Welcome to my first of, hopefully, many blog posts!
In the months to come I’ll summarise my week in text, what challenges the team is facing, general activities and more. Since it happen to be Friday when writing my first post i thought it would be a great opportunity to tell you about dress code at Scania.
You might have seen the featured image of this post, a bow-tie. A fellow colleague of mine started the tradition of “Bow-tie Friday” or in Swedish “Flugfredag”, to spice up the end of the week. This seemed like a fun tradition which led me to wear a bow-tie, every Friday, since the week I started at Scania. My colleague left me for another team after 2 weeks, which made me the sole bow-tie wearer at our office for almost 1 ½ years, however, I’ve now been joined by 2 new brave souls that, together with me, carry on the tradition.
Of course this is not the general dress code at Scania. Here you are free to wear almost whatever you want, everything from a t-shirt and shorts or regular pants to a full fledged suit, it’s all up to you what you feel comfortable with wearing. But I would recommend you to try out something fun as we are doing here in our team, I promise you will only get positive comments of your newly, and temporary, acquired fashion statement.
I would also like to take the opportunity to mention an event our department is hosting in Kungsträdgården this Monday, 28/5, at 11:00 to 19:00. This is a great opportunity to meet me and my colleagues, try out to sit in the cabin of a real Scania truck, see what our VR department is up to and maybe sign up for a speed date for a chance of an intervjue at Scania! We will also have demos and a code challenge for the chance of winning a day at Scanias test track and drive a 60 ton truck! We are foremost looking for senior developers but, of course, everyone are welcome!
Thank you for starting this journey with me, I hope it will give you insight in to what I and my team is doing at Scania!
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