2016-12-07, Geretsried, Germany: We feel honored by the visit of the Mayor of Geretsried Michael Müller and the Director of Economic Affairs Annette Hilpert. A whole morning we exchanged views and experiences concerning economy worldwide and local as well as sociopolitical subjects. The Managing Directors Karlheinz Kellerer and Martina Schmid presented QF-test and the special company philosophy around the quality issue. We discovered an unexpected technical overlap in the former professional field of the mayor who had been responsible for the IT of the Bavarian State Lottery. Mrs Hilpert faces the lack of specialists which is lamented by both parties by promising initiatives like job speed dating… Of course we had to visit our most important “employee”, the soccer table.
2016-12-02 - 2016-12-03, Leipzig, Germany: Die christmas event of QFS took place in Leipzig this year. After the work was done, we were invited to a panorama view at night over the city. Afterwards we visited our Leipzig colleagues in their office - also to a kicker match "Munich against Leipzig" analogous to the Bundesligaspitzenspiel. We had Spanish specialties for Christmas dinner and the evening ended with darts and billiards.
The next morning we explored Leipzig-Plagwitz in an extensive feast day tour, before the Geretsried colleagues made the 6-hour return journey by train.
2016-10-13 - 2016-10-15, Leipzig, Germany: Mid October the Open Space Developer Conference took place. Our colleagues from Leipzig took part in this event as audience and hosted two sessions. Although the technical focus was on .NET it was an enrichment and an interesting view beyond the (Java and Web GUI-)horizon. QF-Test for .NETnet and windows is planned on our QFS roadmap for 2018.
2016-07-04 - 2016-07-24, Geretsried and Leipzig, Germany - Since the 4th of July the QFS team is collecting cycling kilometers. Almost all colleagues are registrated and they are writing down their covered distance by bike online every evening during the next three weeks. With, Naviki, a route planner, the kilometers and with a conversion table the actual patrol and money savings because of riding the bike instead of taking the car are calculated. The overview of covered distance by person is motivating, some colleagues even become ambitious in this "competition". Everybody who takes part in this event is not just protecting our climate and doing something for health but also can benefit from discounts in local restaurants and bicycle shops.
2016-06-10, Landhauscafé, Wolfratshausen and Deininger Weiher, Germany – All employees of Quality First Software took part in the cross culture workshop „Intercultural Basics” of the Cross Culture Academy. The QFS customers from different cultural areas were differentiated by “culture dimensions” that are relevant for business context. The goal was talking about the different behavior and communication patterns of the countries and defining possible interaction and action strategies. Dr. Sylvia Schroll-Machl discussed our concrete problems and illustrated her explainings with a large number of examples. The cultural mirror was held up to us and had some aha experiences, for example how we seem as “Germans”.
This intercultural day was very enriching for the whole team. QFS rounded off this exciting day full of ideas for further international cooperation with the summer event at the sunny Deininger Weiher.
2016-06-08, Geretsried, Germany – Traditionally, some of the QFS employees and their family members took part in the 10th company run of the Business Forum Oberland. Who was not running on the track was supporting with loud cheers in the audience, as a photographer, cloths guarding, table squatters or beer- and pretzel bringer.
The colleagues from Leipzig were also actively involved, although the much more exciting company run in Leipzig with 12,000 participants took place at the same time.
The weather gods smiled on the runners - interrupted the continuous rain for an hour - but less well with the organizers - "drowned" party with music and celebrities afterwards.
2016-04-20, Olympic site - Munich Germany. The staff of QFS was invited on the Olympic roof in Munich by Martina and Gregor Schmid in occasion of their birthdays.
After a short film about the stadium and its impressive tent roof the courageous QFS employees climbed on the roof of the Olympic Stadium. The sun was shining bright. All of us - well safeguarded – enjoyed the view over Munich and this special Olympic city tour. We brought this wonderful excursion day to a close in the beer garden that is at the foot of the Olympic Tower.
2016-08-01, Geretsried, Germany - A healthy new year, thank you for your trust and loyalty over the past year and we hope you had a relaxing Christmas season.
Do you have any resolutions for 2016? A nice one might be to increase the fun when working with QF-Test :-). For this Martin Moser offers on 1st and 2nd February already the opportunity by his special webinars for scripting languages Jython and Groovy (advanced users).
The session is going to last 1.5 hours and costs 100 € per participant. For reservations or further information please contact us via webinar@ or +49 8171 386 48-0. qfs.de