Aspire Systems acquires Goyello’s shares

On 20 March 2018, we announced that we have completed an acquisition agreement with Aspire Systems, a global company providing technological services. According to the contract, Goyello sells 100 percent of its shares to the new business partner. With the merger, Aspire Systems is expanding its portfolio of IT consulting, software development and mobile solutions in the nearshoring model for customers in Europe. For Goyello, the change is a great opportunity to enter wider markets and to take on and execute newer and more challenging projects for its clients.

This is the sixth acquisition for Aspire Systems over the past five years and the first major one in Europe. It marks a strategic move on the part of Aspire as it widens its presence in Europe while also tapping into nearshoring advantages by being in Poland.

“The company’s development was always our priority. The decision we have taken was the best one both from the business perspective, but also from a talent acquisition and management perspective. We want to continue offering our colleagues a great place to work. Both companies share similar core strengths and values such as deep employee focus, superior client partnerships, emphasis on technology leadership and creating a collaborative work environment”, said Peter Horsten, Managing Director, Goyello.

Commenting on the acquisition, Gowri Shankar Subramanian, Chairman and CEO, Aspire Systems said, “We are excited by this opportunity to partner and work closely with Goyello. With Goyello joining the Aspire family, we will be able to launch and scale up a strong nearshore delivery capability for our customers, combined with the existing offshore capability of Aspire. Goyello, with their extensive software development, project management and IT consulting expertise and over 120 employees, will make it possible to serve our European clients better and from a shorter distance and with a better time overlap. The shared vision, strategy and cultural alignment of both companies is a major reason for Aspire and Goyello to join forces.”

ABOUT ASPIRE SYSTEMS
Aspire Systems is a global technology services firm working with some of the world’s most innovative enterprises and independent software vendors, helping them leverage technology and outsourcing in Aspire’s specific areas of expertise. Aspire’s offerings include Product Engineering, Enterprise Solutions, Independent Testing Services and IT Infrastructure & Application Support Services. The company currently has over 2.300 employees and 120 customers globally. The company has a growing presence in North America, Europe, Singapore, India and the Middle East. For further information, please visit: http://www.aspiresys.com

For further details, please contact:

Katarzyna Szemro
Marketing Director
Goyello
kasia.szemro@goyello.com
+48 600 977 900

Goyello at Global Game Jam 2018

12 people, 3 teams, 48 hours. The result: 3 games successfully developed by Goyello developers and designers at this year’s edition of Global Game Jam.

The topic participants had to focus on this year was “Transmission”. Our teams developed the following games:

The Global Game Jam is an annual international event, taking place simultaneously in over 500 locations worldwide. Its participants – software developers, graphic designers and other IT enthusiasts, both professionals and amateurs – have 48 hours to develop a game. Authors of the best games got prizes.

This year’s edition of the Game Jam in Tricity was organized by Haker:Space Trójmiasto and BOMBIT and took place in the C200 in Gdańsk.

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Plenty of stories in moveIT 3

Stories worth sharing – that’s how we titled the 3rd issue of the moveIT magazine, released early this year.

The editorial team invited our clients and partners as well as teammates to contribute to the latest issue of the magazine by sharing great stories – stories of cooperation and partnership, of new ideas, discoveries and ventures inspired by our relationship, stories of success and lessons learned.

The outcome of hours spent brainstorming, interviewing, talking, listening, writing, spellchecking, and proofreading is a 27-page long publication filled with awesome content. Want to learn who meet a new client on a plane, who made friends with a duck, what the main idea behind the new office design was and what vehicle has been mounted in front of the entrance to it? Read selected moveIT3 stories on our blog.

Olivia Star building in Gdańsk

We are moving!

On 29 September we are moving to the tallest building in Tricity – Olivia Star.

The relocation marks a significant milestone in our history. Launched 10 years ago at a kitchen table, Goyello keeps growing. It will be our 3rd office location in the past 10 years.

Almost twice as large as the present one, the new office will give us new possibilities to develop. And it is much more than just a working space. Designing it was not only a matter of deciding where the desks would be situated and what colour the walls should be. We wanted the office to have the unique Goyello spirit.

