Waverley News Digest #33 (Jan’21)

This is a periodical journal of the company’s most recent news and events. What’s new at Waverley?

Newcomers, welcome aboard!

Tri Bui – Pre-Sales Business Analyst, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

I’m a hard-working individual with eight years of experience in handling projects for customers in Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and Europe. For me, the most wonderful thing in IT projects is the moment you see your customers benefiting from what your team has built for them. 

Outside of work, I like doing haircuts and cooking for others. If Waverley has some company trips that involve cooking or fun haircuts, I’ll surely sign up!

I look forward to seeing all the Waverley members soon!

Serhii Kiyashko – QA Engineer, Seagate (Kharkiv)

I’m a reliable, kind-hearted, and also goal-oriented person. If there was no need for me to make money, I think, I would travel a lot. To my liking, the best place in the whole world is Barcelona. This year, I have a plan to go on a road trip.

Olesia Makarenko – JavaScript Developer, Freeman USA (Remote/Kyiv)

I’d describe myself as a cheerful and hard-working person and a team-player. If I didn’t have to work to earn money, I would be busy inventing something great! As for my favorite place in the world, I can’t tell for sure, as I haven’t seen everything yet, but it should definitely be something by the sea. This year, jumping with a parachute is on my list.

Anton Nazarenkov – UI Designer (Kharkiv)

I’d say I’m a vivid, responsive, and fanciful personality. If I didn’t need to earn money, I would throw parties all over the world and create clothes. I’m still in search of my favorite place on earth. My plan for this year is to release my own fashion collection.

Yan Derii – JavaScript Engineer, Spirax Sarco (Kharkiv)

The three words that describe me: amazing barbecue master. If there was no need for me to work, I would become the Minister of Culture. My favorite place on earth is Sorrento, Italy. This year, I think I will write a book.

Yaroslav Kuchuk – .Net Engineer, Spirax Sarco (Kharkiv)

When you ask me to describe myself with just three words, these will be Performance, Transparency, Accuracy. If I didn’t have to earn money by programming, I would do… PROGRAMMING!)))))) The best place in the world for me is my home. And, since I haven’t travelled during the quarantine, for this year, my first plan item is going to the sea.

Roman Dublenych – DevOps Engineer, Plannuh (Lviv)

“Veni, vidi, vici” are the three words that best describe my character. If there was no no need to work to earn money, I’d do what my intuition would suggest. As for my favorite spot, any place in the world feels like home for me. My plan for this year is to get wiser and smarter.

Irene Lyakhova, Recruiting Assistant (Kharkiv)

I’m a sociable, friendly, and energetic person. If I didn’t have to make a living, I would travel around the globe. I think I found my best place place on earth in Marmaris, Turkey. This year, I’d like to try paragliding.

Maxim Ovsiannikov – JavaScript Engineer, Spirax Sarco (Kharkiv)

In my circle of interests I have tennis, travelling, guitars, music, and cars. If I didn’t have to work, I would definitely spend my time in travels. I think the best place in th whole world is Asia. This year I’m planning to participate in a tennis tournament.

Patrick Moran – Intern at Marketing Team, USA

To describe myself with just 3 words: I’m relaxed, open-minded, inquisitive. If I didn’t need to earn money I would live on a farm. I would spend half the day reading and the other half taking a nap. My favorite place in the world would have to be the Big Sur coastline in California. It is one of the last undeveloped places in my state and it is overwhelmingly gorgeous. I am in the process of making a documentary film. I am going to film and edit it myself!
I live in Santa Cruz, California. I graduated in December 2020 as a Public Relations major with a minor in Psychology. I want to jump into the world of copywriting and learn all that I can. I am excited to work with the brilliant minds at Waverley!

Eugene Nezhuta – JavaScript Engineer, Reprise (Kharkiv)

Eugene came back to Waverley as a full-time team member and now works on Reprise. Welcome back! 

Techtalks: Waverley speakers rock!

AppsScript Overview by Oleksandr Frentsel

On Jan 27 Oleksandr Frentsel, our JavaScript Developer gave a tech talk about AppsScript. Google products can give you more opportunities than you may expect. For example, after this tech talk, You will be able to build an aggregator using Google Sheets. See the recording via the link.

Do you want to give a speech on something interesting?
To do this, register in the 2021 Tech-talks plan and Non-tech talks plan

New Exciting Projects

Freeman Digital Ventures

Waverley has been working with the London-based, Freeman EMEA for the past 2 years and now, we are partnering with the US branch of the Freeman company. Freeman is the world’s leading live event and brand experience company. Waverley is working on an online floor plan management program for event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees. You can read more about the project and the role that Waverley is playing in the case study.

