A year has passed since Łukasz Borzęcki – our company’s CEO, became a member of the IT Corner’s board. This is a society which unites people connected with the new technologies market of Lower Silesia. Its main goal is to strengthen the communication between small and medium-sized companies which want to create innovative IT projects.
During this time, Łukasz has been actively participating in the board’s activities, being in charge of finding new members (13 new companies have joined) who have brought in valuable knowledge and fresh ideas to IT Corner. He performs a similar function in vm.pl, where he finds valuable employees who believe in what we do and stay with us for longer.
Łukasz has also organised many meetings which focused on the exchange of knowledge between people in the IT branch, where everyone could share their experiences and methods on how to run a business. The goal of the meetings was to inspire and encourage action.
Łukasz has been asked to talk about vm.pl’s history during the ITC Summit 2019 and explain how we managed to establish ourselves in the German market. He was one of several speakers who will share their knowledge with 300 entrepreneurs from every corner of Poland.
But the growing company needed more and more of the CEO’s time and attention. Łukasz had to take care of the recruitment process for the society and at the same time concentrate on the activities for his own company. Therefore, he was forced to take a difficult decision and thus he resigned from his membership of IT Corner’s board. This decision was not an easy one for either side, but Łukasz has met with the complete understanding of the board who know perfectly well how much of a responsibility having your own business on the market actually is.
However, Łukasz doesn’t want to part ways with IT Corner forever. In the future, he plans on returning to the society to again to take an active part in its inspiring activities. For now, Łukasz remains a member of the society and he’ll continue to support it for as long as he can.
This month we’ve joined forces with labor b designbüro – a design office from Dortmund, which helps other companies strengthen their brands and recognition thanks to modern branding strategy and design. Labor b designbüro also creates individual systems and websites.
Three of our very experienced colleagues specializing in the Drupal framework have joined their team in order to create a website for a well-known public research institutes in Germany. The goal of the website is to present the modern way in which the institute designs and implement projects.
On 4th March we went to Dortmund to participate in a kick-off week where we had the opportunity to learn the details of the project. Furthermore, with the labor b designbüro team we have developed the architecture of the site. We worked out what we have to do and planned the next steps.
Since then our developers have been working remotely from our office in Wrocław. At the current pace, the MVP version of the project should be completed by the end of April. We’re very glad that we can take part in the next immersive project which will broaden our knowledge and strengthen contacts with foreign companies.
The German language is playing an increasingly important role in the job market in Poland and in business. It is particularly visible in Wroclaw where every year there are more companies with German capital and those cooperating with our western neighbors. We are a perfect example – last year, up to 80% of our revenue came from German customers.
We know from experience that people who can speak German are extremely valued and sought in every industry, especially in IT. Our employees have been able to attend language classes in our office for several years. We have now decided to go out with such an initiative outside by organizing open German courses, addressed to all IT specialists.
The first attempt to fill the groups was a success and on February 12 we started the classes on two levels: B1 and B2.
Our courses are run by a native speaker and are primarily focused on the practical aspect - improving communication and learning industry vocabulary. For the convenience of our participants, classes take place twice a week in the evening.
So far, we've received very positive reviews. In a few months we plan to launch another round of enrolment. We are now encouraging everyone to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your language skills and thus increase your value on the job market. We will keep you updated on our website and social media profiles on the formation of new groups.
We are pleased to announce that we’ll be taking part in the fairs in Germany as exhibitors again. This time, we’re going to Frankfurt, where on the 14th of February we’ll have a stand on the biggest event dedicated to IT Management in Germany in Hesse –
DIGITAL FUTUREcongress 2019.
The motto of the fairs is “Discover business 4.0 – medium-sized companies meet digitalization” and here’s what’s to be expected:
Our goal is to find the potential partners for cooperation in this region, get to know the market better as well as to exchange mutual experiences with other participants. Apart from that, we’re hungry for knowledge we will acquire from the lectures and the presentations of other exhibitors. We are hoping for a really inspiring and memorable day!