That is why each member of the team had an opportunity to co-design the new office. Thirteen volunteers – our colleagues – accepted the challenge. They spent plenty of time after hours generating design ideas, budgeting, looking for furniture and accessories and searching for suppliers.

Their ideas were then made a reality by a team of architects and interior designers. The results of their cooperation are breathtaking. We really can’t wait to move in there.

See you on 2 October in Olivia Star!

Goyello team and Rafał Dadej

Goyello’s charity bike race

At Goyello, we love sports and we are happy when we can help others. That is why in the last edition of the Goyello BikeLike race our cyclists rode both for pleasure and to raise money for charity.

Each kilometre covered in the race was worth 10 Polish groszy. The company promised to donate a sum of money equalling the number of kilometres cycled to the Trzeba Marzyć Foundation we have been supporting for quite a while.

We gathered over 2500 PLN! The money was given to Dawid, a boy the foundation supports, whose dream is to have his own mini-gym. Yesterday, Rafał Dadej, the President at the Trzeba Marzyć Foundation, got the symbolic cheque.

Goyello at Hack Tour Europe

Peter Horsten, the Managing Director at Goyello, was one of the mentors at Hack Tour Europe, an initiative by Finland’s best start-up-related organisations: Slush, Startup Sauna and Junction. Their representatives came to Gdańsk on 13 September to meet tech enthusiasts and startuppers for a day of hacking, sharing knowledge and networking.

The Hack Tour event included start-up coaching by Startup Sauna, presentations and a coding workshop. Colleagues from Goyello, Michał Michalczuk and Bartosz Bobin, also took part in the event. Michał gave a lecture titled: “Progressive Web Apps, Mobile Application feeling in your browser – What are they, when to use them?”. Then, together with Bartosz, he ran the coding workshop.

Goyello Tester Wins 2nd prize in Testing Cup

A member of our Testing Team, Karol Gierszewski, got the second place in the Polish Software Testing Championship. The 5th edition of the event was held on 8-9 June at the Energa Stadium, Gdańsk, with over 250 competitors participating. A special guest of the event was Peter Madsen, a Danish constructor and inventor.

Among individual participants, the winner was Konrad Rafałko, who was given the Polish Testing Champion title. The best testing team was Debuggers.

Congratulations!

moveIT 2 is here!

When we launched the first, birthday issue of moveIT in November 2016, we know it wouldn’t be the end of the story. Today we are proud to announce the second issue of the magazine! Curious about the benefits and threats of cloud-related solutions? Great, because moveIT 2 is all (almost) about the cloud.

What’s inside? Plenty of insights from experts, interviews with industry gurus, success stories of delivered projects and conversations with members of the team. We talked to Ronald Binkofski, General Manager CEE Multicountry CIS at Microsoft, Monica de Wit, independent management and digital security consultant and Menno Lanting, the author of Oil Tankers and Speedboats, a book inspired by meetings with 100 successful entrepreneurs worldwide.

And again, we wanted members of our team to be part of the publication. You will read our experts’ tips on Scrum and Story Mapping, Head of Marketing, Katarzyna Szemro’s column, consultancy insights from Mateusz Linda, Head of Consulting, and a couple of great stories from our youngest employees and colleagues responsible for the office management and customer care.

moveIT contains 31 pages of valuable content created by a team of skilled people. Grab a copy and have a great read!

Meeting with Satya Nadella

Today, we had an honour to meet Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Peter Horsten, Managing Director at Goyello, and Mateusz Linda, Head of Consulting, had an opportunity to showcase one of the most innovative cloud-based Goyello solutions developed for Flocert. The meeting was also attended by the Polish deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and General Partner EY Jacek Kędzior. It was a really special moment in our more than 10 year history.

We are a Microsoft Silver Partner

We are proud to announce we have received the Silver Microsoft Cloud Platform competence. The title is granted to Microsoft partners who have comprehensive knowledge about implementing applications and server infrastructure on the Microsoft Azure platform.

To get the certification we needed firm recommendations from three satisfied clients who use applications based on Microsoft Azure, delivered by us. We also had to pass a Microsoft Azure examination. We have fulfilled both conditions.