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Jakub Dobranowski

"Eternal glory! That is what awaits the House that wins the Triunleasher Tournament. However, to do this, that House must overcome a number of trials. Trials that demand skill and courage." — Jakubus Dobrandore, introducing the Triunleasher Tournament A challenge for a fully remote company When you have a physical office, social interactions are easier. Even if on different projects, (most of the) company members work in one place, often at [...]

Someone once said that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Scottish highlands, endless meadows of the greenest grass, and hills with their proud peaks crowned by snow-white clouds take your breath away just by looking at them, leaving you in a speechless awe. Last week, I experienced this myself, together with one of my Unleashees, Piotr, and his Celtman Crew—the team I had t [...]

Welcome to the jungle Navigating the realm of web technologies may sometimes feel like exploring a jungle, especially for those who have just begun their journey. Abundance of programming languages, frameworks, libraries - even though exciting and challenging - sometimes makes one wonder: how and where do I start, since the most valuable resources are scattered around the web? At X-Team, we have developed a program solely devoted to accelerating [...]

A look into the past… Just a year ago, our Unleash program was no more than an idea, a beautiful concept, a seed we wanted to plant in the, so to speak, fertile ground of X-Team’s amazing community. It offered our developers the opportunity to unleash their potential by giving them all the help they needed to learn and grow. And today, looking back on the past year, I am truly amazed at how much has been achieved; how the seed, from being just an [...]

“Instead of showing up to let everyone know how great we are, show up to find out how great everyone else is.” Simon Sinek And so I did show up. Part of my job as Developer Unleasher is to travel around the world to meet with X-Teamers, to know them better, to learn about their characters, traits, dreams, passions, talents and skills first-hand. Why would I do that? Why would I sometimes jump on a plane and fly to the other side of the planet to [...]

What do you do for a living? Whenever I’m asked this question, it brings a smile to my face. Whenever I give the answer, it brings a face of confusion to the person who asked. Why? Because… I am a peacebreaker, a firestarter, a dreamcatcher, a wishmaster. I aspire to motivate people to take action, I push them to move out of their comfort zone, and unshackle potential and power they hold within their minds and hearts. I help them awaken their i [...]