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Core Week brings Nitoreans together  

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Janne Järvinen
People partner

Janne Järvinen is Nitor’s People Partner with a background in social and educational sciences. He has experience in building and developing IT companies and teams in Finland and other countries in Northern Europe.

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May 24, 2021 · 1 min read time

At Nitor, we all have the privilege to use 10 % of our work time for our own projects. That’s what we call Nitor Core. However, sometimes it just takes up too much energy to find that time in the busy calendar. Core Week to the rescue: a week to celebrate and use Core time together. 

Nitor’s  Core Week has at least two aims: to offer a point in time for Core projects, and to make it easier to find participants for ongoing projects. Especially now that we all work remotely, it also has the power to make Nitor Core a social event.  

During the Core Week, everyone can work on their own projects alone or together with colleagues. However, there are also a bunch of themes available for anyone still puzzling over to find what they would like to learn or try. 

Here are some topics that we’ll be diving into this Core Week: 

  • Multimodal UIs.

    During the Core Week multimodal (voice, visual and haptic) UIs can be developed using cloud services and software provided by our partner Speechly - a Finnish voice recognition startup.  

  • Accessibility.

    A broad theme with something for everyone, from coder to designer, newbie to pro. Accessibility in website design has been a hot topic already for some time. 

  • Nitor’s assets.

    The stack behind Nitor.com can be explored by interested Nitoreans as new features will be implemented. Also, a chance to familiarize oneself with nFlow, the back-end framework developed by Nitoreans, will be available. 

  • Culture & people.

    Not all Core projects are about coding or design. Also, things related to our culture and people can be developed together. At the moment, we’re looking into polishing our Culture Manifesto and making our peer support system Kamu’s statistics more accessible.  

Nitor Core can take as many forms as there are employees at Nitor (nearly 200 by the way!) but if you’d like to read about a couple of examples, check out Annika’s Sourdough IoT project and Timo’s office tracker. Happy Core Week y'all!

Written by

Janne Järvinen
People partner

Janne Järvinen is Nitor’s People Partner with a background in social and educational sciences. He has experience in building and developing IT companies and teams in Finland and other countries in Northern Europe.