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Spark Solutions team attending the best Tech events around Europe

In spring and summer 2019 Spark Solutions team attended a series of Tech Events in Europe. For many developers, it was a new and very refreshing experience. First of all, conferences and other such events are a great opportunity to find out about new trends and projects, not only in their everyday Tech Stack but generally in the Tech World. It is also a chance to network with devs and other cool folks from all around the world. Finally, a few days together outside the office can do wonders as far as team building is concerned. You get to know each other better and share some fun moments that will be remembered and talked about long after the event.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczSpark Solutions team attending the best Tech events around Europe
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Spark Academy workshops for RoR devs- first edition

In October 2018 we launched the first edition of Spark Academy – a learning and skill sharing program for Ruby on Rails developers. Each workshop consisted of a theoretical introduction to the topic followed by a live coding session. Most of the times participants also got an optional home assignment to be submitted for review and feedback. All meetings were free of charge and open not only to the employees of Spark Solutions but also any other devs willing to take part. The only thing they had to do was complete a short evaluation task to make sure that they possessed the minimum level of knowledge essential to understand and fully benefit from the class.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczSpark Academy workshops for RoR devs- first edition
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eCommerce trends: The future of grocery industry

In 2016 nearly 25% of Americans ordered groceries online at least once. Over the next 2 years, that number has doubled and the total value of online sales of food and beverages is expected to exceed $25 billion for the first time. This is just a small fraction of the $1 trillion market and the growth potential for online groceries in the next years is enormous. Below we discuss top trends in this industry.

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Adam PacaeCommerce trends: The future of grocery industry
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Prepare your Ecommerce for Q4: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas

According to Adobe’s 2017 online shopping data, last year Cyber Monday hit a new record as the largest online sales day in U.S. history with $6.59 billion. In comparison, Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day brought in $5.03 billion and $2.87 billion in revenue respectively.

Over the five-day period from Nov. 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving) through Nov. 27 (Cyber Monday), American consumers spent $19.62 billion online. This was $2.6 billion and 15% more than they spent during the same timeframe the year before.

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Michal FaberPrepare your Ecommerce for Q4: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas
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Keepabl – building a GDPR compliance SaaS startup in under 3 months

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was set to come into force in May 2018.  For months beforehand, organisations were very worried about how to comply with a complex and, in places, ambiguous law.

From his 13+ years as General Counsel of growth companies, Robert Baugh knew first-hand that people didn’t enjoy being given compliance responsibility, particularly if they weren’t in the Legal or Compliance team.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczKeepabl – building a GDPR compliance SaaS startup in under 3 months
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Apple Pay on the Web as of 2018

Ok, so you want to implement Apple Pay on your website? This article will uncover some pitfalls, tech-details, and gotchas of the implementation. There’s no end-to-end guide on how to implement it as there’s no such thing as a single right way to do this. The article may also help you to make a proper estimation and to communicate with your boss or client why you do need such an amount of time forjust one button.

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AlexApple Pay on the Web as of 2018
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DevHeroes Meetup #1: heroes are not born, they are self-made

DevHeroes meetup, a place to meet your fellow Developer, QA professional / Tester, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager, was hosted by Spark Solutions on September 19th, 2017, at Nowy Świat Muzyki in the heart of Warsaw. It was a time away from the keyboard, time for inspirational talks, chatting and networking with like-minded IT professionals.

The mission of Dev Heroes meetups is to get people who are doers together, share their true stories of amazing accomplishments, recharge batteries and get inspired to face greater challenges than ever before.

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Klaudia CzarneckaDevHeroes Meetup #1: heroes are not born, they are self-made
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Spark Project Handbook, seriously!

This is work in progress. By no means over. First iteration. Enjoy! If you can…

1. Our goal is to deliver WORKING software in STAGES or iterations for which we have an agreed scope, timeline and budget (Project Management Triple Constraint). It’s an iterative process of improvement, constant work in progress – Rome was not built in one day.

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Michal FaberSpark Project Handbook, seriously!
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Open Commerce Conf 2016 & multiple Spree success stories

The first Spree dedicated event since Spree Conf 2014 took place on June 28-29th in New York. Organized by Spark Solutions team, it was a 2 day event that connected developers and business people interested in eCommerce open source solutions. It was packed with real life know-how, discussion and Spree Commerce success stories. Followed by a lot of networking during the after party on one of the Big Apple’s famous roof tops. Look for all the Spree success stories at opencommerceconf.org.

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Anna AmbroszkiewiczOpen Commerce Conf 2016 & multiple Spree success stories
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