On the 16th of September Symphony Solutions hosted OWASP Ukraine meetup 2016 Lviv.[more…]
It is a security event for Devs, QA, Product and Project Managers that has been organized in Lviv for the second time. More than 70 attendees, who are interested in software security and its improving choose to visit OWASP at Friday’s evening.
The meetup was opened by the speech of Oleksii Misnik (UA), which was dedicated to USB HID for physical pentest and the usage of USB drive for pentesting Bank of Software Development company.
Headliner of the conference was Martin Knobloch – one of the most famous and active OWASP members, organizer and inspirer for such events as AppSec-Eu 2015 and AppSec-Eu 2016. Andrey Loginov (UA) presented his speech on first steps into IOT/hardware hacking and Pawel Rzepa (PL) talked about application fuzzing, an underrated method of automation for finding unknown and critical bugs in mission critical software.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. The mission of the organization is to make software security visible so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartially, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.
Symphony Solutions congratulates all developers on their Big Day![more…]
Today is much more than the 256th day of the year. Today we’re celebrating a professional day of our Heroes of the code!
Thank you for everything that you have done for humanity! We have no idea how people would communicate, do shopping, order pizza, have fun and survive without all the great things you are creating for us. You are our Batmen and Supermen – not everyone can see you, but everyone needs you!
We wish you a lot of interesting and meaningful projects, bug-free codes, successful releases and happy clients! Have a happy coding!
JDay Lviv is a community-driven software engineering conference, which brings together software engineers, enthusiasts, architects, decision makers, the best industry experts and professionals for a day full of interesting talks and knowledge sharing.
At Symphony Solutions Dutch corner you’ll find not only the most interesting information about our JAVA projects and vacancies but also a lot of fun and a very extraordinary lottery! See for yourself! Don’t miss our stand!
Get ready for the LvivJS and meet Symphony Solutions as a Golden Partner on 27th August, 2016![more…]
LvivJS – a conference organized within independent Ukrainian movement of Front-end Developers – CityJS. So don’t miss the chance to meet professionals and like-minded people for a day full of interesting talks and knowledge sharing.
Don’t miss our Dutch corner as we’ve prepared something interesting for you!
Symphony Solutions being an eco-friendly company supports living a healthier and greener life. That’s why we prepared a special lottery for you to always stay fit! One of the two fitness trackers by Jawbone can be yours so make sure to be at our stand!
Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean etc. have become buzzwords not only for those working in software development teams but also for much… softer roles and specialization.[more…]
And as we already know from the previous articles knowing something and using it with a common sense is not the same. One may have participated in a training on Agile or even have been certified, however, as practice shows it won’t always guarantee that this person would become a skillful user of the framework.
Now, in the best spirit of a retrospective, we can say that this 8-hour training (lasting two days) satisfied all needs of project managers who were eager to understand Agile principles of project management. It navigated “lost” team leads and tech leads who had been trying to find their place in a scrum team. And this event has also proved that anyone (like our HR/ERM coordinators) may become an Agile leader and application agent on flexible interactive approaches.
Even those SMART conservatives who like alchemists are constantly trying to figure out how to work effectively and efficiently WILL find all the necessary ingredients in any of an Agile frameworks.
Dig deep and do your best to understand THE principles. And then magic practice, fail fast, practice again and USE your common sense. Life will never be the same again! 🙂
If you take into account the fact that you work around 40 hours per week and probably die at the age of 70, the time you spend at work is over 10 years in total. Does not seem so much, huh? Well, it’s not, but try to subtract 25 years of sleeping, 2 years watching commercials, 17 years trying to lose your weight or 4,3 years driving your car, 9 years of watching movies and TV, 2,5 years cooking and 3,6 years eating and there is left not that much time! So ten years of work, 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day and, therefore, the third part of your everyday living is quite a significant part of your lifetime, isn’t it?
Many people say that work is about how much you’re paid. It’s really true that money is important. But wouldn’t it be cool to get up in the morning without hating it and have a passion for going to work even after doing this for so many years? Okay, you still receive your money, but what about an additional pleasure for your soul, mind and body from the environment you stay in 8 hours per day? Sounds too perfect? Don’t worry! At Symphony Solutions we know how to make perfection happen.
