Company Newsletter #9 – ABTO Software
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ABTO NEWSLETTER #9

TREKKING ON PATHS OF HEROES

Active living is one of the basics of ABTO philosophy. 11 our colleagues took part in the ХVIII Paths of Heroes trekking competition in the Carpathians. The yearly event is organized by PLAST – Ukrainian scouting organization. It aims at engaging young generation in sports and active tourism. The participants have to demonstrate hiking skills and fulfill some technical tasks. Both ABTO teams (named HTTP and HTTPS) achieved great results: over 3 days they covered 80 km and reached 6900 m in combined elevation. Despite exhaustion, lack of drinking water and other mountain hazards, they made it to the finish. We are very proud of them! Check the photos from the hike at our blog.

QA LEAVES BUILDING FOR TEAMBUILDING

Is there still a room for fun in adult world? Absolutely! Our QA DreamTeam enjoyed a team bonding event in May. They had two types of activities: a paintball battle and a visit to Rockfellow Anti-Cinema. Paintball proved to be an excellent exercise in tactics and strategy for our boys and girls. Combined with pure, adrenaline-pumping fun, it uncovered hidden potential and talents. Anti-Cinema was a unique place with special atmosphere. A combination of mood, dancing and socializing made it an unforgettable experience for all 13 participants. Now, back to work!

ABTO LAUNCHES NEW GAME

This month ABTO Software talents presented us with an update to the beloved My Baby Sim app and a brand-new game ZombieCats RunMyBabySim is a childcare training application that simulates a real baby behavior. Become a digital parent and feed, change, bath, play or go for a walk with your digital baby. The app is available on iTunes and Google PlayZombieCats Run is an eye-catching game from our developers where you must run for your life to escape zombie-cats while avoiding obstacles and trying not to join the army of zombies in general. You control your character using only two fingers and really have to 'run' as fast as possible. The app is available for all iOS devices and is ready for download – check it out!

ABTO SOFTWARE AT 
BEST HACKATHON 2016

In May we became partners of BEST Hackathon 2016. This project gives students a chance to implement their own projects, become a part of the team and learn new technologies. 14 teams had to complete the tasks in 3 categories (Desktop Game Development, Mobile Application Development, Web Development) and then present their results to the judges. Eugene Kozar, our colleague, was one of the judges. It was a really inspiring 24-hour marathon of engaging presentations and discussions, and we want to say big thanks to all our guys who helped organize and hold the hackathon!

ADVANCED JAVASCRIPT COURSE

ABTO Software takes pride in having education as a fundamental corporate value. For experienced coders who find JavaScript a mellifluous word and want to deepen their understanding of the language, we have started a new JavaScript Advanced Level course. For 2 months, middle and senior qualification level software engineers will take a deep dive into scope, closure, object oriented and asynchronous programming in JavaScript as well as JS best practices. And of course – SPECIAL THANKS to our instructor and a colleague Taras Kremen, a full stack developer with 8 years of JavaScript experience.

TWICE MICROSOFT CERTIFIED

On both personal and company levels, we are always happy to see personal and professional growth of our teammates. Microsoft certifications and trainings are hugely encouraged by the company. Congratulations to Ivan Mihaylovskyy on his successful passing MS Exam 70-487 – Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services! Such certificates not only prove possession of the deep knowledge and skills, but are also a step into the global community of MS-certified professionals. So, if you are interested in training and certification exams, you are welcome to contact HR Dept., NataliIa Pishchuk at n.pishchuk@abtollc.com

NEW FACES

We welcome new people to the team!

Vitaliy Rohovyk

Krystyna Bishko

Pavlo Kyreyto

Yuriy Karatnyk

Finally, we'd like to say
Happy 9th Birthday
to ABTO Software!


See you all at the Company Days event!
(and please don't be late for the buses on Saturday)
That’s it for today, folks. Thanks for reading!

- Marketing Team
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