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A new (academic) year, a new start!

A new start On September 3, our new students started their 4-month journey to become professional software developers.  We’ve used the summer months to reinvent ourselves: Same same but different! A new concept Until now, we’ve trained and coached a group of motivated soon-to-be junior developers for one specific client. Integrating several junior developers into […]

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How to stay informed as a software developer

It’s crucial for a software developer to keep his eyes and ears open. The industry moves and evolves in a fast pace.  It’s important to keep track of new emerging technologies that gain traction and adoption. However, it’s equally important to be aware of technologies losing adoption. A technology that’s still relevant on your project, […]

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Learning platforms, tutorials and exercises for developers

Knowing where – and how – to find valuable online learning resources is an essential skill every software developer should have. There’s an abundance of great online resources available, both for sharpening your existing development skills as for learning a completely new skill. The real trick is to separate the good from the bad. Therefore […]

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Interesting books for junior (java) developers

As a developer, it’s of the highest importance to expand, improve and refine your skills. After all, a software developer should always strive for true craftsmanship. One way of doing that? Read books! There’s an abundance of great – and less great – online resources which can be used to facilitate this process. However, with […]

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Switchfully@CM – halfway there

A good start is half the battle … and a battle it is. A good two months ago we’ve started this journey with 16 passionate individuals. Each of these candidates has a different story, a different background but they are united by one single goal. They want to become a full-stack software developer @CM in 4 months. In […]

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Cross-functional teams develop T-shaped profiles

Cross-functional teams are in demand of T-shaped profiles. At the same time they provide an accelerated path towards becoming a T-shaped profile. The fast changing world we live in, requires adaptive creatures to deal with this changing environment. Developing a T-shaped profile allows you to stay on top and makes you more adaptive. A short recap on […]

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Switchfully at the HR meetup mic

War for talents? Peanuts for Switchfully! In this podcast we have Reinout van Bets and Niels Delestinne from Switchfully at our mic. Switchfully U say? Well, they approach the War for Talent in a different way. They aim to strengthen your IT department with motivated and loyal internal software developers. In order to do so, they look out for candidates without […]

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Time to slice up your training

If we want to focus on training people effectively, we should move away from being too truthful and too thorough. When we train people, we bring our expertise on a specific subject to the table. What’s more, our expertise is exactly the reason why we were invited to give a training in the first place. […]

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Switchfully kickoff @CM

Yesterday 16 highly motivated individuals started the Switchfully journey to become internal professional software developers @ CM. The next 4 months they will undergo an intensive training to reinforce the agile teams’ @CM. Let’s make real craft(wo)men!

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Continuous learning made easy (ier)

Continuous learning is a mindset. Setting up the right tooling and channels makes learning fun and helps in adopting this mindset. Before I joined a company where continuous learning is a common practice, I was not aware of all the benefits and the joy that learning could offer. Nowadays I can’t get enough of learning. When sharing with […]

2018, the year of the talent springboard?

Scarcity on the labor market is hampering economic growth. Time to make better use of available talent by investing in developing their skills – a win-win for both companies and employees.   2018 is kicking in, so we’re taking the time to look back on the past year and look towards the next one. One […]

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Hiring for the future during the war for talent

Almost every company is fighting the war for talent. But talent is often still seen as a set of skills and knowledge The attached example is a made up job vacancy.  Nevertheless, I must say, most real life examples look very close to the example above. Vacancies are often an exhaustive overview of the company’s […]

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