Communication

Endocode @foss-north in Gothenburg

Endocode’s team is busy giving talks. On new technologies, on new developments and most importantly, on Open Source and it’s opportunities and challenges. A controverse topic that finds itself in the epicentre of many Open Source discussions is the topic of patents. And this is where Endocode’s Mirko Böhm enters the stage. Mirko is not only the CEO of Endocode, but also a director at the Open Invention Network, a shared defensive patent pool with the mission to protect Linux.

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Endocode wants gender balance: How to start?

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in March 2014 with Jennifer Beecher, experienced manager in IT environments, trainer and coach. Jennifer is also chairwoman of the supervisory board of Endocode AG. The trigger for the interview was a conversation of the Endocode shareholders about gender balance in our company. Hi Jennifer.

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What women want – and what they have to learn

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in May 2014 with Jutta Wepler. It was sparked by concerns of Endocode shareholders over gender balance in the company. Jutta Wepler has worked as a consultant, trainer and coach for 15 years. Today her work focuses on female scientists in management positions or working towards such positions.

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Free Software, Free Society?

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in June 2014 with Silke Meyer. Silke is a doctor of political science with a penchant for IT. She works as a system administrator at Wikimedia Germany and in her spare time does volunteer work for the Berlin-based Freifunk initiative and the open-source distributed social network Friendica.

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Just do it!

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in June 2014 with Cecilia Palmer. Cecilia Palmer works part time at newthinking as a web developer and spends the rest of her time as a designer and organizer in fashion-related projects. She particularly enjoys balancing the analogue and digital forms of her work.

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Personal insights: women in IT

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in March 2014 with Jennifer Beecher. Jennifer is Senior Product Manager at SoundCloud, Senior Software Engineer as well as a Trainer and Coach – and last but not least: The chairwoman of the supervisory board f Endocode AG. The trigger for the interview was a conversation of the Endocode shareholders about gender balance in our company.

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Conflict: A cool tool for our organization’s future

Whenever people work together there is conflict, for conflict is an integral part of co-operation. Since we at Endocode work in a collaborative environment, every Endocoder has a voice. This brings differences out into the open more often than in a hierarchical structure – and may cause conflicts. But conflict tells us that something has gone awry and may need to change. Conflict is a natural force for optimizing our system and adapting to a changed environment.

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Managing Diversity: A hard day’s knight?

Groups that display a range of perspectives outperform groups of like-minded experts. This is not only the case with a group of experts, it’s also a powerful tool for working with clients. But this power of diversity is hard to create – and to keep. You have to fight for it every day like a knight. Open source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. So, in these cases, collaboration and working in diverse teams is an important issue.

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May the force be with you: The power of asking

Questions are a powerful tool. They are the key to understanding others. Understanding is important for working with clients and teams. Unfortunately most of us often stop asking questions too early which can end up creating more work later on. But it’s a simple thing to improve matters. A question is used to make a request for information. That’s quite normal and we do it several times a day. But what if we think we have all the information we need?

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