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Last month we had the pleasure of hosting the first event of Agile Search, a Nordic tech recruiting company, here at HUB13. We have discussed the event with Natalia Koryakina, the event organizer, to find out the story behind it.
Initially, Agile Search wanted to organize a themed and informal event around a topic that would attract the interest of developers. They wanted to bring the speakers and participants together to discuss a topic that is very hot nowadays, with many having various opinions – what exactly Full-Stack is.
This way, it was not surprising at all that the speakers had different views on the topic. A full-stack developer, according to many, is expected not only to handle the front and back-end development of a project, but also to understand the system architecture and be able to maneuver from infrastructure (hardware, operating systems, etc.) to designing and querying databases. Having a holistic approach to software development allows the developer to also do better project management and create better specifications and documentation in order to deliver high-quality results on time. Additionally, many agreed that nowadays a real full-stack developer is also a designer and a businessman.
Agile Search wanted to only attract a limited audience of potential full-stack developers, so the invitations were really targeted. The problem was that usually those people would not go to common recruitment events – they need a very interesting topic or great speaker(s) in order to attend.
They also had a special format in mind for the event – it was expected to be informal and flexible enough so that it would not remind of the usual corporate events, but rather spark conversations and build connections.
The event needed a special kind of a venue – not an auditorium, but a creative space in downtown Helsinki to be able to have separate areas for the speeches, company stands & networking, and rooms for speed dating.
Agile Search + HUB13 = Successful event!
Despite all concerns, the event turned out to be very successful! The audience of more than 80 full-stack developers were buzzing with interest, enjoying speeches and later the food, drinks, desserts, and good network.
With HUB13’s help, Agile Search was able to fulfil their requirement for a special venue, storage to keep the desserts cool, and space management during and after the event.
The attendees liked the event, and it made us feel happy! HUB13 helped as a host, everything was well-prepared and organized. Hope that our next event at HUB13 will be even a greater success!
About Agile Search
Agile Search was founded in 2009 in Stockholm. The Helsinki office was opened in 2011. Agile Search is a Nordic Recruitment company in the Digital Industry. They help their stakeholders grow by providing Executive Search services as well as Employer Branding and Marketing services. They have been growing at 100% per year for the past 3 years and are looking to be the Growth Partner of their Candidates and Clients.