A lot has happened in the few weeks since Oscar and I (Gustav) got back from the intense days at IBC in Amsterdam. I have now joined the VIA Go Mobile team and started working with Android development for real. I am excited to have joined this mobile app development team starting with the processes, diving into the source code and the architecture, especially since I am fairly junior when it comes to Android development. VIA Go is a new Accedo venture – we are developing a new white label turnkey end-to-end solution product for media consumption (a lot of buzzwords there)! It will be really interesting to help develop and shape this new product towards its release in the end of this year.
Another really great experience this past week was visiting one of our very important customers: HBO Nordic. The purpose of the visit was to gather feedback from previously completed projects and how we can further improve our collaboration in the future. It was interesting discussing which touch points are most valued from our client’s perspective. The chance to be involved in this dialogue really helped improve my understanding of what is actually expected of us as suppliers (and developers) and what is truly important to our customers. It was also a bonus for me to get to visit the office of my favourite content provider as I consume a borderline unhealthy amount of their TV series!
And as Oscar mentioned in last weeks blog post; Our Stockholm headquarters have been relocated, and this Monday we stepped into our brand new, very spacious, centrally located HQ in the center of Södermalm! This I have to say is quite a step up from the previous office. Better location, more space, more meeting rooms and a nice balcony which I would say is a clear sign that we are growing and plan to continue doing so. And what better way to kick off the new office but with a House warming party? Yesterday (Thursday) we had an event for everyone in the office with some team activities, drinks, beer and pizza. This also featuring visitors from several of our international offices, (London, New York, Budapest, Hong Kong, LA), attending.
Until next time!