Fireside chat with Luuk Roestenberg about Digital Transformation at Maxeda DIY Group.
Shaping the future of DIY retail 🛒🔨
Do you have some of them?
What are the traits shared by history’s greatest geeks?
Dmitry shows us how to use React for client-side authentication with various platforms
Meet our new Test Automation engineer and cycline fanatic.
TheOptimal.me for the Quintastic generation
50 is the new 30 and our latest collaboration with FireFinch has seen the release of a brand new lifestyle platform
Does being a geek mean unhealthy living? We don't think so!
We are very happy to introduce Christina, our new Business Assistant, who joined our ace team in Kiev lit with creative nuts and boundary pushers.
From Webpack 3 to Webpack 4
We had such a great response to our article about moving from Webpack 3 to Webpack 4 that we decided to do an update.
Women in Tech Interview Series
We sat down to have a chat with Denise to find out a little more about her story and what it means to be a leading woman in tech.
A day at the #voiceconf2018 in Amsterdam. Head over to the Brainfiles to read Ana's full review this awesome conference.
Geek Speak Part 3
Each of us has a little geek in them, which kind of geek are you?
We Are Ukraine
Why Ukraine should be considered as Europe's answer to Silicon Valley.
The Best Deal You Can Get 📱
Circular Economy venture, Tech2Com enlist the tech solutions of WeAreBrain to provide ‘new again’ Apple products to the discerning consumer and business user.
Java Developer Extraordinaire
He’s daring dev skills make him a perfect fit for our team of tech geeks and dev devils.
To Geek Or Not To Geek 🤔
How the Geek World became uber fashionable. Read Sam's super serious article here
The Beauty of the Bot
How has chatbot technology given the beauty industry a 21st century makeover.
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women
Proud to see our Partner and CEO Elvire selected by EY to join this awesome group of entrepreneurs.
For our friends in the US 🇺🇸
MyRiskDesk and WeAreBrain pioneer an evolution in bespoke business insurance with PTProCover.
Geek versus Nerd!
Where on the spectrum do you fall? Go and find out here.
Join our Brainiac Bunch as a Java/Hybris Engineer.
Meet our new QA whiz
Alexander sat down with us to chat a bit about his new role and the man behind the beard.
Is your website optimised for voice search?
The time for understanding how it works and how best to utilise it is NOW.
How do you make sure your new extended team is perfect for your organisation?
Where the app magic happens
Meet the latest addition to our funky bunch and our very own iOS engineering magician.
The Future of Commerce is Voice 🙊
We take a look at how voice interfaces are changing the way we shop.
Welcome to the team 🙌🏽
For this week’s installment of our team profiles, we chat to Tetiana, the latest addition to our exciting and dynamic team.
Nearshoring and Extended Teams
Read about our 5 best nearshore extended teams case studies.
Nurturing Fresh Talent
We had a chat with Anastasiia, our new UX intern, to get to know the person behind the talent a little more.
Swim to Fight Cancer 🏊🏼
Last weekend, our Group CEO Elvire successfully completed this year's 2km "Swim to Fight Cancer" collecting more than €20k for cancer research
How extended teams drive innovation
6 reasons why nearshore developers will bring your business into the future.
From corporate career to startup adventure
This week we chat with Paula, the founder of the premium online organic beauty boutique, Bloom Avenue!
Bots in Hospitality
Changing the (inter)face of hospitality? Are bots taking the hassle out of holidays?
How to build a SaaS startup
clevergig CEO and co-founder Michel talks us through building a SaaS startup and his biggest learnings from the process.
Nearshore software development teams are set to determine the future of business. Learn how to set-up and run yours successfully.
Society Made Us!
Streetwear Startup Entrepreneur and WeAreBrain Veteran, Omar, gives us the low down on building your own fashion brand.
How AI is Transforming the Healthcare Industry — Part Two
Meet the CEO and founder of Sk8 for Gr8
This week we interview Alison, social startup entrepreneur, and WeAreBrain’s part-time design dynamo.
AI can’t replace your doctor, yet!
But for the moment it’s making health care a little bit more accessible.
Copy vs Microcopy
This week in tech, we review the important role copy plays in your UX strategy.
A veritable word nerd
In this week's team profile we’re featuring our creative wordsmith, Sam.
MoSCoW vs Kano
Which product management prioritisation model works best?
Meet our visual virtuoso
For this week’s team profile we get to know Maryna, our new graphic designer, illustrator and all-round creative Brainiac.
Comparing global MLaaS solutions
This week in tech we take a deeper look at Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS).
The man on top of bots
Next, up for our team profiles, we introduce Max, who is just crazy about stretching his mind with fantastic facts.