We warmly welcome you on the 14th of February to the Congress Center Messe Franfurt. You’ll be able to meet and greet us on the R13 stand.
For more information and tickets:
VM.PL never stops! We are happy to announce that we have just officially become a member of SIBB – a German association of enterprises and organizations from the IT industry in Berlin and Brandenburg. The main mission of SIBB is to build a cooperation network between companies, exchange information and transfer of knowledge and technology.
The activities of the association are well known to us as we have been actively involved in its various activities for a long time (2+ years). The official membership will allow us to strengthen cooperation with clients on the German market from this region as well as to acquire and develop new projects.
Joining SIBB shows , above all, that the German market is of key importance to us. In the future, we would like to continue to focus our activities on it – develop cooperation with both our existing clients and acquire new ones. We have no doubt that the association will actively support us in our intentions and the membership itself will improve our image of a reliable partner on the German market.
We are optimistic about the New Year and waiting impatiently for the new challenges ahead!
At Vm.pl we have already proved many times that challenges are our speciality!
Recently we have undertaken a comprehensive project for another German client, Welotec, a company from Laer (North Rhine-Westphalia) which had been looking for an experienced team to create new solutions.
Welotec specialises in the development of products and systems in the field of industrial communication and automation. Its main activities focus on 4 core sectors: Smart Energy, Smart City, Smart Farming and Smart Industry.
Our goal is to create a software for managing a large number of routers installed in various intelligent devices and machines (including agricultural).
Thanks to the application administrators will be able to track the behaviours and actions of each router. Furthermore, their configuration and firmware will stay up-to-date all the time.
As a final note, it’s worth mentioning that this is our first large-scale project which is being carried out in Lublin. A whole team of developers including the Project Manager is working there on site, while the Customer Success Manager supervises the whole operation from our main headquarters in Wrocław.
We are really satisfied that we have a chance to implement such a challenging project for an undoubtedly interesting and forward-looking sector. We sincerely hope that this is just the first of many such projects for us.
We would like to cordially invite you on yet another meetup organised by Vm.pl!
This time we invited a special guest star - Wojtek Barczyński, trainer, WSB and Kozminski Universities lecturer, Lead Tech Developer w SMACC, who will reveal to us why k8s is his weapon of choice.
Wojtek will be talking about microservices and their connection to Kubernetes. You will find out how to start to create a network of microservices from scratch and familiarize yourselves with the strategies of deployment the new version of the service. Live coding will be done in Golang and Python.
Like always we bring the best craft beer and pizza in town. We know it’s how we learn best !
You can still save your sit here: https://www.meetup.com/pl-PL/meetup-group-nGBiendv/events/nljkhqyxnbmc/
By the way, we have decided to make it official and created our own Meetup group for this and future events. You find us under the top secret name that showcases what we are all about - Pizza&Tech. Join in to get the first insiders intel on our next epic events!:
See you soon in Vm.pl
After many years of existence we have just made the next big step forward, officially opening a new branch on the other side of Poland, in the centre of Lublin.
An office in this location opens up the opportunity for us to collaborate with developers in this region. This solution means we now have a greater degree of flexibility and can employ more developers at one time, especially as the new office is located near the main railway station, which is attractive to potential employees.
We have started with three developers who are now working with our foreign clients on international projects. Lublin is also well connected with European cities so we can meet with foreign clients as easily as from Wrocław.
We would like to thank our partners in Lublin for all their invaluable help with the formalities associated with the opening of the branch. We welcome you to visit us on 1 Maja street number 13 in Lublin.
New Clutch ranking, who dis? We are proud to once again be included among the top service providers in Poland. After careful analysis, vm.pl was recognized in the firm’s annual report as a leading Custom Software Development Company in Poland and this year, The Manifest – Clutch’s sister website – has recognized vm.pl Software House as a one of the top web development companies in Poland. Take a look for yourself!
