Many of us from Nuxeo were at the recent Landing Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. We had fun meeting talented individuals and talking all things Nuxeo!
What is Landing Festival?
Landing Festival is the largest tech careers event in Europe. The idea is to bypass recruitment agencies and offer face-to-face interactions between the best tech companies and tech candidates from Europe. The result is a more fun, engaging, and completely reinvented recruitment process. There were workshops, talks, expert sessions, plenty of job opportunities, and some pretty cool parties during the two-day event.
Since Nuxeo is an open source Content Services Platform, the theme for our booth was “Open Kitchen.” Our booth featured a wooden display, plants, a bar top with the glowing Nuxeo logo, several iPads displaying our available positions, our nightly build, and our extensive GitHub repository. And of course, we had the other essentials: draught beer, nuts, cookies, sardinhas de lisboa, and some nifty Nuxeo swag.
On the first day, we had a steady stream of visitors, mostly front-end and back-end developers, support engineers, implementation engineers, a few data scientists, some AI enthusiasts, a lot of students and bootcamp graduates, and a couple of QA testers. In addition to speaking with many individuals from Lisbon, we also met talented people from across Portugal and Europe – even from Australia and Canada!
Because of the free beer, a lot of our fellow “boothers” came to visit us as well, and they were all very interested in what we do at Nuxeo (and why our staff members are so happy). ;D
We ended our first day with the Boat Trip event where we had the opportunity to mingle with a few of the candidates in a more intimate setting and get to know them better. It was great to have another opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with these amazing attendees.
The second day was much busier, with more of our Lisbon team joining in the event and everyone busy chatting with attendees.
We made plenty of great contacts, so it’s safe to say that there will be more great talent joining the Nuxeo team soon!
To end the 2-day event, there was a huge Boat Party on the Tagus river. As winners of the 2017 Landing.jobs Best Hiring Process Award, Nuxeo got to sponsor the party – and we made it epic! We had more than 200 attendees - 90 over the initial count! The event featured a Nuxeo X-shaped piñata, a belly dancer, and plenty of Nuxeo swag giveaways. In order to win a try at the piñata, guests had to match question/answer cards about Nuxeo Platform, and given the number of people who had correctly matching cards, it’s clear that Nuxeo gained a lot of visibility that night.
All in all, we had a blast at Landing Fest! It was a great opportunity for us to promote Nuxeo in the Portugal tech scene, and make some great contacts that will help us keep growing and thriving!
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