Education in technology
We want to share our technological knowledge with engineering communities throughout Poland. We are also interested in how others are faring in the industry and what solutions they implement. After all, exchanging experiences drives development.
Have you heard about Allegro Tech? It’s a brand created on the initiative of Allegro engineers, which for three years has been promoting and sharing knowledge in the area of IT at conferences and meetups, and through it allegro.tech blog. We want to show our peers what the Allegro brand is doing in terms of IT, and to bring the IT world closer.
Allegro employs over 600 IT experts who have the knowledge and experience, and want to share them.
Allegro Tech MeetingWe devote a lot of attention to sharing knowledge between Allegro engineers. Our flagship initiative is the Allegro Tech Meeting (ATM), a conference for the IT department.
Meetings for the tech team? Nothing to it, right? What if we tell you that our technology team has grown to over 600 people long ago and constitutes more than half of all Allegro employees? Even assembling this group is quite a challenge, and coming up with an agenda that would inspire even the most seasoned Allegro experts is a feat... We have been rising to the challenge with the greatest pleasure for 10 years. We organize the Allegro Tech Meeting every year, inviting all people from the technology function (ATM). This is an important event on the team’s agenda, a unique platform for the exchange of experiences, and an opportunity to take part in lectures and meetings.
This year, the 10th jubilee edition of the ATM took place at the Artis Hall of the Collegium da Vinci in Poznan. Over 200 engineers who work on the development of the Allegro platform gathered to take part in the event. As you can see in the video, it was a truly inspiring day. Virtual reality has added an exceptional touch to the event, yet even the most interesting setting cannot substitute what has been the foundation of the success of this initiative. It’s the great passion for technology that ATM participants inspire one another with. See for yourself
Where did the idea for the ATM come from?
Imagine a team of over 600 experts. When you work in different locations, it’s difficult to integrate with one another and share knowledge. Allegro Tech Meeting is a unique event where everything is possible.
Allegro Tech Talks – Let’s talk about ITWe really like the convention of a meet-up or a short thematic meeting taking place somewhere nearby. It’s a bit like an industry meeting taking place next door.
We really like the convention of a meet-up or a short thematic meeting taking place somewhere nearby. It’s a bit like an industry meeting taking place next door. In 2017, we attended 48 such events.
Allegro Tech Talks, one of our initiatives, gained a permanent spot in the calendar of events of the IT industry. It’s a series of meetings during which Allegro experts talk about projects implemented at Allegro, problems which we need to address and original solutions we implement. We are always open to keeping the topics of our events diverse, which is why the invited speakers are also people from outside our organization, including foreign guests.
All seat occupied is what the Allegro Tech Talks became known for.
Sharing knowledge in Allegro:54
hours of sharing knowledge110
open source projects
What are you looking for in Allegro?Another event organized by Allegro is the BrainCode, which is our annual coding marathon. It is organized in cooperation with the best universities in Poland.
Another event organized by Allegro is the BrainCode, which is our annual coding marathon. It is organized in cooperation with the best universities in Poland. The fourth edition of the hackathon under the “What are you looking for in Allegro?” slogan was organized in three cities at the same time: in Poznan, Torun and Warsaw. The event was attended by 100 people in 2017, mainly students, fresh graduates, but also experienced developers. The event took place in our offices, which allowed the participants to feel the atmosphere of our everyday work, while working on their assignments. Each member of the winning team received a PLN 500.00 voucher for use in the allegro.pl mobile app. A dozen or so participants advanced to the next stage of recruitment in the Allegro Summer e-Xperience internship scheme.
How much time do you need to create an application prototype? BrainCode participants needed only 24 hours.
Brain Code stands for:24
hours of brain cell activity100
participants (students, graduates, experienced developers)3
winning teams of developers