August 1, 2019 // By Adam Oliver
Magenic held its annual Technology Summit recently with Magenic consultants arriving from around the country and in some cases the world. They traveled with the desire to explore new technologies, frameworks, and programming paradigms. As a distributed company, with offices across the globe, this is rare in our industry. During the summit our consultants examine different aspects of IT delivery. Technologies, frameworks, and IT paradigms are all on the table. The end goal, as always, is to further educate our technologists so they can find ways to help our clients on their digital journey.
Every attendee of the Tech Summit is broken up into a team of 5 consultants. This team delivers a one-hour presentation on a topic chosen by Magenic leadership. The contributions of many disciplines to each subject area allows for a far richer examination of the topic. The topics for this year were:
- APM (Application Performance Management)
- .NET Core
Well over half of the consultants had not met their colleagues in person, having relied on virtual meetings to interact with others. The Tech Summit offers the opportunity for attendees to get familiar with coworkers on a personal level and build comradery. The first day ended with an excellent gathering at a local restaurant where conversation ran the gambit from “geeking-out” to “how’s the family?”
On the second day, the presentations and the day seemed to speed by. The quality of the presentations was top-notch. The individual understanding of the topics among the presenters was impressive. These presentations provided valuable takeaways and spirited conversations among our group of consultants.
Just as important as the education was the real-life interactions among the attendees. This is summed up best by Bill Roske, a Principal Quality Engineer. “I learned a great deal, met some co-workers in real life for the first time, and made more friends. . . The depth of talent, intelligence, comradery and support within Magenic is simply amazing!”
The Tech Summit is a demonstration of Magenic’s desire to foster an environment of both innovation and collaboration. Everyone wins when Magenic puts thirty-plus intelligent and motivated consultants together. Consultants win with more knowledge. Magenic wins with an improved arsenal of solutions. Most important, though, is that our clients win.