Customer Development methodology
This week Sergey takes a closer look at the empirical importance of Customer Development.
Product building prioritisation
Sergey P investigates the most popular prioritisation methodologies for product building
Resident joker and java jazzman
This week we'd like to introduce you to Alex, the guy with all the jokes and even more of the Java answers
Design & Creative News
Here are our picks for the best creative programs, apps and plugins for 2018 so far!
Agile Coach and futurist
He's a perfect fit at WeAreBrain because his mind sits squarely in the sweet spot where imagination and invention combine.
What role should AI play in recruiting talent? Using bots to better your recruitment practices.
Quality Assurer and lover of history
This week we'd like to introduce you to Artem, a super skilled QA and soon to be PHP/js developer.
7 top tips for building an awesome Agile team
Tanya, tech team lead at WeAreBrain, looks at the 7 key elements for putting together a killer Agile team.
People Person Personified
Introducing our brand new head of HR, Oleg! Get to know him here
Oops she did it again 😎
Very happy and proud to see our very own Elvire Jaspers on this year's NextWomenToWatch list.
Money, Money, Money
Curious about the best bots in banking? We did a round up of the most innovative on the market!
Balancing the studying professional life like a boss
Yuriy’s raw enthusiasm, both individually and professionally, comes from the fact that he is still studying at university.
Chatbot Best Practice
Learnings and Insights from companies like ABN AMRO, Reaal, Booking.com and Heineken
The Jack Of All IT Trades
Meet the guy who brings the perfect combination of innovation, strategic insight and creativity to the products we build at Brain.
AI’s bigger picture
RPA, Chatbots and Voice Assistants - Why do we make AI sound human? The big picture!
Programming enthusiast and eternal student
When he's not writing awesome code you can find him in the kitchen cooking awesome pancakes 👨🍳 🍳
We'd like to thank all our partners for voting us into the Emerce Top 100 list of best e-business companies in the Netherlands.
A lover of languages, this awesomely talented guy wishes he could speak all the languages in the world.
RPA requires deep organisational change! Here's why.
In this week's article, we take a look at the five dimensions of business that need to be reviewed prior to RPA implementation.
Front End Phenomenon and All-round Superstar
Get to know this awesomely talented lady in this week's team profile.
What are the right processes to automate?
In this week's tech article we're looking at the right kinds of processes to automate through RPA.
Accomplished frontend developer with a degree in physics
In this week's team profile, we chatted to Olena, our superstar frontend developer.
How 'cognitive' is RPA anyway?
This week in tech we compare RPA with Cognitive Automation. Read the full article here.
We are hiring
WeAreBrain is on the hunt for new talent and we know that finding the perfect fit has as much to do with who you are as who we are!
Introducing Olga, Project Manager Phenomenon
She is doubly talented, working as part PM part scrum master. A lover of urban adventures and extreme fitness with CrossFit, Olga is just simply an incredible woman. Read more about her in this week's team profile.
Is RPA here to stay? Seems like it...
Robotic Process Automation promises to change the face of the working world. It's a big claim but does the technology back it up?
Robotic Process Automation — the Highlights Reel
This week we're looking at what's top the charts in the world of RPA.
Meet Vadim, DevOps extraordinaire and guitar virtuoso
Read more about Vadim’s contribution he adds to the group in this week’s team profile.
How to develop a solid Enterprise Automation Roadmap
Preparing your business for RPA requires fastidious planning. Learn the first three key steps in building your own Enterprise Automation Roadmap.
Meet our Global Head of UX and Design
As a woman dedicated to creating a product building culture that is centred around the user, we have already seen how her vision has changed the way we build at WeAreBrain.
What the hell is RPA?
Getting to grips with RPA and what it means for the future of business.
Enabling your on-demand workforce 🚀
Featured on Leapfunder today. Interview with CEO Michel Pilet on how he and the team are taking clevergig to the next level 🚀
Introducing one of the newest Brainiacs on the block
Committed to his craft, you’ll often see him keeping up with the latest in his field with online publications like Habrahabr.ru and dou.ua. Read more about this cool Brainiac in this week’s team profile.
Moving from Webpack 3 to Webpack 4
Webpack 4.0, was recently released, and in this article I’d like to share my experience with moving from Webpack 3 to Webpack 4.
Introducing Sergey, avid HTML’er and volleyball enthusiast
Sergey is one of those guys that likes to stay on top of his game, that’s why when he gets the opportunity to learn more about what he does he takes to publications like tympanus.net to get the latest on front-end and UI development.
The No-Collar Workforce, Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2018
How do you integrate your no collar workforce into the office and make sure the humans play nice?