Last year we were thrilled to share our presence on Clutch and verified leadership. As a leading B2B ratings and reviews platform, the D.C based firm evaluates service providers across various segments, and regularly publish their research on top-performing companies in their directory. Being included in their biggest press release of the year speaks to our dominance in a very saturated market.
As our number of clients and projects has grown, so has our satisfied clientele who have continued to provide their positive feedback on our services that are featured on our Clutch profile.
A former client who turned to vm.pl to develop a software for their publishing company took the time to speak with Clutch, and shared in a verified review , “What I consider most valuable about vm.pl is their impressive technological background and knowledge.”
Dedicated to producing outstanding software and delivering unmatched customer satisfaction we value our feature on Clutch is a testament to that commitment. It is important for our customers to be happy with our deliverables and for us to adequately translate their passions through our technology. We appreciate our Clutch profile as an outward expression of gratitude from our clients and wish to extend our deepest thank as we look forward to your future projects.
We are delighted to announce that we are attending Business Digital 2018 fair in Leipzig on the 30th May as an exhibitor!
Business Digital is a regional IT trade fair organized for the first time. The theme will cover the broad term of digitalization and its actual need of its implementation in companies. There will be over 50 IT companies from Central Germany as exhibitors at the event. They will present their innovative IT products and services providing solutions to the demands of the market. The fair will be accompanied with keynote talks concerning current challenges and trends in the IT field.
For us, participation in the fair is an opportunity to look into the activity of the IT world in Central Germany and the current trends in the IT field in general. Most of all though, we are looking forward to the possibility to meet new prospective business partners and discuss the advantages of starting cooperation. In addition, we are excited to meet our current clients as well.
We cordially invite you to visit our stand F03 in the Kongresshalle am ZOO in Leipzig! See you on Wednesday!
It smells like next meetup at Vm.pl! This time our team is mixing the aroma of finest pizza and craft beers with something completely opposite... CODE SMELL.
During the meetup VM-er Paweł will guide participants through the idea of code smell, explain the most useful tips he gathered from Martin Fowler's book: Refactoring - Improving the Design of Existing Code with his own examples of solution to the problem.
And, last but not least, thing on the agenda – energetic discussion about the subject which we hope will appear.
We are expecting you on 10th May, 17:00-20:00. Remember to first: sign up, second: share with your friends. See you soon!
Registration and more info: www.event.vm.pl
Spring has brought us lots of sun and new tasks (even though we are open for new challenges even in late autumn). Our team has been busy lately, we recently paid a little visit to Luxembourg to start a new project in Laravel.
Two gifted VM devs are supporting the development of Doctena, an app used to searching specialist doctors and book medical appointments online. This app is widely used in Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
It’s getting not only more and more popular but also better and better as we speak. As of today, every month the app serves approximately one million bookings for more than 10 000 medical experts. With numbers as high as these, one can easily guess that we are talking about the biggest application in its field in Europe. We, on the other hand, are very proud and excited to have the privilege to take part in such a huge, important exciting project.
Two events in two 2 months – it was definitely an intensive and very challenging time for everyone in our team.
The second Docker workshop - IQ@SIBB: DOCKER 101 – practical introduction, was the first event ever we organized abroad . Thanks to our German partner – Sibb Ev. we had the pleasure to conduct the workshop in Berlin city centre.
Thank you very much to all the 20+ attendees for showing up, actively participating and inspiring discussions we had during the whole event.
Many thanks also for all who watched the live streaming. We hope the presented content and practical tasks were interesting and useful for you.
We are both extremely happy and proud that we managed to met the high German expectations. Organizing an event on such grand scale for the first time was a very important and empowering experience for us, which we hope to use when the next opportunity occurs.
We already can’t wait to meet you during next meetups!
Not even a month has passed since organising our last meetup and we are ready for a new one. We keep our promise and are proud to annouce NEW Docker 101 Workshop is coming!
Nevertheless, this time it will be an international event and will take place at the heart of Berlin. That’s all thanks to the initiative of Project LOOKOUT (focused on promotion and development of international cooperation within IT&ICT Industry between the capital region of Berlin and Poland) by German SIBB association.
