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5 days Ago

Team Event: Summer’s End in Ticino!

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 In late September, Encodo closed out the summer with a four-day weekend at a rented house in Tenero-Contra. We were 300 meters above the valley floor, clinging to the slopes of the Verzasca Valley just under Mergoscia. We had a commanding view of Lago Maggiore, Monte Ceneri and Monte Tamaro.

In addition to all of the pictures and the calendar, there are four short journal entries that describe how we passed the time:

Encodo Networking Event 2017.2

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Encodo held its second (and final) networking event of 2017 on November 2nd with Marco presenting Cross-Platform Development for Mobile Apps (slides in English/presentation in Swiss-German).

Thanks to everyone who attended!

The abstract is included below.

 This talk starts off discussing a laundry list of requirements and project details that impact on mobile development and can affect which tools, frameworks and libraries you choose to support your work. The second part covers the available... [More]

5 months Ago

Networking Event 2017.1 and upcoming WWDT Talk

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Encodo held its first networking event of 2017 on June 1st with Marco presenting A Checklist for new Projects (slides in English/presentation in Swiss-German).

Thanks to everyone who attended!

If you missed it and would like to see the talk, Marco will be presenting again at winti web dev/talks on June 19th, 2017. The talk will be in English this time.

The abstract is included below.

 This talk discusses a checklist of concepts for writing software. Which ones apply? If so, how will you... [More]

7 months Ago

Team Event: Segway Tour of Winterthur

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On a warm spring day, we took an afternoon off for lunch and a Segway Tour of Winterthur with Segway City Tours. After an introduction on a flat plaza by the Zeughaus, we cruised all over the city for hours, stopping on the Goldenberg and at the Oskar Reinhart Museum.

Click here to see the pictures!

2 years Ago

New Year’s 2016: Cutting Boards, Sausages and a Puzzle!

Published by Pascal on

Last year, we sent customers and friends something to drink. This year, we provided some food to go with it: hand-made sausages and an Encodo cutting board!

Not only that, but we also made a 2016 New Year’s Puzzle!

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As almost every year, we had to get organized early in order to accomplish everything by our projected ship-date. As last year, it was only thanks to the efforts of several people at Encodo that we got everything done well and on time.

Visit the whole photo album... [More]

Encodo 10th Anniversary Team Weekend

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Encodo celebrated its 10th anniversary as a company this summer in Bussang in the Lorraine region of France.

We’d originally voted on different ideas and a trip to Amsterdam had squeezed by camping by one vote. Planning our weekend in Amsterdam proved difficult. Something called SAIL Amersterdam—which takes place every five years—was on the same weekend we’d chosen and all the hotels were full.

So, we improvised and Karin found a lovely place in Bussang, just about an hour over the border... [More]

Reinforcements!

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We are happy to welcome Wadim Smirnow to our team!

3 years Ago

We have an apprentice!

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After a long search, we’ve finally found a first-year apprentice, Robin Henkel. He has already started working for us, doing some practical training throughout the summer until he officially starts his apprenticeship in the fall.

Encodo’s new year’s gift for customers and friends: Williams!

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 Every year, Encodo tries to do something a little different for an end-of-year gift for colleagues, customers and close friends. Last year, we made Encodo-themed light bulbs with something called the Egg-Bot.

What could we do to top that?

And then, sometime last year, Daniel made a good suggestion: we should totally make our own schnapps!

  • Did we just buy schnapps in the store and put it in a bag with a card? We did not.
  • Did we design a label and slap it onto a bottled filled with someone... [More]

More reinforcements!

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We are happy to welcome Fabrizio Niedda to our team! We are still searching for even more Encodo team members; see our jobs page for more information (available only in German).

4 years Ago

Reinforcements!

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We are happy to welcome Tymon Terlikiewicz to our team! We are still searching for even more Encodo team members; see our jobs page for more information (available only in German).

Encodo snow weekend in Savognin (GR)

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Encodo took a three-day weekend in the Bündner alps at Savognin for some sun, sledding, skiing and snowboarding. Also a bit of billiards, jass, lots of good food and a few beverages.

Check out the album to see pictures.

Encodo’s New Year’s gadget for 2013

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  As we do every year, Encodo wanted to give its customers, partners and friends an end-of-year gift that was interesting, relatively unique and at least partially hand-made. This year, we built a machine from a kit that would make our presents for us – the Egg-Bot.

We put it together from a couple of hundred pieces, ordered Sharpie markers from the States in all colors of the rainbow and tested several different round things in the Egg-Bot before hitting upon the idea of writing on a light... [More]

New presentation online: Is HTML5 a serious development platform?

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 This past Monday, Encodo had its second networking event of 2013. The topic of the first was also HTML5 and concluded then that web development was better than it ever had been. In the second event, we had a brief presentation on the current drawbacks in HTML5 development and then discussed ways of making HTML5 development better. We had good participation, with developers from seven other companies contributing to the discussion. The presentation is available online: HTML5: Is it a serious... [More]

Pictures from a business trip to Dallas, Texas (USA)

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 Dani and Marco recently took a business trip to Dallas, Texas for a week. It was a productive week and we had a good time as well. It was Dani’s second trip this year and Marco’s first. We put up some pictures in the gallery.