After an unfortunately lengthy pause due to the pandemic, we finally organized our long-awaited 8th Intern Bootcamp. It didn’t last long until we realized how much we missed meeting the young and talented people of our community and working with them side by side on various projects to discover the brilliant new minds to join the Atolye15 Team.
The event took place at İzmir Originn with the participation of 50 aspiring developers, UI/UX designers, and project managers. As always, we started off by informing our future interns more about our team as well as the frontend, backend, design, and PM projects they would work on at the Bootcamp. Then we carefully observed each candidate to be able to spot the exceptional talent that would be the right fit for us. Because at Atolye15, we don’t accept interns to make photocopies and coffee. We accept them so that they can prepare for the A-team and properly learn the job by directly getting involved in projects.
In the end, we finally discovered the talented young intern we’d been looking for, which was an exciting moment for all of us. Because we don’t view an internship as a temporary process. We look at it as an opportunity to form a long-term collaboration for years to come.
Together as a team, we love unearthing the exceptional talents in our community and giving them new opportunities to improve their capabilities further. So, with that idea in mind, we organized our first-ever Coding Challenge at our headquarters in İzmir. And we decided to send the winner all the way to Amsterdam to attend Europe’s biggest Java Script conference, the great JS Nation!
At our 7th Intern Bootcamp, we got together with the young talents of our community once again and had a day full of workshops where we shared our years’ worth of know-how, helped our future interns tackle various tasks, and got the chance to meet these aspiring developers, designers, and project managers on a more personal level. With more than 400 applications received, this year’s Bootcamp drew great interest within our ecosystem. However, we could only narrow it down to 40 to join us at this event. No matter how much we’d like to meet everyone, we only want to have a small circle of candidates we’re capable of managing.
Every year, we organize end-of-year kickoff events where we talk business and enjoy each other’s company in the most relaxing settings. This year too, we rallied our team to bid farewell to the past year and set the tone for the upcoming one. But we didn’t want to do it in our office or through our screens virtually. So instead, we chose a winery!
Each Intern Bootcamp we organize attracts a great deal of attention from young and brilliant minds in pursuit of showcasing their talents to become a part of the Atolye15 team. And the 6th one of these much-anticipated community events was no exception either. With 50 attendees who were carefully chosen out of more than 500 applicants, our 6th Intern Bootcamp hosted a total of 4 workshops. And during these workshops, our team guided the attendees and meticulously took note of how they worked as they completed their projects.