LShift was delighted to host a sizeable delegation of tech companies from the Basque region recently. The Economic Development Agency for the city of San Sebastián brought representatives from 22 companies to spend a day discussing a variety of issues and (with expert simultaneous translators on hand) pose a wide range of questions from how LShift was founded to how it sustains and develops its lead developer model.
Our visitors represented a range of company types, from small startups through to the region’s largest media concern. The overarching theme of the discussions was how LShift managed to break down the intermediate layers of management, communications and control in large project deliveries and put senior developers into project leadership positions.
There was, admittedly, a healthy dose of scepticism as we presented our model in the abstract. It was when we covered our project portfolios in specific detail that we attained that ‘a ha’ moment and went off for a fantastic evening’s meal and more conversation.
LShift will be strengthening its relationship with San Sebastián this year as we complete a search for interns to come on board for the summer.