2019-10-01 – 5 min read – All Articles Culture

Hello, World

Hi! My name is Adrian and I’m a CEO of Code Poets – a software house based in Wroclaw, Poland. I’m writing this post because I felt that before we put some more concrete content on this blog, it would be nice to say hello and tell you more about our company and the blog itself.

So, let’s start with the company. Who are we? What are the areas of our expertise? What are our philosophy and goals? What makes us special? As I have already mentioned, we’re a software development company. We specialize in building web applications in Python/Django and Angular but we were lucky enough that almost all of the projects we worked on in the past were not merely run-of-the-mill eCommerce applications as you might expect. In most of them the web app was just the gateway to a more ambitious and interesting backend hidden inside. Machine learning, data analysis, cheminformatics and blockchain technology are all topics we have first-hand experience in and we’re ready for more. We’re especially looking forward to expanding our blockchain portfolio and deepening our knowledge of decentralized web because those are the areas where a ton of innovation is happening right now and we want to be a part of it.

So what exactly makes us stand out from the crowd? Apart from our experience, I think it’s our philosophy – we believe that knowing the language and knowing how to code are 2 different things. This is why we named ourselves Code Poets – if you’re a poet, all you need to do to create poetry, for example in Spanish, is to learn that language. Easy. But it doesn’t work the other way: knowing Spanish, German, English, Polish or Japanese won’t enable you to create art if you don’t have that unique and magical skill. We believe it’s the same with programming and the people we’re trying to gather around us are not polyglots but poets. Or polyglot poets:) And our goal is to offer a tech team of such coders to people with brilliant ideas, so together we can create software that matters.

And last but not least – we’re based in Wroclaw, Poland – one of the most innovative and tech-oriented cities in this part of Europe. Additionally this location is:

  • a 10-12 hour flight from New York,
  • a 2.5 hour flight from London,
  • a 3.5 hour ride from Berlin.

What else? According to the ranking prepared by HackerRank, Poland is the 3rd best country with the most skilled software developers. You can compare that to the US (28th) or India (31st). In Python Poland scored 2nd and in Java 1st, so it’s even better. Interesting? You can learn more here.

OK, enough about the company. Let’s talk about the blog and the idea behind it. We’ve been on the market for 6 years now. That’s quite a long time. During that time we’ve learned a lot – not only about the technology but also about running a successful company, building a top-notch team, managing projects, working with startups as well as big corporations, marketing, etc. We made many mistakes along the way – nobody’s perfect. Life is not about not making mistakes – it’s about not making them more than once:) We’ve grown the company starting from 2 people – me and Kamil – my old friend, business partner and now the CTO of Code Poets, to 30 people right now. And previously we didn’t feel strong enough to show our thoughts to the rest of the world. Today it’s different and I’m writing this on our 6th birthday. Now is the time to share our experiences, opinions and technical expertise with you – maybe you’ll find something useful to yourself or just enjoy reading this blog, no matter if you’re an entrepreneur, developer or just a person loosely connected to the IT world. Of course, knowledge sharing is not the only reason for having a blog – we believe that it’ll make it easier for the people with brilliant ideas I mentioned above to find us, so we can connect and work together. If you’re one of them, you can use this form to estimate your project.

Every developer starts his coding adventure by writing a ‘Hello, world’ app. I’d like to say these words from Code Poets to you. So… Hello, World!

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