No, we don’t work on the Bahamas. There’s nobody to wave palm leaves in front of you (oh, why?!), but we’ve got all of those tiny things that create for us comfort, harmony and motivation spirit. Ultimately, we stay in the office the same amount of time as at home. Consequently, can’t feeling equally good at both places be called perfection?
Researches say that the more the person is happy at work, the higher their productivity is. Well, not all of our employees are happy when they lose playing Mortal Combat or ping-pong, but after a cup of tasty coffee, healthy lunch or just listening to the birds in the park and watching the cow on the ceiling, they feel much better 🙂
Those who are especially sensitive, can have their nails done, enjoy a relaxing massage, get some cosmo power at yoga classes or just merge with nature in the Magic Wood.
Bored with the same streets and grey walls? Just go to work! Come to the green zone of our office designed as a smaller copy of Dutch village Zaanse Schans and make yourself feel in Holland! We’ve got 9 different meeting rooms with a unique idea each, from the bicycles to the Red Light District, and depending on a current mood, you decide which one you want to work in.
Cool to work with!
Two weeks ago the team of our Design Studio had a social workshop in the Carpathian mountains (yes, we are passionate to work even there!). Four groups tried to find a solution for homeless animals and finally, it’s time to let the world know the names of winners!
“Feel it for yourself” is the project that involves special stands located in the city where people can watch a social video. The idea of the video is to show what happens when due to some circumstances you decide not to keep your pet anymore.
In the first part of the video we have an example of bad pet owners who leave their cat or dog on the street where it needs to survive. The second part gives us a chance to find alternatives and tells about the organizations that may take a good care of your pet and help to find it another home.
The special thing about the project is a possibility to watch the videos in 360 virtual reality mode and get at least a little chance to feel and understand the pain of being abandoned and left lonely on the streets where the sun doesn’t shine every day.
“Feel it for yourself” has been created as an example. The project aims to change people’s attitude towards their pets and, as a result, to decrease the number of homeless animals by looking at the problem from a different angle.
Let’s make this world better with Symphony Solutions!
Symphony Solutions shortlisted for 20 Most Promising Quality Assurance Solution Providers 2016 Ranking by CIOReviewJune 29, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Symphony Solutions, was chosen among the 20 Most Promising Quality Assurance Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview – FREMONT, CA (June 27, 2016).
CIOReview selected Symphony Solutions as one of the 20 Most Promising Quality Assurance Solution Providers of 2016 based on the company’s specialties in Quality Assurance and Testing, IT, BPO and Consultancy Services, Custom Software Development, Product development, Network and System Management, Mobile Development, Maintenance and Support, Web Design, UX Design, Digital Marketing & SEO.
“The companies selected for our 20 Most Promising Quality Assurance Solution Providers 2016 list are an elite group of companies whose products and solutions are changing their respective industries,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “We are proud to feature Symphony Solutions in this edition for its range of revolutionary solutions that is setting a new benchmark in the quality assurance arena.”
Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is a print magazine that explores and understands the plethora of ways adopted by firms to execute the smooth functioning of their businesses. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, IT VPs including CIOReview editorial board finalized the “20 Most Promising Quality Assurance Solution Providers 2016” in the U.S. and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants. For more info: http://www.cioreview.com/
On June 18th Symphony Solutions was happy to take part in the Career IT in Rzeszow, Poland. The Career IT is unique event for those whose life is connected with the IT sphere. The job fair is a great opportunity to stay tuned for the freshest innovations both for the students who are looking for chances to build a successful future and the companies to meet with others in a comfortable atmosphere. [more…]
We were one of the seven companies who participated in the Career IT. At a literally amazing stand of Symphony Solutions, a team of our not less amazing representatives were happy to answer all the questions the fair participants were interested in.
By the way, our pet Theodora (you already know about her, right?) was really sorry she couldn’t attend the event, so she personally sent her favourite apples to treat the visitors of our IT corner 🙂
We really enjoy a face to face communication with those who can share with us a passion for the same things. Hope you do too! Follow our Facebook page so as not to miss the next such an occasion!
Yesterday we had a great chance to host the visit of Delegation from Bulgaria, Plovdiv city, who came to Ukraine to sign the partnership agreement with Lviv. Among the guests were Plovdiv city mayor Ivan Totev, an Honorary Embassador of Bulgaria in Ukraine- Krasimir Minchev and an Honorary Consul of Ukrainian Embassy in Plovdiva – Dimitar Georgiev.