Homelife@QuestersA cookie a day keeps the sadness away

On 13 January Questers was pleased to host a hackathon of the Bulgarian Java User Group based on the topic FIRST ADOPT OPENJDK CONTRIBUTION, CONTINUED. The event was held at qClub where we welcomed members of the Bulgarian Java Users Group which is the World’s Java community representative in Bulgaria.

We continue Lunch with the Geeks with a series of meetings of the internal QA community aiming to provide the QA specialists at Questers the opportunity to meet colleagues from different teams to share knowledge and exchange ideas and thus help them further develop their skills and expertise.

On 12 March all Questers teams had the chance to taste fresh delicious sushi combinations and a great selection of wines at our qClub. We have also invited a professional sushi chef who demonstrated how to transform raw seafood and rice into the most famous Japanese dish using only a rolling mat.

On March 14, Pi-Day, a celebration of the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference, Questers was delighted to be a part of the first edition of QA: Challenge Accepted, a conference targeted at enthusiasts, specialists and even managers working in the sphere of software testing and software quality assurance, co-organized by our colleague Peter Sabev, a QA manager in one of our teams, who dedicated much time and effort to turn the event into a huge success.

On 10 March Questers, in collaboration with Teach for Bulgaria Foundation, held a charity event at the Bulgarian Embassy in London, under the patronage of the Ambassador of Republic of Bulgaria in the UK. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the work of the organisation, awarded NGO of the Year in Bulgaria by Forbes for 2015, and allow their cause to extend its reach and positive impact across disadvantaged schools in the country. 

On 3 February Questers, in collaboration with Funding Circle, organised a Tech Meet Up focused on RUBY AT SCALE – DEVELOPING RUBY APPLICATIONS IN A FAST GROWING ENVIRONMENT.

The fresh new activity we started in January 2015 are Bulgarian folk dances lessons for BEGINNERS. The first lesson was held after working hours on 20th January at qClub. It comes as no surprise that we have multiskilled IT specialists in our teams, so we even have an experienced dancer, Kichka, who is a passionate trainer and leads the classes every Tuesday at 19h at qClub.