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This blog is intended for software system engineers, architects and managers or people generally interested in development, testing and integration of software systems. It is part of profiq’s community effort that has the objective of sharing knowledge and ideas about software system integration, testing and development. In addition to this technical content, we share updates about life at profiq.

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profiq has a new CEO

Jiří Manda has taken over the reins from the previous CEO and co-founder of the company, Gábor Puhalla. Jiří has successfully built and led LinkSoft for many years. Gábor will continue to develop business opportunities at profiq in his role as VP of Business Development and has something new in the works. To learn more about Jiří and connect with him, visit his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jirimanda/ Follow us on social media for the latest news: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/profiq_2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/profiqtw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profiq.czech/

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New Engineering Leadership at profiq

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Martin Prokes to VP of Engineering and Petr Vecera to CTO. Both began working at profiq in 2014 as junior engineers, and have grown into technical and people leaders in our organization.  Our people are our greatest assets, and the reason for our success. We grow organically from the bottom up, which creates opportunities for our employees. These changes bring new ideas and energy to our leadership team, and help us scale the organization while we continue to grow. We look forward…

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The first one: Serenity: Changing the world of senior care

Lauded by customers as a “communication lifesaver” and “a game changer”, one of our clients, Colorado-based Serenity App Inc, is making a big impact in the senior care space with its cutting-edge platform, Serenity Engage. Serenity Engage streamlines and protects communication between the families of seniors in residential and hospice care and their often multiple care providers. We are excited to work closely with Rob Pinna, Serenity Engage’s VP of Engineering, and develop this product from its foundation. We've enjoyed building it using event-driven architecture, with React and Redux powering…

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RaspberryPi Automated Feeder

Having fun is the best way to learn.  Albert Einstein It all started two years ago when our colleague Petr brought his new Beta fish to the office. Before long, everyone knew how to care for the fish and the aquarium. Then, we bought a new tank, and a few months later, an even bigger one.  Fast-forward to Christmas 2020. Since our office closes for nearly two weeks, no one would be available to take care of the fish and the aquarium. So, we moved the fish to our older,…

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Linux Aquarium PC

Carl Jung once said, “The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” Like Jung, we believe play can fuel innovation, and sometimes, the wilder the idea, the better. ? You might be wondering why would we submerge a PC in liquid (in our case, mineral oil)? To that, we reply, “Why does anyone climb Mount Everest? Because they can.” So, we did! We created a Linux PC from upcycled computer parts, submerged it in mineral oil, lit it with LED light strips, and added a LEGO ship, because no aquarium…

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profiq’s Technical Research Team

If you’ve visited our website, profiq.com, you’ve likely noticed a heading on our Your Team page that claims “Technology and a love of learning are in our DNA”. If you’ve wondered what that means in real life, this article is for you. It’s in our nature as a global software service provider to explore and quickly become proficient in new and emerging technologies, as well as consider potential applications, and even future improvements. With new technologies being created and improved rapidly, we always have to think ahead. This lets us…

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Are margaritas the key to developer velocity? If not, what is?

What happens when you get 12 Colorado technology leaders at fast growing small to mid-sized software companies together on a Zoom Tech Leadership RoundTable to discuss,  ‘Are margaritas the key to developer velocity - if not, what is?’ That’s exactly what we did a few weeks ago, with the intent to bring tech leaders together to discuss their challenges and successful approaches to increasing velocity.  The structure we used was a Lean Coffee approach. We set up a Github repository of discussion topics in advance for input from the group.…

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Petr Večeřa, a software engineer at profiq specializing in test engineering, shares his thoughts on his role as a technical QA and test engineer. Petr started at profiq three years ago in the Tech Research position where his task was to develop a prototype of test automation for a company from Silicon Valley. Now he is in charge of one of the QA teams and he is responsible for several products. Q: Your position is called a Software Engineer but its goal is testing – how does it go together?…

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GameDay

Are you ready for some fun and games? Join us for the GameDay! When: 16.3. 2016 from 4 pm Who: Anyone interested in IT, fun and games Where: Cafe Kovork, Podnikatelsky Inkubator, VSB campus, Studentska 6202/17, Ostrava Poruba What : Board games (RoboRally, Eternity, Small World, Dominion and much more. You can bring your favourite game, too), Table soccer and hockey, Nintendo Wii Sports Resort etc. We will also annouce the winner of the IT competition that will take place at Kariera+. The price is an air-ticket to Silicon Valley. Anyone interested…