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Encodo held its first networking event of 2017 on June 1st with Marco presenting A Checklist for new Projects (slides in English/presentation in Swiss-German).
Thanks to everyone who attended!
If you missed it and would like to see the talk, Marco will be presenting again at winti web dev/talks on June 19th, 2017. The talk will be in English this time.
The abstract is included below.
This talk discusses a checklist of concepts for writing software. Which ones apply? If so, how will you address them? A must for new projects, but also very useful for ongoing, legacy or inherited projects. We’ll quickly skim several groups of concepts, and then focus mainly on “core software components”.
If you can’t make it, the updated slides are available online.
On a warm spring day, we took an afternoon off for lunch and a Segway Tour of Winterthur with Segway City Tours. After an introduction on a flat plaza by the Zeughaus, we cruised all over the city for hours, stopping on the Goldenberg and at the Oskar Reinhart Museum.
Last year, we sent customers and friends something to drink. This year, we provided some food to go with it: hand-made sausages and an Encodo cutting board!
Not only that, but we also made a 2016 New Year’s Puzzle!
As almost every year, we had to get organized early in order to accomplish everything by our projected ship-date. As last year, it was only thanks to the efforts of several people at Encodo that we got everything done well and on time.
Visit the whole photo album to see all of the pictures!
She brought them to the office (pictured left), ready for engraving (preview of a draft version on the right).
The next question was: what should we put on the cutting board? Well, definitely the logo, but what else? We thought about engraving our signatures on it, but ended... [More]
Encodo celebrated its 10th anniversary as a company this summer in Bussang in the Lorraine region of France.
We’d originally voted on different ideas and a trip to Amsterdam had squeezed by camping by one vote. Planning our weekend in Amsterdam proved difficult. Something called SAIL Amersterdam—which takes place every five years—was on the same weekend we’d chosen and all the hotels were full.
So, we improvised and Karin found a lovely place in Bussang, just about an hour over the border in France.
Karin, Remo, Marco and Kath arrived at 09:00 and moved in. Remo, Marco and Kath headed back to Thann, back over the Col du Bussang, to pick up food and drink for 18 people for 2½ days.
Bonjour, je m’appele Urs.
While we were shopping, the rest of the crew showed up and Karin called us back because the natives were getting extremely restless—and hungry. They fell on us as we came through the door and (B)Robin had the grill going, Steffi was making dips, vegetables were... [More]
Every year, Encodo tries to do something a little different for an end-of-year gift for colleagues, customers and close friends. Last year, we made Encodo-themed light bulbs with something called the Egg-Bot.
What could we do to top that?
And then, sometime last year, Daniel made a good suggestion: we should totally make our own schnapps!
But it did take us over a year to get there…read on.
So, starting last year, we laid our plans to make our own Williams,... [More]