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Top 10 digital transformation resources in 2016

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With machine learning, artificial intelligence and the internet of things taking up much of the conversation in 2016, chances are that you haven’t heard about digital transformation that often.

Still, digital transformation is a process that almost any company will have to go through at some point – if they want to stay in business. A Forrester Research insight estimates that companies that don’t make the transition within the next 10 years will either go out of business or be acquired. (source)

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Vote for us at the European Business Awards [video]

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We’re not very fond of bragging, we like to let our work speak for us. But on this occasion, we need to make an exception.

‘What happened?’, you might be wondering.

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Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality Is Not Just A Toy Anymore

Remember Pokémon Go?

Well, augmented reality (AR) is much more than a game. To see what AR is and can be, let’s take a look at Gartner’s top 10 digital trends. Among AI & machine learning, blockchain and intelligent apps & apps, and other fascinating trends, we can find the trend that’s subject of this article: “Virtual and Augmented Reality”.


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‘Tis the season to give back

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At Qubiz we strongly believe in helping others. It starts from the inside, with our colleagues. We help them by getting them into a position in which they can do their best work. Next, our colleagues help our clients through the software solutions they build, test and deliver. This, in turn, helps our company grow.

And yet, for us, helping others isn’t restricted to the office or to working hours. No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is part of a continent. That applies at a company level too. We’re not on our own, we’re part of a community – both in Oradea and in Cluj-Napoca.

Just being present there isn’t enough: we like to give back and support our community. That’s why each December we help out families and children in need.

What we did this holiday season

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We’re National Champions in the European Business Awards

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There is no shortage of business success stories in the media. Some of them are allegedly overnight successes – one lucky individual who managed to transform an idea into a very profitable business. Other stories are closer to the truth: they bring up the highs and lows, the steps it took to get there.

But it’s only a few of all those stories that mention one of the top ingredients for success: great teams. Which is why we landed our latest distinction and why we’re doing this article today.

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Introducing TEDx in Oradea

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What do you think of when you see an “X”?

In maths, it stands for something that’s unknown, the solution to a problem you need to solve. In real life, when we say X, we generally add a ‘my/your/his/her’ before it and refer to the past – some situation, story or relationship that taught you important lessons.

Then there are maps. When you look at a map and you see an X, you know where you are, your approximate position within a specific space.

And there’s the X that stands next to TED. In this context, it means independently organized TED event. OK – maths, histories and maps, all those sound familiar. But what’s TEDx?
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Startup Weekend Oradea, 2nd edition

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They say that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. The same can be said about entrepreneurs.

Anyone can become an entrepreneur and Startup Weekend is just the place for it.

What’s Startup Weekend?

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Top 17 free coding courses to check out

Top 17 free coding courses

Only Chuck Norris can write code that optimizes itself.

The rest of developers need online courses, articles and tutorials to learn new things and improve their skills. But the overwhelming number of choices can make anyone easily lose focus when trying to improve or pick up a new skill.

So we did a little research and cherry-picked 17 of the most interesting coding courses, available online for free. Topics range from machine learning to Java to algorithms and logic, addressing beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Some of these coding courses are self-paced, others have started already, but don’t worry – you can still enroll and catch up.

Here are our suggestions – ignore them at your own peril.

 

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Tech events to attend this Autumn

Autumn is arguably the best season of all. It’s a colorful time filled with joyful things like pumpkin-flavoured beverages, festivals, Halloween and the (in)famous Movember. But the most fruitful thing about this period is that it is known as the “back to school” season.

Even if you’re not a student anymore, this vibe can help you get back in the lifelong learning spirit. You know the benefits of investing in yourself, you just need an idea and a little motivation. On this note, we thought of sharing with you a shortlist of tech events that will take place in the near future.

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Learn during the day, enjoy the summer in the evening

It’s very rewarding to spend time with talented and passionate young people, especially if you share the same interests. Some of our colleagues had the pleasure of mentoring a group of interns for the entire month of August.

When the .NET internship was about to end, we wanted to find out what motivates young people to spend a great chunk of their summer vacation with us and whether or not they consider it was worthwhile. You can read their thoughts and impressions below:

 

Why did you decide to spend 4 weeks indoors learning when you could have enjoyed your well-deserved summer break outside?

[Catrinel]: I decided to take an internship this summer because I wanted to see what’s really like working in an IT company. I thought it will be useful and instructing to confront as soon as possible the work environment, to get a taste of what working in this field means. Moreover, I wanted to learn something new.

[Rares]: I like to spend most of my time learning new things, especially in the field of programming. I’ve spent my last 2 summers learning by working on personal projects. I was going to do the same this summer, but I wanted a good challenge, so an internship seemed to be the right choice.

[Marian]: I thought it would be a much better idea to see how a programming company works and what it expects from its employees. You can enjoy the summer in the evenings, and in my opinion it’s better to learn something than to just spend the whole summer doing nothing.

There are a number of IT companies in Oradea where you could do a summer internship, not to talk about Cluj. Why Qubiz?

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