Technologies: React + React Hooks

Team: Viktor Tsimbal, Olesia Makarenko

Waverley In Press

Growing the Company, Growing with the Company — Interview with Mike Laptiev, QA Manager at Waverley Software

Having Mike Laptyev on the team since the very beginning of Waverley Ukraine, we interviewed him about his journey at the company, how Waverley Ukraine felt 8 years ago and how it feels now.
Enjoy the full interview on Medium now and don’t hesitate to give it your applause and follow us if you like it.

Announcements: Pay Attention!

Happened In January

Year-Closing Party in Waverley Vietnam

You probably know that Vietnam celebrates New Year not on January 1st, but at the end of January or the beginning of February and it is called Tet. Tet holiday – Vietnamese Lunar New Year or simply Tet Vietnam is the most significant festival in the country. As a result of being calculated by the lunar calendar, the Tet festival often occurs at the end of January or the beginning of February, which is later than New Year’s Day. As the longest Vietnam holiday, Tet festival 2021 is on February 12th.

Before Tet Waverley Vietnam celebrates its year-end party. This year it was very successful, everyone was very happy. Especially this year, the staff practiced the performing arts activities to make the party become lively and demonstrated the solidarity spirit of Waverley Software Vietnam.

Announcements: Pay Attention!

IoT TechWave

An open online event with Serhii Korol is taking place next month. The topic of the event is “Building An Offline Voice Assistant – My Experience.

If you wonder how to build a fully offline voice assistant to control your home devices, this talk will give you a brief introduction to common requirements, tasks and challenges. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Reinventing the wheel: common considerations on why do we need an offline voice control.
  • Infrastructure setup: microphone arrays, ASR / NLP server, device controllers, communication layer.
  • ReSpeaker Core V2 and Matrix Voice microphone arrays overview
  • .What do we need to know about input audio stream pre-processing? Is there anything available out of the box?
  • Server-side hardware and software setup challenges, GPU-acceleration.
  • How to reduce the overall latency to make devices more responsive?
  • ASR / NLU challenges or how to make sure your voice assistant understands what you say?

Follow the news, we are announcing the date of the event soon! The event is free. You are welcome to invite your friends to join and share the event in Social Media.

Make an impact at Waverley by getting involved!

Attention-Attention! You’ve probably noticed that Waverley is growing fast recently. There are open positions that need to be filled and many interesting projects that are coming up in the sales pipeline. All Waverley development centers across the globe (Ukraine, Vietnam and Bolivia) are growing their teams in order to help deliver products for clients that make an impact.

All of you are a part of this amazing journey. Waverley team members often ask how they can get what else they can do to support the company. To answer that question, we’ve prepared a list of a few actions that have big effects on the company.

  • Recommend a friend to work at Waverley. You should already know how to refer people and, as you probably know, you will be rewarded with 4 extra value points for doing so.
  • Repost open Waverley positions on social media. To do this, you can send a link of the open position from our website, or make a repost of one of our posts from social media. Make sure not to miss any important company news or information – follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin.
  • Rate Waverley on Google and leave your honest feedback. Our Google Business profile appears when people google our company name, so what they see makes their first impression about the company. Feel free to leave your review here:Waverley Kharkiv, Waverley Lviv.
  • Rate the company on DOU and leave some feedback on why you think Waverley is a special company to work for. Dou.ua posts annual ratings based on the feedback from companies’ team members. Companies with the best ratings get more visibility on the platform and have the chance to be seen by more potential candidates.
  • Leave your feedback on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. Glassdoor’s system is very similar to DOU. The main difference is that all feedback should be posted in English there. Our customers from all over the world use this platform to learn about Waverley’s company culture and how the company treats its team members.
  • Write an article for the Waverley Blog or for our Medium. Every piece of content matters. It helps our potential clients find our website on Google when they search certain keywords. That helps us bring in even more new clients. Check this file to find out how you can contribute and earn a few value points for your post.
  • Speak at external events and meetups. Share knowledge and let your audience know what it’s like working at Waverley. They might end up even start working on a team with you someday.
  • Use hashtag #workatwaverley on social media when you post something related to your work. Tag @waverleyukraine in your Instagram Stories. Let the world know what it’s like being a part of Waverley!

If you have any questions or suggestions, reach out to Olga Kashuba at the Marketing Department. Anything is possible with your help! We really appreciate it!

Saint Valentine’s Day

On this very special day we would like to remind you that you can show your respect and love to your colleagues: fill in the Thank You form and they will get a sweet delicious gift from you.

Let the love be with you!