Programming the future: The American School of Madrid visits Stratio
On March 22nd, at Stratio we received the visit of the Programming Class, between the ages of 12 and 13, from The American School of Madrid. Our mission was to show these future programmers around our offices, offer insight of what it is like to work in an IT Company, and share our culture and our values. At the end of the visit, we gifted them with notebooks, pins, and gave them tips on how to become the next stratian.
During the hour the students were here, we wanted to highlight the values that are important to us, show them our open office concept (special mention to our ping-pongers), our Gamification board and give them the chance to understand what it means and feels like to be a stratian, that includes being attacked by Nerf guns, thank you Systems team!
Our event ambassadors were Thais Herrera, who showed them the ins and outs of our culture and gave them an interactive tour of the office. Patri Parreira and Dani Carroza, in charge of explaining what agility is through a simple hands-on exercise and Raul de la Fuente who told them what big data is and gave them advice on how to develop their technological careers.
All in all, the tour was a success, for instance, at the beginning of the visit only one student wanted to be a programmer and by the end of the visit, half of the class wanted to be one!
But don’t take our word for it, here is what the class wrote about their visit:
- Stratio: Awesome!
The three main reasons why: 1. Everyone is nice. 2. It’s my kind of place. 3. It looks really fun!
While I was at Stratio, the first thing I saw was a nerf war! I saw people shooting nerf guns while they work! While we were walking I saw a ping pong table and two people playing on it. And while we were there I saw an arcade box and decided to try it. I needed a euro but it was still cool to know they have one. While I was walking to a room for a presentation, I saw a guy that was in the nerf war. I said “the war has stopped now, but it shall come again,” and when I said that he gave me a pokeball. I looked at him and said “thanks!” And at the end of the presentation I told them “when I grow up, I want to work here,” and the guide told me she would tell the other people that i’m one of the top people to talk to. Overall it was by far my favourite field trip ever!
- Stratio was really interesting. I liked how the office was set up and how they organized how the people work. They give English classes in the office and everyone seemed really nice and happy to be working there.
- Stratio really seemed like a place I would want to work. It was interesting learning about AI and to see were I could possibly work if I study programming.