We are delighted to invite you to join us at 15:00 on Wednesday, February 21st at SIBB e.V. - ICT & Digital Business Association Berlin & Brandenburg c / o EITCO, Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785 Berlin to the Workshop @SIBB: Docker 101 – a practical introduction, conducted as last time by our expert Łukasz Urbański
You will be able to discover for yourself hands-on why Docker has been steadily gaining popularity since 2012, how it can benefit developers’ work in building application quickly and managing the IT-environment, and most importantly, how to use it (practical workshop). When the workshop proper finishes, we expect inspiring discussion on Docker itself and general IT trends in Poland, Germany and worldwide.
The whole event will be recorded, streamed live and available online for the participants afterwards.
Book your seat now! More information and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/workshop-iqsibb-docker-101-a-practical-introduction-tickets-42349141422
It could be just another project, but it's always a NEW CHALLENGE. We could just tell you, but again we are EXCITED to announce. It seems this time VM.PL is going to celebrate Oktoberfest a little bit earlier.
That’s because of our German and Java speaking super talented Vm-er who travelled to Munich on January to kick-start a new project.
He will be supporting a leading fintech company in delivering high-end, individually tailored IT solutions for key financial institutions in Germany. Our employee will be staying there until March and then continue working from our Wroclaw office.
We are really proud of it.
Finally it's time to sum up our great Docker 101 meetup.
Above all, huge thanks to our host – Łukasz Urbański and all vm-ers involved in organizing the event. We would like to thank all participants – both present at the meeting and watching live streaming via our Facebook and Youtube channel. This is the greatest reason why we are jumping with joy! Not to mention big amount of 150 people interested in the event.
It was definitely a successful meetup for the whole VM.PL team and participants (which we found out from the positive feedback we’ve got). We are also very happy that most of them are eager to meet us again at the earliest opportunity (next meetup then). After such a success we are sure we will see each other once more really soon!
Finally, it's time for another exciting event by VM.PL Software House Sp. z o.o. Our very own Łukasz Urbański prepared a great talk that will enable you to work with Docker, from installation to complicated container configurations.
We are waiting for you on January 11th at 17.00 in our office at Kościuszki 82/30. There will be a pizza, beer and traditionally – fantastic atmosphere. Everything's free… Yes, even the atmosphere… Book your seats and pass this on. The number of seats is limited. Register at: http://event.vm.pl
Vm.pl Team is currently celebrating the exceptional award we’ve received recently.
On 12th December we attended ITCorner Summit 2017 congress, where besides inspiring discussions with branch experts, we were especially honored by IT Corner association. We received Achievement Award for outstanding success in the IT market in 2017.
We are really touched and grateful that our drive and results are being noticed.
We are satisfied where we are now and we are looking ahead to the future and celebrating all successes big and small.
We are going to continue treading the route we have taken and keep on working hard as we’ve always had.
Thank you for everyone who made it possible.
We are happy to announce that we have just signed a contract with FERCHAU Engineering GmbH – the biggest engineering and IT services provider in Germany.
The company, with more than 8,000 employees at over 100 branches and 90 locations in the country, is the market leader in engineering and IT projects as well as talent management. We are looking ahead to this cooperation!
We have gone all multi-disciplinarian lately. This time we got involved in the shopping market. In September, together with our Berlin partners from Advalyze, we completed a project (in Magento technology) involving creating a touchpoint for renowned underwear Zimmerli brand of Switzerland. This cutting-edge device has a fully interactive touch display serving as an online store for the manufacturer. Clients may browse all the available products on the screen and then place an order, as well as choose the most convenient means of payment and shipping.
This touchpoint has been installed in a new store in Zurich, and it is the trailblazer for the many devices which will be used in all Zimmerli stores around the world. Should you have the opportunity to visit Zurich, we recommend you drop by and give this latest shopping style a shot. Meanwhile, our talented team is looking forward to the upcoming innovative projects with German partners.