Meet Yuriy, big data enthusiast and brilliant backend developer
His programming language of choice is Java and he’s pretty great at it. Read more about Yuriy in this week’s team profile.
Meet Artem, our Super Skilled Office Manager
Imagine trying to restrict Michelangelo to normal office hours! That’s where Artem comes in.
Make a Bluetooth-driven electronic device - Part 2
In the second instalment of making bluetooth-driven electronics Sergey G looks at how by simply using Arduino, a BLE board and a bit of 3rd party software you can modify the functionality of your everyday electronics.
Meet our Proponent of Classic Software Engineering Practices
Meet Dmitry, Prodigious Tech Lead and Deep Space Enthusiast
A man fascinated by innovative technologies, he has great interest in green energy solutions and would love to own a Tesla Model S one day. Learn more about Dmitry in this week’s team profile
5 AI Trends Redefining The Retail Experience
PSFK’s AI Retail Playbook, a Microsoft collaboration, explores how artificial intelligence enables personalized and dynamic consumer interactions.
Meet Victor, Engineer of all things and Pursuer of Knowledge
This week we’d like to introduce Victor, a guy who is super committed to creating new amazing products and bringing the seemingly impossible to life.
Programming Languages Worth a Second Look in 2018
Meet Vitaliy, Our Front and Back-end Double Hitter
This coffee-loving Brainiac is indispensable to our innovative efforts in the Drupal development space. As he explains, the part he loves most about his job is the ability to take a static idea and bring it to life.
Facebook Messenger’s Chatbot API
This week in tech, we do a quick review of some of Facebook Messenger's Chatbot limitations. Well worth a read if you're thinking of building your own bot on the Messenger platform.
Meet Pavel, Mathematician and Mad Skilled Developer
This week we’d like to introduce you to our numbers savant, Pavel S. Graduating with a degree in Mathematics, Pavel has one of the finest analytical minds we’ve seen.
Welcome to our 4th and final instalment in the MVP for Android series.
In this article, we have a look at creating custom strategies with Moxy, why you'd want to and how to create and implement your own strategies for best results in your Android Projects.
Introducing Ivan, an iOS developer with heart
This WeAreBrain strongman is very dedicated to health and wellbeing. Read more about Ivan’s approach to work and life in this week’s team profile.
Wishing you all a successful and entrepreneurial 2018!
In our final tech article of the year, we've put together a Top 10 list of our team's best tech content pieces for 2017. We hope you enjoy it!
Meet Ruslan, Discipline Master and Front-end Aficionado
This week we’re featuring Ruslan, Front-end developer and all-around searcher of answers about human existence here at WeAreBrain. A Drupal Technology expert Ruslan is an indispensable member of our Open Source team in Kramatorsk.
Christmas and New Year are knocking the door. We would like to wish you and your family lots of good health, tons of happiness and plenty of prosperity.
Welcome to the 3rd instalment in our MVP for Android series
This week we’re looking at the various OOTB strategies for Moxy. You’ll see there is a great deal of flexibility and it’s just another reason why we like MVP so much!
A design enthusiast and musical dynamo, Igor is passionate about how the combination of logic and art make for some of the most amazing developments in the tech space to date.
Moxy is an absolute delight and we’re going to tell you why
This week, settle in for the second instalment in our MVP for Android series featuring the Moxy library.
Meet Nika, Guarantor of Quality and Ardent Foodie
In this week’s team feature, we’d like to introduce you to Nika, an exceptional QA engineer that keeps us all on our toes here at WeAreBrain
Sergey T investigates Model-View-Presenter (MVP)
Sergey T, WeAreBrain Android developer, has worked out how to create cleaner application code for Android using MVP. In this week’s article, the first of a four-part series he introduces us to MVP and explains how it works.
Meet our Front-end master and F1 enthusiast
He’s an integral part of the team and he lends a touch of brilliance to all the front-end focused projects he’s working on. Read more about this talented human in this week’s team profile.
Welcome to cryptoworld
This week in tech Sergey P starts his fascinating series on the origins of cryptocurrency, looking into the basics of blockchain and the story behind the development of this groundbreaking technology.
Building a Brand that People Remember: Colour and Content
In this week’s skills article, Sam is taking a look at what role colour and font play in your brand’s digital marketing efforts.
Meet Sergey, an Android developer with vision
This week’s team profile features Sergey T, android developer and self-professed motorhead.
Why I fell in love with Visual Studio Code
In this week's tech article Pavel B provides a review of Visual Studio Code, as a new alternative to Atom and Sublime Text.
