events and job fairs. The company encourages their studies by showcasing career opportunities in IT and introducing them to Adobe products developed in Bucharest or Adobe’s culture. Furthermore, every year it opens its doors to welcome a new batch of interns. Students work side-by-side with Adobe Romania’s engineers, on live projects, and contribute to top Adobe products. An internship program usually runs for 3 to 4 months and students have a real opportunity to join one of the teams, as full-time employees.
This summer, several Adobe Romania colleagues attended online events to connect with students from top universities in Bucharest, answer questions on Adobe products developed here, career opportunities and selection process.
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