Another year has come and gone with the speed of light and we have again been through many new events and worked on lots of projects. What was it like? Well, that is exactly what we have tried to sum up in the lines that follow.
What did the year 2022 bring us?
Our Starbug team has expanded by six new members in the past year. We worked on more than ten projects (mobile and web applications, information systems…). Some have been wrapped up successfully, while others are still being worked on and still others are just opening up in 2023 presenting us with new challenges.
Have you heard about us?
Over the past year we have shared little bits and pieces about us in the Fuckups in IT podcast and in Liptovcast. We talked about challenges and stumbling blocks of the IT world. We have also zoomed in on the topic of artificial intelligence, and last but not least, highlighted the beauty of running a software outsourcing business in Liptov.
We have participated in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE 2022 Award which recognises the fastest-growing technology companies. The geogame that comes from our studio and carries a proud title “Cesty mladeho Corgona” (which translates to Travels of young Corgon) has succeeded in the polls of 4ka Android Code in the Games category where it placed third.
…and yet it has not been all just work
Since our universe does not just consist of computers and software, or as it was said in the podcasts, we do not just stand in front of whiteboards scribbling, our universe is also fun. Lots of fun. We enjoyed a few parties right in our office because we just do not fail to remember anyone on our team 🙂
What about teambuilding? No problem there for us. In summer we all got together and enjoyed the sun on the grounds of the Areal Ondreja Cibaka (which is a whitewater racecourse). We got our adrenaline fix going rafting and experienced just the right amount of pressure playing paintball where we proved that as a team of programmers we are always able to stick together. There was no victor and no loser after the game ended. Just a team of colleagues that has come out stronger in the end as a result. To wrap the day up, we enjoyed a leisurely respite in the form of an archery session. Of course, throughout the day there was no shortage of food or drinks that the summer weather demands
An autumn full of work well done flew right past and brought Christmas time on its heels. And we enjoyed these moments as expected. St. Nicolaus popped by. It is always a good thing to go back and indulge in your childhood memories.
Our programming kitchenette certainly could not lack for a Christmas tree which is where we started off our Christmas teambuilding experience. We all met there but that was just the beginning of the whole thing.
After we had said our hellos, we sat in our cars and drove to the Horsky hotel Mnich to savour our sauerkraut soup and delicious food. And what else happened? Baby Jesus showed up with presents and we soaked up the feel of Christmas whilst opening our presents.
But this being a true IT teambuilding event, there were more activities to follow. We test-drove a pair of “hangover glasses” which tuned us to the right wavelength to bring out our competitive side. Although in the end we all won because we just had the best time 🙂
Virtual reality was another activity to follow. It showed how much we can handle despite fear.
We chatted away during the day playing table tennis, billiards and table footy. Simply put – a day packed with challenges, fun and good food but first and foremost, a day without any work or duties!
And what about the year 2023?
We plan to expand to new markets in 2023. Our new programming challenges are taking us in the direction of the US market.
We keep up our efforts to focus on the AI development, specifically on informatisation and digitalisation of accounting.
And what did we wish for in the new year? We wished for it to be at least as successful as the last one, full of programming and fun.