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Introduction to FedEx Days at Ambientia

Henri Sora's presentation about FedEx Days at Ambientia.

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Introduction to FedEx Days at Ambientia

  1. 1. Introduction to FedEx Days Henri Sora; Director, Technology and Services
  2. 2. Ambientia - Digital Business Awareness
  3. 3. CLIENT | Myllyn Paras Ambientia designs and implements non-trivial web applications, internal web communities (intranet-replacements), business applications and offers comprehensive services. AMBIENTIA CLIENT | Myllyn Paras
  4. 4. ASIAKAS | Stockmann HISTORY 1996 Company is founded as Ambient Factor 2000 Acquisition of Kotisivutehdas 2006 Helsinki office opens 2004 Tampere office opens 2005 Ambientia acquires and Codezilla 2001 Company name is changed to Ambientia when it moves to it’s new office 2008 Turku office opens and Ambientia becomes a corporation 2010 Stockholm office opens and partnership with Liferay starts 2009 Leading Wiki Solution provider in Finland 2011 Ambientia among the ten most important Wiki Partners in the world
  5. 5. Finland: Helsinki | Hämeenlinna | Joensuu | Tampere | Turku Sweden: Stockholm Operating since 1996 | 76 employees Credit classification: AAA (D&B), Rating Alfa Owned by key personnel Among the top 50 growing technology companies in Finland Turnover of approximately 5 million euros CLIENT | Parliament of Finland TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS FACTS
  6. 6. Henri Sora <ul><li>© Sofia Nordström </li></ul><ul><li>Ambientia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Technology and Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Member </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Labrox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman of the Board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Father of three children (5y, 2.5y and 1d) </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sailing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kayaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bicycling </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Google’s 20 % time </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Mike’s idea at Atlassian </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Atlassian as a company </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Atlassian values </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Atlassian values </li></ul>FedEx Days
  11. 11. <ul><li>Some background about motivation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Motivation 1.0
  13. 13. Motivation 2.0: Taylor & Manage
  14. 14. Motivation 2.0: Money
  15. 15. Motivation 3.0 Work is fulfilling
  16. 16. Motivation 3.0 Work is fulfilling
  17. 17. <ul><li>Goals at Ambientia </li></ul>
  18. 18. Goals at Ambientia <ul><li>Flow@Work </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to experiment with personal ideas gathered during the coding sprints </li></ul><ul><li>More freedom to innovate without management approval </li></ul><ul><li>To show our lead in management innovation and in flow centric workplace </li></ul>
  19. 19. Let’s Play!
  20. 20. <ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Technique </li></ul><ul><li>Team </li></ul>4 T’s of Freedom during a FedEx It is up to you to whom you play with.
  21. 21. <ul><li>Practicalities </li></ul>
  22. 22. Preparation for a FedEx Day
  23. 23. The FedEx Day <ul><li>Thursday at 12:00 – Brief introduction and coding starts </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday at ~17:00 – Ambientia provides coding lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday night – Eager people code away </li></ul><ul><li>Friday at 12:00 – Each member presents their work </li></ul><ul><li>Fri to Mon – FedEx Day Vote is open on our Confluence </li></ul><ul><li>Mon – The winner is announced </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ok, do you have any results?
  25. 25. Categories people have selected <ul><li>Improvements and fixes to Liferay and Confluence </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Process and tool improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable templates for Liferay </li></ul>
  26. 26. FedEx III: Project archival plugin for Jira
  27. 27. FedEx V projects <ul><li>Liferay, Adding code generation scripts to Liferay development environment </li></ul><ul><li>Liferay, Improve Image Gallery to match Ambientia Content Manager’s features </li></ul><ul><li>JBoss SOA Platform, Expose monitoring interfaces to BaseN Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Liferay, Extending Alloy UI Tag library </li></ul><ul><li>Liferay, Templates Based on Responsive Design Principles </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>How does it feel? </li></ul>
  29. 29. FedEx I
  30. 30. FedEx I
  31. 31. FedEx V @Joensuu
  32. 32. FedEx V @ Joensuu Winner
  33. 34. Questions? <ul><li>Twitter: henrisora & </li></ul>
  34. 35. Further reading <ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Ambientia’s blog at </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Pink at </li></ul><ul><li>Atlassian, FedEx Day FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Pink: “ Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us ” </li></ul><ul><li>Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “ Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience ” </li></ul><ul><li>Ressler & Thompson: “ Why Work Sucks And How To Fix It ” </li></ul>