Xiamen, home of most developers
Xiamen is after Fuzhou and with more than 4 million inhabitants, the largest city in the province of Fujian and located on an island off the southeast coast of China. Since the opening in 2005, the office moved for the third time a year ago. From an old villa in the center, to the software park on the island, to software park phase 3 on the mainland. Since 2014, an area of almost 12 square kilometers has been developed into a residential/ work area for more than 200,000 people. At a rapid pace, offices, apartments, shopping centers, hotels and metro lines are being built here.
This hypermodern office is the place where the development of all business applications takes place. Every day, the developers have contact with the project managers in the Netherlands for the technical implementation. Via Zoom and Slack the daily stand-ups are held and longer-lasting refinement sessions are completed. Sometimes, 8 teams hold their stand-up at the same time and it is very hectic at the different locations.
Regularly 6 time zones are crossed to meet each other face-to-face. Also then we work hard, but we also have a lot of fun: during lunch a game of table football is therefore a part of the regular ritual. And there are always a few colleagues who join in the evening for a dinner in a local restaurant, a game of pool (billiard) or a nightcap in a karaoke bar.