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Hacking Words – Bansko Team Hackathon

We Hacked Bansko Okay, not really. Every meetup we set aside a weekend for a company hackathon. What we hack depends on what we’re interested in at the time. Whatever we choose, we work hard, eat lots, have fun and achieve stuff. Simone makes pancakes. This meetup we decided that an element of time pressure would shake things up a bit and we found ourselves with a one day hacka ...

Will You Be My Baba? Remote Team Adventures in Bulgaria

Post hackathon (and the fact that it was Christie’s first weekend in Bansko) called for some tourist action. Maybe even something Bulgarian. You need some background. This is Irina. She runs Coworking Bansko and she’s awesome. She adopted us during our meetup and now she’s our new best friend forever. Over a beer in the park one evening (I swear it was just one), after the tra ...

Senior Developer Ondřej Piálek – Is Bringing On the Value

The handsome portrait above is not from our in-house graphic designer (because we don’t have one). Or a professional artist. This, ladies and gentlemen, this is a self-portrait of one of Endzone Software’s very own senior developers… Ondřej Piálek. In addition to his innate ability to capture his own essence using a free Google app, Ondřej is a highly skilled developer (with th ...

Standing Up Against Work / Life Balance with Founder Barry O'Kane

Meet Barry O’Kane, founder of Endzone Software. Barry is a web developer, entrepreneur, traveler, student of life, and fierce opponent to the concept of work / life balance. When he’s not working on the business, you’ll find Barry outdoors walking, hiking, paragliding or cycling (anything to get the release of team sport without as much wear and tear on the body… cause nobody’s ...

Filipe Sousa – Developer and Team Adventurer

You know what’s cool about Endzone Software? This guy ^^. This handsome self-portrait is of Filipe Sousa, one of our amazing developers at Endzone. Filipe primarily handles the bulk of support and maintenance tasks for our clients (and he’s fantastic at it). But don’t be fooled. Filipe certainly isn’t the boring guy that “support and maintenance” may imply. What makes Filipe ex ...

Paying Contractors Abroad

We are a remote company. We use contractors based in places all over the world, for development, design and things we can’t handle ourselves. Paying contractors through regular international banking transfers is expensive so we’ve found some alternatives: TransferWise These guys are our favourite. The fees are reasonable and so are their midmarket exchange rates. We also really ...

More ‘fun’ in Funchal, Madeira

Our second week in Funchal has been full of food, work, food, swimming, food, road trips and more food. Now that we’re in a large apartment in the middle of the town, all the restaurants of Funchal are within about a two minute walk. This has made for a lot more eating out. Filipe knows all the best places to eat in town (not just the cheapest but the best value!). Simone has a ...

Reasons Not To Be Afraid of the Word “Software”

The word “software” can be frightening, particularly if you consider yourself a non-techie. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn to embrace technology by taking away the mysticism and understand the only thing to fear is fear itself. Sound cliche? It’s actually good advice when you’re diving into a subject you know very little about. To help remove the mystery from web and ...

Team Meet Up in Madeira – Putting the ‘fun’ in Funchal

This is what a team meet up in Madeira looks like: Actually, it looks a lot more like this: It turns out that when you’re trying to code and work on new products, one should be a bit like a vampire and try to avoid direct sunlight. Our team meet up in Funchal, Madeira, so far has been a success. We chose Madeira due to it’s southern location (November in Europe does not entic ...