Techorama Impressions – ICodeFactory

Techorama is a yearly international technology conference, which takes place in Antwerp, Belgium. This year, after successful editions in Belgium, Techorama spread to the Netherlands. The conference was hosted in the charming city of Ede, known as the happiest Dutch town.

Techorama conference was held on October 2-3, with pre-conference workshops organized on October 1, 2018. These workshops were a great opportunity to get a hands-on learning experience. The venue itself was very convenient for the event. Overall, the organization of the event was impeccable.

The first edition of Techorama Netherlands gathered 75 speakers and 1100 attendees. The participants were mainly developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals. Experts such as Scott Guthrie, who opened the event with his keynote “Azure, The Intelligent Cloud”, managed to maintain audience engaged. We attended amazing lectures in the area of AI, Azure, Machine learning, SQL etc. The lectures in general were very useful and interesting. 

Beyond effective presentations and possibility to learn, benefits of the conference include networking. We are happy to share our expertise with professionals around the globe. We can say that Techorama is the perfect blend of expanding knowledge and having fun!

The ICodeFactory team had a great time at the conference. Attending this form of events is the ideal way to keep up with technological innovations. 

To sum up: excellent lectures, quality content, interesting speakers. 

One thing is for sure — Techorama, see you again next year!

Techorama, Techorama Netherlands, Techorama Belgium, Scott Guthrie, Pinal Dave, Donovan Brown


Accessibility – Usability for Everyone

“The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

In the decades that ICodeFactory has developed software products, the world of information technology has remarkably changed, making it possible for increasingly greater percentage of the population to use the power of technology. 

Countries worldwide started adopting newly created set of rules and guidelines for ensuring accessibility. 

The fundamental goal of the Web is to be accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight and cognitive ability. It can remove barriers in communication that many people face in the physical world. However, when websites or applications are designed inadequately, they can create obstacles in interaction and exclude people from using the Web. 

As enterprise software development service provider, we at ICodeFactory have gained expertise in adjusting web solutions to be compatible with assistive technology. 

Accessibility is essential for developers and organizations that want to create high quality software solutions, and not exclude people from using their products and services. In order to achieve that, companies need to adjust their services to the new standards.

Accessibility; ICodeFactory


Microlearning - The Future of Education

Education is a process that requires constant adjustments, in order to provide positive results. As a more recent learning strategy supported by the digital era, microlearning has gained a lot of attention. 

Microlearning represents focused, self-directed form of learning, with content delivered in small bursts.  With hectic everyday life, finding time for self-improvement may seem difficult. Everything is easier if divided into fragments. Brain can process information more effectively if they are brief and delivered to the learner at his request.

Microlearning provides various possibilities – from language learning to corporate training. It supports any form of learning content – from social media networks, quizzes and videos clips to presentations and book chapters. Moreover, it can be used anywhere – at home, in transportation, during coffee breaks. 

Microlearning; ICodeFactory

Gradually building skills is especially convenient for companies, which can educate team members in this manner, instead of exhausting eight-hour training. Searching for the solution of a working problem on the internet can also be considered as a type of microlearning. This is especially important due to a declining attention span, especially among the millennials. Training materials can be available online, interactive, constituted of 5-minute videos and tutorials. 

Some of the benefits of microlearning are:

  • Boost of motivation – employees work more efficiently;
  • Time saving – more time to focus on the projects; 
  • Immediate results – knowledge can be used instantly;
  • Budget friendly – most of the contents are free and available online;
  • Continuous updates – information change quickly, it is important to adapt;

Here, in ICodeFactory, we have organized learning in several different processes. We deliver full Microsoft Official training, our custom workshops, but also small lessons organized in a microlearning way. It is one of our favorite approaches that has delivered great results. 

How do you arrange your learning system?