First UX Brunch Zurich 2015

Last Friday started for me with friendly smiles of people who care about user-friendly solutions, which make our lifes better. I was happy to be among 60 attendees of the first UX Brunch Zürich 2015, organized by Valérie Vuillerat, Rahel Vils and Marc Steffen. Event took place in Impact Hub, which is known as a space with a good vibe. Being there is already enough to love the world around you even on an early Friday morning. But greeting and meeting people, who understand your challenges and the big meaning of those small victories on the way to great designs, is even better. 

March 25, 2015
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Debug Solr queries

Solr is great! When you have a site even with not so much content and you want to have a full text search, then using Solr as a search engine will improve a lot the speed of the search itself and the accuracy of the results. But, as most of the times happen, all the good things also come with a drawback too. In this case, we talk about a new system which our web application will communicate to. This means that, even if the system is pretty good by default, you have to be able in some cases to understand more deeply how the system works.This means that, besides being able to configure the system, you have to know how you can debug it. We'll see in the following how we can debug the Solr queries which our applications use for searching, but first let’s think of a concrete example when we need to debug a query.

June 30, 2015
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Creating nested lists with panelizer and view panes

For one of our customer projects, we wanted to have a list with all past projects. There are two types of projects selected among applicants every year: a winner and there are several finalists or runner ups.

The idea was to show the winner of each year followed by the finalists/runner ups of the year. This should be done in a list where the actual year is the top one followed by the others.

June 25, 2015
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Recap PM Camp Zürich 2015

Around 45 project managers, leaders and innovators met for the 2nd PM Camp Zürich in the cool 25Hours Hotel for two days filled with inspiring discussions, insights, fun and sun. 

June 9, 2015
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Women in tech - Contemplating about perception, norms and equality

There’s been quite some buzz lately in Switzerland about the fact that there are not enough women present in boards of stock listed Swiss companies.  Emotions went high, discussions were intense (small side note: the Swiss employers’ association put forward our very own Dania as a viable candidate for Swiss boards in one of their publications (available in German only). We second that of course).

May 29, 2015
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