The third friday of the new year Allegro put together an event called: meet IT Toruń #1. It consisted of two parts: tech presentations and later socializing part with pizzas and sodas.
Tech presentations were lead by Allegro developers. One by one 4 topics were covered:
- why should one consider learning Groovy (by Michał Tydryszewski)
- circuit breaker pattern based on Hystrix (by Jakub Westfalewski)
- how to plan future of a project (by Szymon Biliński & Rafał Bryk )
- most common mistakes made during SEO (by Przemysław Jakubowski)
All presentation were shown on big projection screen and on side Big TV. I found especially intriguing the Hystrix presentation, as it presented a topic I did not touched before.
After the hunger of knowledge was satisfied we did ate, socialized and some exchanged business cards. I talked with Michał and Przemek later. I was told that this march Allegro prepares next edition of Braincode Hackaton. Braincode took place last year in 4 cities, where allegro has offices. Since I participated in it last year in Toruń I can tell it’s a lot of fun and challenge.
To summarize this post. It was worthy to show up. I will keep my finger on meetup group of Allegro.