Climbing Kilimanjaro - Alex Pastiu

Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful and I am one of them! 

Some people might be able to write long, beautiful stories that take you on a journey, but I am a tech man, a man of numbers and problem solving, so when it comes to my story, it will be structured accordingly, mostly to the subject and in parts :).

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Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful and I am one of them!

Kilimanjaro Story - Alex Pastiu

Monday, around 5 PM. Beautiful, sunny day. Time to close the laptop and take my mind off of things. Mood’s up and the willingness to go places is strong, but I can’t. We are in quarantine. Since a good mood is something to be celebrated and encouraged, I decided to go to my living room and play the song that has been humming loud in my head for a while and guess what? A few minutes later I’m dancing ‘like nobody’s watching’ - cause, really, nobody’s watching.

Dancing Queen - Mădă Popescu

I embrace and enjoy the near wins and love the lessons they provide, the resolve they impose and the way they keep you going forward, as some sports brand put it “beat yesterday”.

Active Couch Potato - Alex Pastiu

I am a person of habits. I love habits. I breathe habits. Habits are what make my world go round. Any change in my daily routine messes up my mind up to the point that I just freeze and I am not able to do anything anymore, so you can imagine how hard the pandemic hit me. In order for me to continue my day to day and be 100% functional, I had to find a way to deal with the changes at hand, find new habits to incorporate into my daily routine, and find a new constant.

Just Move It - Duda Ioana

I can go to the past and live the life of our predecessors or I can go to the future and live in imaginative and futuristic worlds. I’ve traveled to countless places: unexplored parts of the world, taken part in different historical events, experienced traditions that are long forgotten and saw the creation of new ones. Even discovered a few new planets. :)

Time Travel - Monica Iovan

Today, I enhance the beauty of flowers in the art of flower arrangements. I bring to life unique, eye-catching and balanced flower creations for different events or as gifts and even though, on a first glance, it might seem that my current job as a Senior Quality Assurer does not fit with my hobby, in reality the combination of these 2 help me grow on both professions and personal level.

Flower Power - Teodora Dobrilă

The moment when my children were born was the moment I took my skills and passion for baking even more seriously, I wanted to bake for my family as my mother did for us: as much as possible. Baking makes me happy and baked goods make everyone happy, so it’s a win win.

The Cake Architect - Ioana Piroska

Just like you don’t know how good it feels to be healthy until you’re sick, the privilege of “normal life” is hidden until a crisis strikes. Suddenly, even the most simple things can light up your day. Now, I’m making sourdough bread constantly and I will continue doing so in the future.

Bread Baking With Love - Diana Țîrnea

Chat bot, automatic dispatch and FAQ recommendation, process mining, automatic anonymization of sensitive data, prediction and prevention of incidents, RPA. You name it, we either build it inhouse or sell it.

Save money and time? by Ioana Duda

Whenever you start working on a new project, you might need to consume an API. But that API might not be written yet, or you don’t want to hit the real thing while developing the app. In this post we’re going to have a look at using JSON Server and faker.js to create a fake REST API. You can use it for local development, testing or any other related tasks.

Typed fake REST APIs by Adrian Faciu

Our company’s nearly one million customers trust us to deliver secure products and services, from payroll and bookkeeping to document sharing and software management. With such sensitive customer information at play, it’s vital that no vulnerabilities get missed, which is what led Visma to invite hackers to help them secure their digital assets.

Visma's Bug Bounty by Ioana Piroska

Each company launches a software and they support it on different operating systems, but as times goes by, the different operating systems reach their end of life and then the software has to be moved to new operating systems. While you can still run your software on an unsupported operating system, the problem will arrive once you no longer receive patches for different vulnerabilities that will be exploited.

Life cycle of the OS by Alexandru Mircea Pastiu

Chances are that at some point, regardless of situation, a solution will either be upgraded, changed, decommissioned or a migration will occur. In this article we will dissect the different components involved in a solution, that will help us identify the lifelines tied to the solution, enabling us to produce smaller chunks of workload and work in an agile manner.

Legacy systems by Rolland Varga