Continued Learning for Employees is Crucial!

This week’s blog comes from the Developers’ Cave, as we share feedback on a recently attended Hackathon!

Two of our developers had the pleasure of attending a Hackathon workshop in Reading, at a UK located Microsoft office

 with our partner Grey Matter.  Julian Tucker, our Senior Developer for Client Installed Applications, and Guille Casanova, one of our LMS Developers, were truly blown away with the ideas and concepts available via Microsoft’s Azure Portal.

Julian and Guille arrived at the Hackathon with a broad scope of technologies that they were interested in researching, however, with so many possibilities available to them they chopped and changed ideas at a rapid pace based on which experts they were meeting with!

Grey Matter, a leader in Cloud Services and Development, proved to be very impressive in terms of their depth of knowledge and their quick understanding of our business needs. They were able to quickly come up with solutions for challenges we faced and shared a wealth of knowledge and new technologies available to us through the use of Azure. 

The Hackathon gave our developers the opportunity to put together test structures that could demonstrate solutions and confirm that the team understood how to implement them in real time. This was all accomplished with Grey Matter’s assistance.

When we asked our developers to share their feedback:

Julian said:

“We worked with a Database expert, an Infrastructure expert, an Active Directory expert, as well as two Artificial Intelligence geniuses! We were absolutely teamed up with the best of the best! This was an extremely valuable experience for me personally, and for the business too.  Ultimately what we learned will prove to be a tremendous resource for our software solutions and our Client Family!”

Guille said:

“Sharing time with professionals that offer different points of view to implement solutions in a dynamic environment, makes me grow as a developer and encourages my growth.”

Of course, we asked our CEO for her thoughts and feedback too:

Claire said:

“I’m a firm believer in providing on the job training, it’s crucial businesses invest in their team. It was a great opportunity for Julian and Guille, there was a wealth of knowledge and experts available to them and I’m extremely grateful to Microsoft and Grey Matter for hosting and organizing the event.”