The online audience came together on May 5, 2021 for a session led by Slash CEO Andries De Vos.
The event, which was organized by Slash and HAK, focused on the concept of venture building, which allows businesses to explore and own new strategic growth areas.
The audience learned about the key questions to answer in order to systematically architect and build startups, and eventually set yourself up for success.
Andries De Vos is a serial entrepreneur and investor who builds and grows businesses. He and his team at Slash focus their venture builder on developing startups that can become vertical leaders in the B2B and B2G domains.
If you have missed the event, you can check out the event video below.
On March 31, 2021 HAK audience gathered for an interesting session on "Cross-Platform Mobile Development 2021: React Native vs. Flutter", led by Henry Seng, an experienced Senior Web & Mobile Developer.
The online session was organized by Slash and HAK and focused on the ways to develop apps more quickly.
The participants were introduced to technologies that are the best to reduce costs with cross-platform development.
Henry Seng talked about two hot cross-platform app development technologies: React Native & Flutter and shared his tips on how to achieve success with both.
As part of the communication tips parcel, Slash and HAK organized “How to Communicate Effectively with Your Remote Team” event on March 17.
This event, held online, focused on the communication within remote teams and the specific skills employers of such teams look for in candidates.
The person to share this knowledge was Operations Manager Chitra Sen. In addition to vast experience in remote communication and work with cross-disciplinary, distributed teams, Chitra has significant expertise in client and team management and group facilitation skills.
The participants learned how and why to optimize communication for remote teams, maneuvering the differences in time zones and cultures.
The “How to Really Finish Your Project” event gathered the online audience on March 3, 2021 to hear from experts about the best methods of completing projects.
The speaker invited for this event was Aria Hadi Wardhana, Agile Coach and Founder of Agile Academy Indonesia. His colleague, experienced IT knowledge worker Najla F. Seff co-facilitated the session.
The session, organized by HAK and Slash, presented guidelines on how to reach an understanding with clients, team and stakeholders on the point when the project can be considered finished.
Another area of focus was the alignment of the finished result with the initial project goal in a way that meets the expectations of the client and the stakeholder. During the event, participants were divided into groups for discussions.
Dr. Mitsy Chanel-Blot shared her extensive knowledge in making presentations during the online event “Putting the "Pre" in Presentation” on February 24, organized by Slash and HAK.
According to Mitsy, preparation is the secret to a memorable and engaging presentation. Her workshop focused on key elements of the preparation process, which she believes everyone needs as much as a good slide deck.
An expert in public speaking, improvisation and training, Dr. Chanel-Blot currently works as a senior lecturer at CamEd Business School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She builds up individuals and teams’ skills in communication and supports their professional growth. Mitsy is also a volunteer at presentation platform Nerd Night and the creative founder of the monthly storytelling event "Verse in Prose".
The final part of the event was dedicated to a Q&A with Dr. Chanel-Blot, during which the event participants were welcome to get more recommendations from the expert speaker.
On February 18, Slash and the AWS partner held AWS re:Invent, the annual recap event for 2020.
Over two and a half hours, AWS experts provided updates and insights for the latest cloud services and capabilities in modern application development, analytics, networking and security among other areas. This event summed up the results of the original AWS recap, held in December 2020.
Luis Puentes, Slash’s Full Stack Developer, presented both Slash and AWS in the opening keynote, and from there, the other 3 speakers took the floor. Senior Developer Advocate Donnie Prakoso, Raja SP of Senior Manager Analytics Specialty, Solutions Architect Phone Myint Kyaw and Senior Solutions Architect Frank Ang did a brilliant job, putting all updates into precise messages categorized in 4 large groups: developer experience, data and analytic, infrastructure and mobile, and governance.
Some of these updates revealed, for example, that AWS Lambda now supports Container Image, showed the group ecosystem around AWS Glue for Big Data and Data Lake architecture, and demonstrated the new instance OS type for EC2 - MacOS support (it allows to build apps online with AWS!).
The Slash team attended AWS re:Invent both online and in the office, excited to learn about the new features and services supported on AWS, and happy to have one of their own as the keynote speaker.