In the beginning of October Qualifast was an organiser of GDG DevFest conference for a second year in a row. We are very excited to be part of this global event that annually features more than 1000 conferences and million attendees around the world. This year the event grew even bigger: we had two parallel tracks: one Cloud/Web and one for Mobile. Obviously, due to the nature of the work we do, we had interest in both tracks and we are left with regret we could not attend all sessions. Additionally, this year there was definitely more startupy – nuance in the program, something that appeals to us a lot. Expert lecturers coming from all around the world showed us how to effectively utilise GCP, how to structure better our web and mobile applications, how to conduct user research and many more.
We love opportunities to get in touch with other IT professionals. Once again we established new partnerships and reiterated over some existing ones. It is really great when private interests coincide with those of the community!
Flutter is a technology that has gained a lot of friction in the recent months. Now a big number of mobile developers and mobile-developer-wanna-bies develop their apps with it. Flutter has become so central for Google that they dedicated a whole event to it, broadcasting all around the globe.
Qualifast’s partnership with GDG Sofia has been long standing already, thus it is not surprising that our Mobile Development Lead Vassil Angelov opened GDG Sofia’s Flutter live stream with an introductory session. It seems Vassil himself is not big fan of the technology, bu, still, he decided to share with the public the basics of the technology, describing the initial steps one needs to make in order to start with Flutter.
Qualifast, as always, is delighted of the opportunity to share our knowledge with the community.
Our CEO Boris Strandjev presented a session called “DevOps disrupted – mobile is the new master” during ISTA 2018 conference. He put the prism of the mobile development over the one of DevOps to show how those two combine for effectively done and successfully delivered mobile projects. It is a great honor that his submission was one of the few chosen for the main stage in a competition of many great speakers and topics.
“ISTA is a great conference, that started off as QA-only event, but gradually, in time, expanded to cover diverse topics across the IT industry. This year the attendees were more than 800, with many foreigners joining people from most big IT companies in Buglaria. One of the things that I particularly like about ISTA is that it is a joint venture between several companies from the very beginning, a proof that when we combine forces we are stronger than the separate parts.” Boris said after the event.
He also explicitly wanted to share his attitude to public speaking “I like speaking in front of public, sharing what I know with the community. You can ask anyone that gives lectures and he / she will tell you that you get to learn the topic a lot deeper when you present it to others. This occasion is yet another proof of that – after the session people taught me of tools and frameworks that I have not even heard of, but sound very promising!”