Hacking @ StartupWeekendCluj

Last year we participated in the global hackathon organized by Koding.com at HackSummit. We really had a great time there and we wanted to participate this year as well, but sadly they did not continue with the event. It's a big shame. For us it was a great opportunity to bond as a team, learn something new and try... »

Building a strong team

Recently I started listening to an audio book about productivity and it made me realize just how important the connections you have with the people in your team are to your overall results, as well as how it impacts your personal growth. We have long sought to bring the right people into Around25 and while most of our decisions were... »

10 years later

On December 27th we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Around25. Back in 2005 Paul and I were two college freshmen moving to Cluj from a small town 60 km away. We were always passionate about Computer Science even before we even had our first PC. It's this common interest that helped us become best friends in the first place... »

Refactoring to FullStack

When we started the AngularJs Cluj Meetup we wanted to improve our knowledge of a framework we loved using every day by meeting other people with similar interests and sharing our knowledge with those that are just starting out. We wanted to peek the interest of great developers so that we can learn from each other and not have a... »

What is a Senior Software Engineer?

When you start out, writing code is all you can think of doing. You want your little corner of the world in which nobody bothers you and where you can spend your time in an IDE, learning new things and writing code. Once you are forced to get out of that bubble you see that companies want you to join... »

How we lost the Hackathon!

Losing a hackathon sucks, but not understanding why sucks even more. We heard about the Koding Hackathon a few months ago. My colleagues got excited about the idea of spending a weekend to test their limits and bring a product to life so we applied. Most of us had never been in a hackathon before but were eager to learn... »

The snowball effect of a good project

Last year I started working on a new project. You know those kinds of projects where you do the same thing over and over again and you don’t learn anything new? The kind of project that makes you question why oh why have I become a developer? This wasn’t one of them. This project has everything a great... »

The battle of two wills

Getting out of the outsourcing business is hard. Even more so if you are not doing it alone and you have people depending on that type of business. Paul and I started our small company in the second year of college. Back then we were doing a lot of freelancing to have a bit of extra income and we thought... »