RnDTechConf is a big IT convention for builders and managers in Russia. It takes place yearly, and the Evrone workforce has taken half in it greater than as soon as. In 2021, our specialists have been there once more with a report.
In whole, the convention included 38 stories from prime audio system, eight workshops, and 12 BOF-sessions in seven areas: frontend, backend, administration, design, DevOps, QA, and structure.
The matters centered not solely on apply and instruments, but additionally theories derived from the non-public experiences of the audio system, in addition to a variety of discussions within the format of workshops. We additionally talked about tender abilities and how one can stay calm and relaxed whereas working in IT.
Our QA Workforce Lead, Tatyana Sukhodolova, gave a presentation concerning the significance of data bases, and our DevRel, Grigory Petrov, was the chief of one of many principal periods.
At any convention, probably the most fascinating experiences occur in the course of the breaks between stories and on the afterparty. Right here RnDTechConf can compete with the highest conferences. The occasion passed off in a rustic membership on the left financial institution of the Don River, and on the middle of the social gathering was an enormous pool with inflatable unicorns.
The companions’ stands supplied actions for each style: from board video games to actual tattoos. You would construct a tower on an inflatable whale with a disturbed middle of gravity, you may play kicker or air hockey, resolve the secrets and techniques of Van Gogh work created by synthetic intelligence, play with Grasp Yoda, win a yr’s provide of socks or water bottles or a suitcase, and get a lot of stickers. However the spotlight of this system was the Code within the Darkish match, the place the contributors needed to take a shot after which code at velocity, with out previewing their work and solely in HTML/CSS.
Within the night, there was karaoke and disco, hookahs, a bar with cocktails, and a barbecue. Typically, meals is a outstanding characteristic of RnDTechConf, and it was supplied all day. Breakfast began with quite a lot of cereals and croissants, whereas lunch featured completely different Russian, European, and Asian cuisines, in addition to vegetarian choices. In between, you may get snacks, sandwiches, and fruits.
What we talked about
Inside information bases and information administration practices got here to Russia not so way back, and lots of corporations are solely at first of their journeys to create them. For her report, Tatyana, primarily based on her experiences engaged on the Sbermarket venture, answered the next questions:
- Why cannot you instantly create a brand new information base from scratch if you have already got an current one?
- How do you’re employed on the construction of the information base, and why is the design necessary?
- How do you easy the transition from the previous information base to the brand new one?
- How do you retain the information base up and operating?
By the way in which, Tatyana wrote the pitch of her speech on her telephone in 20 minutes, and it took her one other hour to make an in depth thesis plan. A lot of her preparation time was dedicated to creating slides and practising performing in entrance of an viewers.
Tatyana makes the slides for her speeches herself, as this helps her to construction the report and higher put together for the speech. Each the report and the presentation have been made within the fashion of the Cinderella story, and here is why:
After I began engaged on the information base for Sbermarket, I had the sensation that I used to be finding out sacks of cereals: with buckwheat, millet, and legumes. And there have been a variety of these luggage, and the cereals in them have been good, however they have been all blended with one another. And I, like Cinderella, wanted to kind it out, put it in luggage – shaking off the husk on the similar time – and patch up the luggage. That is how the idea was born.
DevRel Grigory Petrov assists all Evrone audio system with getting ready their speeches. He himself provides stories at main conferences and is aware of how one can set up them. He additionally has his personal technique of getting ready for speeches, which is described intimately within the article about our participation in PyCon 2021.
Evrone has a system of inside meetups the place our audio system can apply talking in entrance of an viewers. After that, they’ll acquire suggestions from colleagues and refine their performances to perfection.
Tatyana is an skilled and accountable speaker, subsequently, along with the apply runs and the creation of the slides, preparation solely took 50 hours. She has spoken at RnDTechConf twice already and plans to do it once more.