What would be a suitable alternative to the cookie? The EU Parliament is increasingly focusing on data protection and the privacy of Internet users. The Süddeutsche Zeitung already wrote in 2017: "Media and advertising industry feel threatened." because with the cookie, potential customers could be lost. The knowledge and inspiration platform for the digital and marketing scene OMR also reported in its article Death of the Cookie in December 2019 that digital business models are facing dramatic challenges.
We are pleased to welcome another addition to our new developer team in Kiev: Yaroslav Sayenko will be responsible for our German and international customers and will be dedicated to the development of sophisticated web applications. The developer has two and a half years of professional experience and skills in jQuery, CSS and HTML. His greatest passion is single-page applications such as Vue.js and React.js.
Joining our Blackbit family, we introduce Vitalii Buga as the frontend developer of our new Ukrainian team. With a degree in computer science and several years of professional experience, the Ukrainian applies his extensive skills around web applications to frontend development. Vitalii's goal to make the user experience and its underlying functionality as user-friendly as possible finally brought him to the frontend.
In January 2020, we were able to recruit a site manager with extensive know-how for our first branch in Kiev: Alexander Strizhakov is the head of our staff in Kiev, coordinating the expansion of the team and managing it. The Ukrainian draws on his many years of experience as an account manager and risk manager. With his "nothing is impossible" attitude, problem solving is at the forefront of his mind. Alexander ensures that workflows are correct and run smoothly.
The bicycle and fitness retailer Fitstore24 operates not only a stationary trade but also an online store with an extensive range of bicycles and accessories as well as other articles related to fitness.
"The shortage of IT experts has long since affected not only the IT sector, but also the entire economy and also administration, public authorities and science," Bitkom President Achim Berg explained in the Handelsblatt of Nov. 28, 2019, adding that every unfilled position costs revenue, burdens innovative capacity and slows down digital transformation.
The largest cross-industry networker in the north, Hamburg@work | Digitalcluster.Hamburg, offers a platform where entrepreneurs, players and opinion leaders can exchange ideas on the topic of digitization. The aim is to think outside the box and address experiences, objectives and problems. To realize this online as well as onsite, Hamburg@work offers its members ticketing for various events. And this ticketing has undergone a transformation - naturally to offer members a more pleasant user experience.
The chemical laboratory CRB Analyse Service GmbH has been on a steady growth course for years and already successfully uses different digital marketing channels. In order to expand its target group, the Hardegg-based company now relied on TV advertising for the first time and commissioned Blackbit to create a commercial.
On 13 November, Emre Gül and Alexander Bretfeld from our office in the capital city went to the halls of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute at Salzufer Berlin in search of reinforcements for our team. After companies from the games and film/TV industries had presented themselves the day before, various companies from the advertising and digital industries were now allowed to present themselves at the Talent Festival of the media:net berlinbrandenburg network.
"In summer you do well and in winter it hurts [...]". And although summer is already over, the Blackbits dared to make Berlin unsafe in winter. After a fun bus or train ride and lunch together, the Blackbit team tried not to let the Berlin traffic get the better of them:
Since the beginning of October Jan Wieland supports us as Full Stack Developer. Since 1985, he has worked in almost every facet of IT. For example, he worked in IT support at TÜV or in PC production at Siemens. At Blackbit, the all-round developer uses his know-how in front-end and back-end development. In doing so, both the functionality in the backend and a user-friendly handling in the frontend are in the foreground for him.