在Centric，我们热爱技术和创新. At CampIO, we get to flex our inventive muscles and showcase our best and most creative ideas. 以下是CampIO 2021年的回顾.
How do apps trick us into doing things we didn’t mean to do? 举重怎么样 软件交付? 虚拟现实如何帮助Centric的员工?
These are just a few of the questions answered at this year’s CampIO, Centric’s annual get-together for technologists and anyone passionate about tech.
“The best business outcomes happen when account managers and partners attend, 但任何人都可以成为CampIO的一员,首席建筑师和CampIO组织者说 肖恩·华莱士. “You never know when someone will see a new technological approach that they can use to solve their client’s problem.”
事实上, 在过去的几年里, CampIO已经推出了十几项技术, 其中许多成为了为Centric客户提供的产品. 其中一些已经成为了Centric的日常用语.
“区块链, 机器学习 (ML), 云 and Ruby are some things that employees first experienced at Camp IO,” Shawn said. “Even some of the more fun things — like software that helps you have a better beer-drinking experience, or a robot that can shoot paintballs at deer in your back yard — actually have business applications.”
全国技术服务线路领先 迈克布兰南 and two former Centric employees started CampIO in 2010. Traditionally, it takes place the day before the Centric Summer Meeting. But like everything else, the pandemic forced the CampIO team to be agile and adjust their routine. 过去两年，CampIO一直是虚拟的.
“CampIO is one of my favorite days of the Centric year,” said Principal 架构师 and 2021 CampIO host Eric Galluzzo. “Centric loves to invest in its people and its culture, and CampIO is a fantastic way of doing that. We want to keep making CampIO bigger and better, and we want to try new things.”
CampIO的追求 创新, 学习, 交互, and practice for presenters continued unabated in 2020 and 2021, 即使格式改变了.
我希望我们能当面去，但是 微软团队 这样我们就能迅速转移注意力，”肖恩说. “We used Teams to reach out to people for abstracts for the CampIO Planning Committee to consider. 因为我们的空间没有那么有限, we didn’t have to turn anyone away who wanted to be there in person.”
Erynn Truex, Centric’s Learning Manager and a former member of the 哥伦布 operating group, adds that the virtual format has other advantages, too. She has served as the producer for CampIO for the past several years, doing all the backstage work necessary to make it go smoothly.
“One benefit was the ability to record the talks and put them out there on [our 学习 platform] for everyone to experience at their leisure,”Erynn说. “我们现在也有成绩单, and the chat that runs alongside the meeting provides opportunities for participants to exchange ideas and have some fun.”
Eric, a CampIO veteran, won the award for Best CampIO Presentation each year from 2014-15. His winning entries alone demonstrate the breadth and tone of CampIO: From his 2014 presentation that led to Centric’s first hackathons to “5 ½ Types of Developers” and “Teach Your Computer to Think in 100,000年简单的步骤,” they show that CampIO is equal parts technology and fun.
This year, two presenters shared the Best Presentation honors. 架构师 吉姆福尔摩斯 won for his presentation on “Odd Parallels between Weightlifting and Software Delivery.“这是一个任何人都能欣赏的作品. 对于更专业的人来说, Principal 架构师 Donnie Kerr showed how he uses technologies such as 微软 HoloLens 2, Azure, Amazon Alexa and Litmus Edge VM to explore “数字 Experiences at the Edge.”
But whether for general or technical audiences, CampIO’s message is the same. “If you just graduated from college or have been at Centric for 30 years, you can change how Centric embraces tech by speaking at CampIO,”埃里克说.
“CampIO帮助我们 提供无与伦比的经历 为了我们的客户，也为了彼此, which makes Centric’s technology community more valuable to the company,”肖恩解释说. “我们在Centric内部是一个相对较小的组织, and we have a different way of presenting and understanding information. This is the only time of the year we can get together with ourselves and other employees to geek out over stuff other people interested in technology will geek out over.”
And for Erynn, CampIO has lasting value for Centric’s customers, too.
“CampIO is irreplaceable in the fabric of our culture,” she said. “任何人都可以成为其中的一份子, and it might lead to a client engagement that lasts for six months or six years. 每年我们都对CampIO的成果感到惊讶!”