Impressions from the Summer Internship

Published on August 9, 2019
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy, The Qubiz Culture

For us at Qubiz, the Summer just doesn’t feel right without an internship. This year, the aim of the program was to add new features to the Research Activity Management System we developed for the University of Oradea. For this, we selected six talented Computer Science students.

The internship started with two weeks of a crash course and continued with four weeks of intense software development split up in 2 sprints. By the end of the six weeks, we used all ceremonies of the SCRUM methodology. But enough of the boring details, let’s see the participant’s perspective on the internship:

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Million ways you can grow with us at Qubiz (ep.4)

Published on August 1, 2019
- in Blog, Grow with Qubiz, Qubiz Academy, The Qubiz Culture

One of the best things in the past decade was to see our team grow, both in number and in expertise. No matter when they joined us, it’s exciting to see their careers evolve together with the company. Today, we present you another inspiring career story, as part of our ongoing mini-series on Qubiz team members’ professional journeys (click here for previous episodes).

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6+2 free online courses to check out this Summer

Published on June 5, 2019
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy

We can debate which season is the best, but Summer has an ultimate advantage over the other three. It’s the season when we go on the holidays that we’ve been waiting for since Christmas. And so does our colleagues, so there’s a low season at the office. Sometimes you get the perception that even the time itself slows down. That’s why Summer is a great opportunity to take a step back, and think about what’s the next step for you.

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The revival of a mathematics and computer science contest

Published on May 24, 2019
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy, The Qubiz Culture

After a hiatus of 8 years, the second edition of the Gheorghe S. Nadiu mathematics and computer science contest for high-schoolers took place on 11th of May, 2019. But this didn’t happen by chance. The close collaboration between professors, volunteers, and local companies was needed. We sat down with the main organizer and with a member of the jury, to talk about how it all happened.

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Million ways you can grow with us at Qubiz (ep.2)

Published on December 14, 2018
- in Grow with Qubiz, Qubiz Academy, The Qubiz Culture

One of the joys of the past decade was to assemble our team. Some of our colleagues are with us since day one, others joined the fun a little bit down the road. In both cases, it is exciting to see their careers evolve together with the company. Get inspired by two new career stories, from the second installment of our mini-series on Qubiz team members’ professional journeys (click here for previous episodes).

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Million ways you can grow with us at Qubiz (ep.1)

Published on September 30, 2018
- in Blog, Grow with Qubiz, Qubiz Academy, The Qubiz Culture

10 years is a milestone where you stop to count all the things you are proud of and thankful for. In our case, we’re most proud of our colleagues. Some of our colleagues are with us since the foundation of the company, others joined the fun a little bit down the road. It is exciting to see their careers evolve over the years together with the company. In this article (the first in a mini-series) we share a few of the Qubiz team members’ career stories.

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5 Summer reads for IT professionals

Published on August 21, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

It’s always a good time to pick up a book, but August is a particularly great month for reading. During a vacation you have all sorts of downtime: traveling, working on your tan on the beach, staying in line in front of a museum, etc. Having something to read makes the time fly.

So we gathered a bunch of books that we, the Qubiz Team, recommend. We kept in mind that during summer you might prefer lighter subjects, so we skipped the Microsoft Certification Exam guidebooks! Without further ado, let’s see the titles:

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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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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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A different kind of internship

Published on June 21, 2017
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy

At Qubiz we have at least two internships every year: one during the spring break, and one over summer vacation. Students who join our ranks for the program get their hands dirty with a real-life software project. They work in Scrum teams led by senior mentors.

This spring we added another twist to the internship by teaming up with the University of Oradea. The objective was to deliver a software for professors as well as to offer students a different perspective on software development. Let’s hear the details of the project from the mentors:

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