10 things we learned in 10 years of Qubiz

Published on March 12, 2018
- in Blog, Events, The Qubiz Culture

Less than half of the startups are still in business 5 years after they’ve started. (source) And here we are celebrating 10 years of Qubiz.

Since it’s a big achievement and a big milestone, we wanted to take a moment and share what we learned along the way – see the article.

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How to make your CV stand out

Published on January 17, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

Many people made a New Year’s resolution to invest in their careers in 2018. Probably so did you. A top-notch resume comes in handy in order to keep this resolution.

We made a list of tips that will help you make your resume stand out. These can be useful whether you need to polish a CV that’s been for a long time somewhere on your PC or whether you need to create your very first professional autobiography.

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What makes a good developer? 5 seniors weigh in

Published on January 11, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

While creating the job description for a .NET developer, we made a list of what we’re looking for in a candidate. In the process, a question crossed our minds. Technical expertise aside, what is it that makes a good developer?

Since there’s no official research on the topic, we thought we’d investigate a bit. So we asked around the office. Here’s what our colleagues shared with us.

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Qubiz got in the next phase of EBA 2017/18

Published on January 8, 2018
- in Blog, Events

Qubiz has been named as “One to Watch” in Europe by the European Business Awards, thus making it to a list of companies that have demonstrated exceptional achievement in innovation, business success, and ethics. We’re eager to see what the next phase of the competition will bring us!

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Introducing Carly Schone

Published on December 19, 2017
- in Blog, Events

One of the thing that defines us, as a company, is the willingness to improve. By this time next year, we want to be even better than we are now.

To help us achieve our goal, Carly Schone joined us in November as Director, with a focus on operations and delivery. Originally from the Netherlands, Carly has 9 years of experience overseeing large teams and complex IT projects.

Instead of a static, long introduction, we thought we’d do a short interview with him. Read on to find out more about Carly.

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2017: year in review at Qubiz

Published on December 19, 2017
- in Blog, Events

If you stop to think about it, 365 days is a long time. At the same time, a year goes by in the blink of an eye. Often, we’re left wondering where did all that time go.

To put things into perspective, we sat down and made a list of everything we’ve accomplished this year. So, in 2017, we:

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How IoT can help business: an example

Published on November 17, 2017
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How

From smart refrigerators to smart home systems, Internet of Things (IoT) is making a lot of lifestyle wishes come true. By allowing any device to connect and transfer data over a network without requiring human to human or computer interaction, the possibilities unlocked by the IoT are virtually endless.

One of the proofs for IoT’s potential is its impressive growth. According to a Cisco report, the number of devices grew by more than two times during 2012-2016, going from 8.7 billion devices to 22.9 billion devices. And it doesn’t stop here.

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Why testers are hunters and developers are farmers

Published on November 14, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

I have a question for you: will you be happy doing what you do in the present 10 years from now? Or on the contrary, quite likely you’ll realize that you ended up on the wrong side of the IT spectrum? If that happens, let’s hope it won’t be too late…

It happens all too often that ads for testing jobs attract candidates who think of QA as a jumping board for a future career in development. With this plan in mind, they’ll accept testing as a temporary job, while really aiming for a developer position. When (and if!) they succeed getting their “dream job”, the HR specialist has to find another QA…

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Qubiz Bike Ride 2017 in review

Published on November 6, 2017
- in Blog, Events, Sports, The Qubiz Culture

When we planned Qubiz Bike Ride, the weather forecast indicated that 23rd of September was the perfect autumn day. With a temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius and a bit of sunshine, it was just the day for a bike ride.

Much to our surprise, 23rd of September turned out to be a rainy day. Come to think about it, probably one of the rainiest days this year.

Still, cold, rainy weather and all, the first edition of Qubiz Bike Ride was quite successful.

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6 things we learned from machine learning projects

Published on October 31, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

What was once considered science fiction is now becoming reality as developers have the resources and the tools to build artificial intelligence programs. Increased computing power in hardware, massive amounts of data and the wide availability of dedicated frameworks – all those are propelling the development of machine learning.

Still, artificial intelligence and machine learning are both a challenge and an opportunity for business and developers alike. While they can secure a competitive advantage for companies, developing such applications is largely uncharted territory.

As we constantly invest in research, we’ve started experimenting with these technologies ourselves. Here’s what we learned from it.

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