Intive-FDV Blog
Intive-FDV's blog emerges as a space for spreading and discussing the knowledge that our staff creates, circulates and regenerates in the corridors of the company and in instances of collective production such as our technologies' teams. It's a place of divulgation but above all, of autonomy, collaboration and creativity. We invite you to explore it and -through reading and comment exchange- be part of it. Welcome!

Python for Non-Programmers

Those of you with some programming experience know that developers spend much of their time reading code rather than writing it, and that they usually have short, rush delivery times to finish a product or feature. Python is the solution to this: it...

Why Study Programming?

When Minesweeper was a popular computer game and monitors weighed more than 5 kg, my grandma insisted that the only truly perfect thing in the world was a computer, “because computers never make mistakes, they are logical”. There was something...

Typescript: Love at First Line of Code 

We had a huge project in our hands. The team was growing day by day and the code in Javascript looked unmanageable: there were folders and more folders of untyped code. We didn’t know how to scale up, nor how to integrate all the developers that...

Preparing our Meetup: The Testing Universe

We’re growing as a company, not just in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of talent. That’s why we recently held the first in-house quality meetup to discuss relevant, current topics in the testing universe. It was delivered by our...

Go, go, go! Golang

Golang, the programming language developed by Google, was officially launched in 2011 but has gained popularity only recently. It’s a modern language that adapts to each Internet capacity and speed, and is optimized to enable thousands of users to...

7 non-obvious trends in 2019

This year we’ve attended SXSW. Well, actually Mariana did, and came back amazed by some of the sessions. One of them was the one performed by Rohit Bhargava, marketing expert and trend curator. In this opportunity Rohit talked about non-obvious...

Google and the Gamer’s Dream

As gamer, could you imagine having all the games you ever dreamed of available in one place? Suppose you could play Assassin’s Creed or Doom Eternal in 4K streaming, 60 frames per second with HDR compatibility. Can you imagine? If you live in...

Improving the User Experience of State Services

While more and more companies are beginning to understand the importance of designing based on the user experience, the public sector lags behind. That’s a source of concern for two reasons. One is that the digital services provided by the state...

The Utopia of Single-State Applications

The cliché that goes “If you have to force it, leave it” is also applicable in Systems Engineering, with a more technical than philosophical sense. Seriously though, how often have you spent hours wondering if your application justified a single...

What is Human Centered Design?

People will embrace your ideas when you design from their perspective. That’s what Human Centered Design pursuits. Also referred to as “participatory design”, this kind of approach focus on final users needs, behaviors, feelings, thinking and...

CES and our top 10 mind-blowing devices

CES 2019 wrapped up a few weeks ago with, as always, some mind-blowing gadgets. It came to our knowledge that there was a little commotion related to a gender-gap matter, but case aside, this year brought us at least 4 out of 9 speakers that were...

“Women can’t code”

The first computer to be assembled in an Argentinian university, called Clementina, was operational on May 15th, 1961 at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (UBA). It was a Mercury computer, built by Ferranti. In...

A Year of 365 New Opportunities

“2018 was overwhelming and full of new challenges, but also of new opportunities worldwide,” says Andrés Vior, CEO at intive-FDV, during an interview to discuss the year’s balance. The team saw an increase of almost 40% between January and June of...

Our experience at Sitecore Symposium

User experience is at the core of the Sitecore platform. As Maru explained, “The customer’s needs are connected and addressed by the platform’s various tools for e-commerce, e-mail marketing, automation, web content optimization, etc.” That was why...

FemIT Conf 2018

November 17th 2018 marked the 1st birthday of LasDeSistemas, “the IT girls” community. We thought that the best way to celebrate it was to honor one of our goals: visibility. We spent the two previous months organizing the birthday event, which...

Design Thinking: Ideation

In another chapter of the series on Design Thinking applied to internal communications, we will discuss the ideation stage. The Ideation Stage This is the third stage of the process, in which ideas begin to take shape. Based on the information...

Resources and Practices for Learning Languages

There are many ideas around learning a new language. “What’s the purpose of studying a language that isn’t useful for business?” “English is the only language you need to know” “It’s hard to learn a new language” “Are you bilingual yet?” Depending...

Design Thinking: Ideation

In another chapter of the series on Design Thinking applied to internal communications, we will discuss the ideation stage. The Ideation Stage This is the third stage of the process, in which ideas begin to take shape. Based on the information...

Hacking the brain

We work in a very competitive industry where tight deadlines, high complexity and continuous learning are the norm. Also, our work is 99% mental and 1% physical, and the physical part is just typing on a keyboard. This can lead to stressful...

Retro with fishbowl

Career paths are unpredictable. I’m a Tech Lead. My cup if tea is the technical side of things, algorithms, development processes…However, I always end up talking and writing about agility. Maybe it’s because agility is a central...

A meetup of Phyton enthusiasts

Founded by nine partners, today the Argentina Python Association (PyAr) seeks to make its community known to a wider audience. Federalism is part of their spirit. For that reason, they came to our former offices in Belgrano Av. (spoiler alert! We...