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15 great podcasts for designers and developers

Posted 2019-10-15 — 7 min read
Fed up with trashy tv? Or maybe your eyes are tired from looking at a screen all day? Here's The Hitchhiker's Guide to Podcasts! This list is great for both developers and designers or if you are just interested in tech stuff. Development ShopTalk…

Machine Learning Master's Thesis

Posted 2019-10-01 — 2 min read
After spending a summer as an intern in Telia Norway, I very quickly understood the impact of the company on the telecommunication industry in Scandinavia and the great things the company is set to achieve. For this reason, I hoped very much to get a…

Dev happiness fika

Posted 2019-09-27 — 4 min read
What defines a good work environment for developers? Is it that sharing and learning are encouraged? Or that there is time for pair programming? Full autonomous teams? Kickoffs and beer brewing? Or maybe ping-pong tables and a barista? There are…

Learning Fridays: Making the time to learn and improve

Posted 2019-09-23 — 4 min read
We devote the last day of each month purely to learning - every techie is highly encouraged and expected to spend the time becoming better at her job by practicing her skill and learning new things. We read books, watch talks, go through on-line…

Summer interns 2019

Posted 2019-08-27 — 5 min read
Telia Norway's IT division had summer interns for the first time this summer. 10 students got placed into some of our teams and worked alongside us from mid-june to the end of august. For the students it was an opportunity to learn how it's like to…

First Full Stack Feast, Telia Internal Conference

Posted 2019-03-29 — 6 min read
Full Stack Feast is an internal mini conference in Telia Norway, that aims to bring together developers, designers, product owners and anyone else involved in software engineering in our company. To accomplish this, we want to cover a broad range of…

React & JavaScript Workshop

Posted 2019-02-08 — 6 min read
This is a short summery about the engineering workshop in UiT university. Motivation We, at Telia, are encouraged to share our knowledge and contribute to the community. One of the main contributions we believe in is to help students find their…

Today we write the legacy code of tomorrow

Posted 2016-07-20 — 3 min read
Our code is a mess. And that is the way it should be. No matter how good code we write today, it will need to be fixed tomorrow. Our understanding of the business domain evolves, the business processes and needs themselves evolve, the technical tools…

Why we practice fronted-first design (instead of API-first)

Posted 2015-12-05 — 1 min read
Alex has introduced us to the idea of front-end first design: You start by creating the front-end (browser) code. As you discover data or API calls that you need, you mock them. When the UI stabilizes, you use the mocked APIs and data to create the…

Moving Too Fast For UX? Genuine Needs, Wrong Solutions

Posted 2015-11-12 — 1 min read
Our UX designer and interaction specialist – a wonderful guy – has shocked us today by telling us that we (the developers) are moving too fast. He needs more time to do proper user experience and interface design – talk to real users, collect…

Introducing the Series Nettbutikk Team's Experiences and Experiments

Posted 2015-11-02 — 3 min read
A part of the series Nettbutikk Team's Experiences and Experiments We are starting a new blog series tracking the experiences and (process) experiments of the team behind nettbutikk.netcom.no. This is the best product development process and team I…

Nettbutikk: The No Status Standup Experiment

Posted 2015-11-01 — 1 min read
A part of the series Nettbutikk Team's Experiences and Experiments The Nettbutikk team likes to challenge all established truths. Jakob Lind has come with with an excellent question: do we need standups? Do we all need to stand in front of our Kanban…

Upgrade or not to upgrade? The eternal dilemma

Posted 2015-10-20 — 2 min read
A part of the series Nettbutikk Team's Experiences and Experiments Handling dependencies is one of important challenges in any software project - and especially in the fast-moving JavaScript world. Our Nettbutikk team just had a heated discussion…

Afternoon Hack

Posted 2015-10-19 — 4 min read
A few thursdays ago we arranged our very first hack day at Telia. The event was attended by 15 people, forming 5 different teams. Snacks and drinks were on the house. Pizza was served to the hungry late stayers. But most importantly: During the day…