A female powerhouse of knowledge in the tech space
A woman with vision and discipline Tanya guides her team through some of our most exciting tech development projects. Read more about her in this week’s team feature.
What to do to be more creative and generate great ideas
Struggling with a touch of creator’s block, we may have some unusual solves for you.
Meet Pavel K aka Pasha
A .NET developer turned super awesome tech team lead. Read more about this super cool dude in this week’s team feature.
WeAreBrain is completely committed to zero downtime deployment and in tech this week Alex K discusses how we’re working with BlueGreen Deployment.
Our team profile this week is all about Dmitry, a WeAreBrain full-stack developer, and PHP master. Read more about this awesome brainiac in this article.
Use Jest for React App Testing
This week’s tech article looks at component testing using Jest. A simple guide to improving your code.
This week we’re featuring Mario, co-founder and all round creative who reveals his ambition for the business going into the future.
This week in tech, building bots from a creative perspective
In this week’s tech article, Sam chronicles the development of bot personalities through clever copywriting.
Meet Alex, Multi-talented Programming Architect
This week we’re featuring Alex who heads up the newest branch of WeAreBrain in Kramatorsk.
In the ring: Lex vs Luis
In tech this week Pavel K compares Amazon Lex and Microsoft Luis as competitive systems in the chatbot building space.
Meet Pavel, WeAreBrain’s UX Design Dynamo
Meet Pavel, UX designer and alumnus of the Startupbootcamp team that worked on our latest successful venture clevergig. Read the full profile here.
How web designers and front-end developers can avoid quarrelling
Sometimes, getting your creative team and your front-end developers to see eye to eye can be tricky. Lena, provides a perspective for keeping the peace.
Introducing Omar, highflying Content Producer
Meet our Amsterdam based digital producer and overall content master in this week's WeAreBrain team profile.
Le Corbusier's complete works available for download
The writings of Le Corbusier are perhaps the most influential texts ever produced by an architect. A must read if you're into design and architecture. Download the complete works here (1930-70).
Add a new editor to CMS Cockpit
Sergey G gives you a peek at our recent development progress with our work on Hybris
QA Marvel and Man in the Moment
Meet Max the Quintessential QA, read more about what makes him so awesome in this week’s team profile.
Visual regression testing
In today's article I want to share my experience with tools that allow me to qualify my work and prevent regression issues when I’m developing.
Introducing Pavel our Front-end Frontman
He’s a front-end developer or as he says it, the implementer of really cool designs for WeAreBrain and our clients. Read more...
Recreate tmux sessions with windows and panes
Sergey G is back this week with a new tech feature on recreating your tmux sessions using bash script.
Meet Olga, WeAreBrain’s financial pro
Olga is the WeAreBrain’s finance whiz, keeping an eye on the purse strings and just generally being an awesome Brainiac. Read more.
Docker as a Function
Keeping your Dockerfile clean can be complex when using the Elixir application. In this week’s tech article Sergey G takes us through the simple process to do this right.
Design smarter by asking the right questions
According to Jon Moore, every great designer is part designer, part marketer, part sales person, and part user.
Meet Sergey, the neuroscience enthusiast, Ruby renegade, and software project engineer that's featured in this week’s team article.
Metrics. Metrics everywhere.
Take a deep dive into the importance of metrics and analytics with us in this week’s tech article.
How we made our product building process great again
This week in tech we took a look at how to master the product building process.
Promoting female tech leadership
Meet Elvire Jaspers, WeAreBrain’s CEO and Entrepreneurial Trailblazer in this week’s team feature on Medium.
Go with the (Github) flow
Some thoughts regarding Git culture which my teammates and I try to follow during each development process.
Meet Alex — he rocks our DevOps
Read about our very own Marvel X-Man, ISS space traveller and DevOps engineering wizard in our latest team article on Medium.
We’ve used a Github Wiki quite successfully in the past to ensure everyone has line of sight on all parts of the progress. In this week’s article, we explain our methodology.
SAP global partnership
We’re very proud to announce that WeAreBrain recently joined the SAP partner program. Read the full press release and interview here.
Project configuration in Hybris
How to use Maven dependencies inside the Hybris extension
So I’ve been stuck on this for some time due to the lack of official documentation regarding this topic. But with a mix of research, trial and error and sheer luck, I’ve managed to come up with a solution.
SEO Checklisting for QA (Part 1)
Avoid the pitfalls of testing the hidden gem of non-functionals. Testing specifically for SEO can be challenging and requires an extra measure of attention to detail.
A how to guide to grow your business
Here is a massive list of 400 free online tools and resources to help your grow your business.
The Hyper Island toolbox
A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.
