Apresentamos-vos os futuros construtores do espaço digital turco – quiçá até internacional.

[ Escola Vocacional e Técnica Anatoliana 10 de Dezembro de Kastamonu ]

São os alunos (e professores e tradutores) de dois cursos técnicos de Programação e Webdesign de duas escolas Turcas – e tivemos o privilégio de os receber aqui na Wiz.

[ Escola Vocacional e Técnica Sehitkamil H. Mustafa de Gaziantep ]

Foi com muito orgulho que lhes torrámos a paciência com uma visita guiada à agência…

[ Aparentemente, a atracção mais popular na Wiz é a nossa Siân a trabalhar em tempo real ]

… e lhes apresentámos os nossos projectos e a nossa forma de trabalhar.

[ Lost in Translation? ]

Desejamos-lhes as maiores felicidades e esperamos ter contribuído para um futuro brilhante com muito sucesso profissional. Fica a esperança de um dia retribuirmos a visita. Güle Güle!

Over a year has passed since the beginning of protests in Middle East and North Africa, and severe human rights abuse still endures.

There is no respect for freedom of expression. Protesters are being censored by their governments. Internet access is being blocked in these countries.

And without words, there can be no freedom.

Freedom Dictionary aims to give protesters a voice, using your help. Just choose a word, set it free and share it using social media networks. We will print 11 copies of the dictionary and send them to 11 countries where revolutions are still taking place.

SET YOUR WORD FREE @ freedomdictionary.org

freedom dictionaryA Wiz Interactive / Torke Project for Amnesty International Portugal


Os excertos que interessam da carta de Mark Zuckerberg:

The Hacker Way

The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete. They just have to go fix it — often in the face of people who say it’s impossible or are content with the status quo.

Hackers try to build the best services over the long term by quickly releasing and learning from smaller iterations rather than trying to get everything right all at once. (…). We have the words “Done is better than perfect” painted on our walls to remind ourselves to always keep shipping.

Hacking is also an inherently hands-on and active discipline. Instead of debating for days whether a new idea is possible or what the best way to build something is, hackers would rather just prototype something and see what works. There’s a hacker mantra that you’ll hear a lot around Facebook offices: “Code wins arguments.”

The examples above all relate to engineering, but we have distilled these principles into five core values for how we run Facebook:

1) Focus on Impact
If we want to have the biggest impact, the best way to do this is to make sure we always focus on solving the most important problems. It sounds simple, but we think most companies do this poorly and waste a lot of time. We expect everyone at Facebook to be good at finding the biggest problems to work on.

2) Move Fast
Moving fast enables us to build more things and learn faster. However, as most companies grow, they slow down too much because they’re more afraid of making mistakes than they are of losing opportunities by moving too slowly. We have a saying: “Move fast and break things.” The idea is that if you never break anything, you’re probably not moving fast enough.

3) Be Bold
Building great things means taking risks. This can be scary and prevents most companies from doing the bold things they should. However, in a world that’s changing so quickly, you’re guaranteed to fail if you don’t take any risks. We have another saying: “The riskiest thing is to take no risks.” We encourage everyone to make bold decisions, even if that means being wrong some of the time.

4) Be Open
We believe that a more open world is a better world because people with more information can make better decisions and have a greater impact. That goes for running our company as well. We work hard to make sure everyone at Facebook has access to as much information as possible about every part of the company so they can make the best decisions and have the greatest impact.

5) Build Social Value
Once again, Facebook exists to make the world more open and connected, and not just to build a company. We expect everyone at Facebook to focus every day on how to build real value for the world in everything they do.