More than 20 interested students from the University of Mainz and the Technical College Rhein Main attended this year's open house at AOE headquarters in Wiesbaden. Founder and CEO Kian Gould spent time with the guests to introduce AOE, discussed agile concepts and development methods and presented key references.
Afterwards, things got more specific: Scrum Master Thomas Layh and Product Owner Oliver Hoffmann-Vigneron explained the agile development method Scrum using the Connected Car (ConCar) project as an example. Developer Bastian Ike then showed how shop development and automated testing take place at AOE. The students were enthusiastic and eagerly asked questions.
Lukas Hück concluded the presentations with a practical example from the point-of-view of a student who describes his start at AOE as a full-time developer after his studies of media informatics at the Technical College RheinMain. Lukas described the knowledge he was still lacking after his studies and how he was able to acquire this missing knowledge in a very short time with the assistance of helpful colleagues, AOE's mentoring program as well as his own willingness to learn.
After the presentations, the guest were given a guided tour through the AOE offices, where the recreational area with pool table, massage room as well as table tennis and -football were some of the the students' highlights – in addition to the state-of-the-art workplaces. The tour concluded the “formal” portion of the open house; during the causal “Chill & Grill” on our expansive terrace, guests and AOE employees had the opportunity to get to know each other better while enjoying steak and beer. The last students gave Lukas a run for his money during a world-class soccer match on the Sony Playstation.