We had another Inchoo Learning Day in Baranja on Friday, May 26. It is a day when all of us Inchooers collectively leave our offices and enjoy the beauties of Slavonia and Baranja, and combine learning with team building activities.
This was the 9th Inchoo Learning Day (ILD) in a row. This time; Zlatna Greda, an eco center about 30 km from Osijek, in the middle of forest. Zlatna Greda is an organized concept that provides a practical experience of coexistence with nature as a place to learn, but also as a place to have fun; you can visit the adrenaline park, take a walk, or see the animals. It’s like a house in nature which functions through practical examples of sustainable growth, such as the renewable energy sources, waste separation, social entrepreneurship and responsible business conduct.
Inchoo Learning Day is fast becoming something you won’t want to miss. This time, even though it’s only our second such event, we already went international. Here is a brief story of what went on last Friday in a small village on the outskirts of Baranja.
We’re hoping to start a new tradition with the event we organized today. 1st Inchoo Learning Day took place in Zlatna Greda, Croatia where the group of geeks (Inchooers) gathered to discuss and learn about programming best practices. The idea is simple. We will take one Friday every two months to go somewhere in the nature and spend a day working on education and knowledge sharing.
We knew it will be a fun event, but we weren’t sure if it will be as useful as we hoped. Now, few days after, things are clear. It was a great thing to have a day like this where developers will move away from computers and share knowledge between each other.
Magento often organizes Partner Enablement Events, such as live demos, webinars and quick start trainings. While we participated in a number of such demos and webinars, we’ve never been a part of an on-site training for sales and business development staff aimed at solution and technology partners. This changed last week in France, and here’s our overview of what happened in Paris.
It’s a well known fact that Inchooers love travelling. We love exploring, as much as we love learning new things and meeting new people. This years Magento Imagine is an amazing place to do both.
Find out more about our musketeers, Vanja Bunjevac and Sasa Brankovic, who will be crossing the pond in order to rightfully present us at the event – here’s more about the level of their excitement, what they want to see in the US and who will they meet on their way to Vegas.
Have you noticed the fresh look on our blog posts? Recently our Inchoo design team has been putting a lot of effort into our featured images, but also working on a great portfolio through various projects along with evolving Inchoo’s identity. Our usability audit is now just one of their services because with the newest addition to the team, Katarina Dijakovic, they’re more versatile than ever.
That’s why we decided to talk to Katarina and learn a bit about what inspires her, what keeps her going and how she found herself in eCommerce.
Here you have an interview with her – about technicalities, design hacks and about what she thinks of design in eCommerce now when there’s a certain mileage in her Inchoo shoes.
Life at Inchoo is not all about hard work. It is also about having fun doing what you love, acquiring new skills and upgrading existing ones to get the big picture and getting the chance to learn from the experience of others. Learning from experiences of others is an important part of individual personal growth and success which benefit greatly to everyone; from said individuals, their team, Inchoo, and ultimately our clients who get to reap the fruits of one’s experiences and views. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Following that philosophy, Inchooers can often be seen attending and speaking at various conferences in various parts of the world. Gathering knowledge through experiences of others, traveling and getting to see the world, meeting people and eventually understanding what makes someone tick – all of that results in always fresh ideas that help us solve the problems we encounter every day.
My month of April was reserved for a completely new experience in 2015 – sales and marketing internship at Inchoo. I spent four weeks in Gdansk, sales & partially marketing team named after the city in Poland (all of the Inchoo teams are named after cities across the world).
This team is the starting point for all forms of business – no matter if it’s smaller SEO jobs or making a web shop from scratch, sales & marketing is where the inquiries come to and where communication transforms into project that later on finds its way to Inchoo’s designers and developers.
One event that gathers people with common interest in computers, electronics and information technology, the world’s leading event for IT and digitalization where companies and organizations demonstrate their technologies and products; event where lectures and talks are held and new IT trends defined – you are already guessing, I’m talking about CeBIT 2015.
Toward the end of 2014 Inchoo had an intern join our design team. As we knew that soon after that we would need one frontend intern also, we created one project for both internships. The task was to design and create an imaginary web shop for Mango Shoes.
Last couple of months, some new faces were at Inchoo. That were our interns Lucija, Hrvoje and Magdalena.
Lucija Glavas is at 2nd year of Computer Science, Hrvoje Jukic is year away from his Process Computing Master’s degree and Magdalena Kules is in her 3rd year of Information Sciences. At first glance their education maybe looks alike, but trust us, it’s not.