First time at DevTalks

I finally decided to go for my first time to DevTalks, one of the biggest IT conferences from Cluj-Napoca. Everything seemed to be fine: the organisers promised great and interesting topics and I had the ticket ... so what could possibly go wrong? Well, the printer blocked just before printing my badge. And now the serious answer: nothing, it was awesome,... »

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... »

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... »