Deep3 Together as a team for a successful year

by Lydia Kennedy

In the spirit of our 'Your challenges. Solved together' ethos, we recently took the opportunity to bring all the hardworking members of the Deep3® team together for a varied and motivational event we've called "Deep3 Together". This was a day of technology, togetherness and inspiration, where we could showcase our plans for the business this year, and share highlights from our current projects with lightning talks and workshops. Plus, of course, the chance to unwind at the end of a productive day with a drink or two!

When it comes to motivational speaking, you'd be hard pushed to find someone more inspirational than Ann Daniels. The former bank manager and mother of four-turned-polar explorer was a member of the first all-women team to complete an expedition to both the North Pole and South Pole.

Ann kicked off Deep3 Together by telling us about how she managed to complete a challenge most of us could only dream of. Her presentation on leadership and teamwork gave us plenty to take away and use in the technical (and only marginally less dangerous!) world of software engineering. Namely, that we all have the resilience within ourselves to overcome our own challenges, but it's when we work together when we create real success.

Our CEO, Richard Yorke, and COO Paul Boardman, had the unenviable task of following Ann. They brought us closer to home than the North Pole, to share the highlights of the year, and some of the values most important to us at Deep3®.

It's been an incredible 12 months here, and we are deservedly proud of the combined achievements of Deep3®'s great community of people. In this time, we've introduced 13 new employees to the team, experienced a 33% increase in growth, successfully delivered 11 projects and forged great relationships with many new partners and customers. We expect the next 12 months to be equally exciting, with plans for more recruitment and the formation of many new opportunities over the coming year.

Elsewhere, our experts hosted three sessions to highlight how our technical community encompasses collaboration in its truest form. These technology workshops covered Elastic Controls measures for when you are scaling cloud capacity; Delivery Processes to enhance DevOps engineering practices; and a look at the most critical web application security risks with our OWASP Top Ten.

Deep3 Together was also an opportunity for us to run a number of Lightning Talks. These concise presentations are popular all over our industry as great ways to engage and share information in just a few minutes. Here, our people shared their wisdom on several topics they are passionate about. These included Scaled Agile, Advent of Code, React Common Code, Security Testing, GraphQL and Driving Adoption.

After this intensive but interesting bout of learning, we rounded off the day with an informal 'Ask Me Anything' session with our directors. Suitably relaxed by a beer and few slices of pizza, our leaders were happy to field questions about the future of the company, and even some of their favourite driving tunes!

Deep3 Together was a fantastic day where we were reminded not only of how great our committed community is, but also how our approach to collaborative teamwork is taking the company to new heights. We plan to keep hosting these days for our people to ensure our principles of collaboration and innovation remain at our core as we grow. In fact, we’re already looking forward to the next one!

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