How to help your agile team succeed
We keep hearing complaints and frustration around working with and managing an agile team. Here are 5 quick tips on how to help your agile team succeed. Read more...
I’m Sergey, nice to meet you
I am a Ruby/Java software engineer. My team and I spend our time building really cool things. Learn more about me and my work in our latest article on Medium.
What I learnt from other Nomad Cruisers
These are 3 of the great speakers we had onboard and I’ll feature another three in the next post. It’s well worth getting to know these people, follow them online! They know their stuff.
The Startup SaaS Stack
Nice post on Medium around key attributes for your (startup's) software stack
95% and counting 🚀
A big thank you to our investors. We are at 95% of our funding goal... Hell, we might even oversubscribe and go above and beyond our initial target! Do you want a piece of clevergig? Find out more via the Leapfunder campaign.
We need BRAIN
Finally he makes sense ... We need brain and we need you! Come and join our wonderful team.
Cultural diversity makes your team stronger
It’s World Cultural Diversity Day! Embracing cultural diversity is one of Brain’s key values. Read more...
What the hell is WTISD?
Bridging the digital divide is the first step towards improving development issues worldwide. Most specifically access to scalable education for example. Read more...
Elixir in Docker
Some time ago I was working on a development project with one of my teammates. I was writing a small API layer in Elixir. Read more...
Funding round clevergig 🚀
Here is a short and sweet update on our funding: we are happy to report that we have secured our goal of €200K in commitments! The new funding round will be executed via Leapfunder and you too will have a chance to join in.
So what does being a digital nomad mean?
The simple answer — someone who works in the digital space and chooses to work well…anywhere there is a good internet connection really. Read more...
There's only one way: forward!
“Sometimes I wish #life came with a remote to ◄◄ rewind ► play ▌▌pause ►► fast forward” ~@ihatequotes #quote
Brain joining Nomad Cruise 2017 🛳
And so it begins! Touchdown in Cartagena, Colombia - the departure point for nomadcruise.com 2017. Over the next few weeks look out for updates on this epic journey into digital nomadism.
Where will UX design be in 5 years? 5 Predictions
In this article, we explore the future direction of UX design within the wider industry, and explain why we believe the trend towards hiring UX expertise will continue in the years ahead.
Thinking about states
A Website is not a picture. A Website is an application with rich interaction. Each element of a site has a number of states. But sometimes we forget about this and that’s bad for us, bad for our clients and bad for our users. Read more...
#Elixir — where is the state kept?
Elixir is written on top of Erlang and provides another philosophy to keep, change and manage shared states in general. During my brief journey with Elixir I figured out several approaches that help you keep the state. Read more...
DB per feature in #Rails
Your customer wants loads of cool features and they want them now. Sound familiar? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a separate DB for each feature? Read more...
The prevalence of js. usage is prolific, particularly after the V8 release by GoogleDespite the overall hype around js., its community and infrastructure I don’t like it, and here’s why. Read more...
How a Rails application is run inside WAR
Some time ago, we started to move one of our Rails projects from MRI to a jRuby platform. In this blog post I would like to share my experience of that migration. Read more
Trends in Environmental Conservation
Virtually every day there is something new on the market that boasts an environmentally conscious aspect to its use or development. Some are awe-inspiring and some are just plain out of this world. Read more...
Rails and the URL prefix
Rails is awesome. Many of the developers, that use other technologies, can say many bad things about Rails: this framework is very magical (thanks to Ruby metaprogramming). Read more...
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" ~Aesop
A spellbook of a different kind
Over 2000 links of the most common resources related to modern web development. Check it out on Github.
Shaping the future of labor
clevergig CEO Michel Pilet on stage during Startupbootcamp (1:53h). Watch the full video here.
Prettify Ecto errors
RoR has many cool libraries out of box, and, well, actually we are spoiled by the proposed functionality of them. Ecto was created with another philosophy to the ActiveRecord, but the ideas around the flow are similar. Read more...
Female talent shines during Startupbootcamp
Way to go... Brain at the forefront of female tech leadership! Read the Emerce coverage here.
Creating Elixir processes in runtime
Mostly when you create your new Elixir application you’ll run the following command: mix new my_app --sup. It generates a blank project with a root supervisor. Read more...
The most powerful women in tech
The list of incredible women in tech is long and growing. This article pays homage to the best and brightest women in the tech industry. Read more...
The Next Women competition
We are very proud Brainiacs.... Our Brain CEO Elvire was added to the "Next Women to Watch" list!
Happy 2017...and so it begins
At WeAreBrain we re-imagine and re-invent technology outsourcing. Launched in 2015 we are one of the fastest growing technology businesses in Europe and the United States.