Four Hormones of Ice Bucket

Over just a few months, millions of people decided to be poured with ice cold water. The, so called, Ice Bucket Challenge is a noble fundraising effort, aimed to support people diagnosed with ALS. Once I decided to join our own attempt, I started wondering – how come this one caught up that much? After […]

The ultimate data question

It all starts very innocently. I have just finished the new visualisation presenting a historical view on some subject (let’s say, concerning the Catering Department). As with all good visualisations, it tells some story about what happened in the past (time spent on dishwashing is increasing rapidly) and allows one to draw conclusion of what […]

Technology Radar

Nowadays, in a fast-moving world, it is increasingly difficult to stay up-to-date with technology. From our ‘IT’ perspective it is important to know what’s available on the market – sometimes out-of-the-box and often for free – to not reinvent the wheel or repeat mistakes of others. As Tim Lister said “You’ve got to surf the […]

The Horror

This was a regular morning on a regular Wednesday. I was heading to my lab (which is really a standard office that I share with one very talkative guy… a “lab” sounds more professional, though), when I heard a heart-breaking cry from one of the rooms. When I looked inside I saw a terrible scene. […]

Trial and error – performance comparison

“I have invented a great visualisation that will help you to compare the system’s performance between two configurations”, I said. And I was wrong three times in this single sentence. First of all, I had not invented it but had probably seen it somewhere. Secondly, my visualisation was most definitely not great. And finally, it was […]

Get fit – the high tech way

Brace yourself, the summer is coming and there has never been a better time to get fit. Why not use technology to help you? We carry our phones around us; we have them in every minute of our life. As these are the most natural companions to our modern lifestyle, we should use their full […]

Technical Architect in Objectivity

Role of the Technical Architect The question “What does a Technical Architect (TA) at Objectivity do?” often crops up during recruitment and in conversations with developers. Alternatively, they may ask “What would my duties be?” or “What would I be responsible for?” In fact, every architect currently working at Objectivity regularly asks himself this question. […]