For those wishing to be at the forefront
We have established the ASTRUM IT Academy to give our employees the opportunity for constant further development. Suitable for both newcomers and long-standing team members. In this training center for life-long learning we offer in-house programs for knowledge exchange, regular training sessions, and workshops on all things IT. For innovations, engineering and sector know-how, technology stacks, regulations, UX, medical expertise, and much more. This allows us to always work with the latest tools. And create digital vitality. For us and our customers.
Sustained benefit of the ASTRUM IT Academy
Further education & knowledge transfer
Lectures & seminars
Professional education & promotion of young talents
Career start for graduates
Ideas are born from curiosity
We are doing research. Because we simply want to get to know new technologies and, in doing so, make the healthcare sector fit for the future. We have been participating in thrilling research projects for years and have established a multi-professional network of medicine, science, and industry.
Erik is our favorite research project at the moment. This little pale guy helps us to program robots in their humanoid manifestation in human-machine interaction while at the same time expanding our knowledge to industrial robots – thanks to the underlying ROS (Robot Operating System) that is compatible with up to 90 percent of all robots.
Our perennial favorite: software expert training series
The most popular of our internal training series has been available since 2008. It includes a number of workshops with changing topics and modules that deal with vital issues:
Exploring the Problem Space
How should requirement workshops be conducted? Some contents: development of a product vision, identification of stakeholders, development of roles, usage requirements, determination of risks, application cases, and quality attribute scenarios.
Documenting Software Architectures
How should software architecture be elaborated and documented? How should the decisions be made?
How should software be designed to support the tasks of the user in the best possible way?
What does it stand for and how is it supposed to be used? Some aspects: increase in productivity for software projects in the environment of complex professional interrelations, domain model, agile development as a basis of orientation.
What components are relevant? Some exercises: test names, dealing with a legacy code, creating Message Dispatcher with TDD, automated tests.
How can software be made readable, comprehensible, expandable, and maintainable in agile software development? And how can the effort of functional extensions and error analysis be minimized?
How does UX actually work? An approach to solving problems and creating new ideas in a way which the users find convincing.
External lecturers enrich our training sessions for you. That way, you can acquire skills in sales, customer management, conversation, or confident appearance. And you can broaden your subject-specific knowledge in such topics as ITIL, PowerShell, unit testing, or C++.
Share your knowledge in ITALKS
Is there any topic that you would like to share with your colleagues within the framework of the Academy? Go ahead! Our ITALKS format offers you the opportunity not only to try your hand at being the lecturer but also to pass something to your colleagues. The topics already dealt with include, among others:
- Machine learning: Deep learning and neural networks for automatic image recognition
- Trends in the field of human-machine interface & mobility
- Mutation testing
- Code Kata – pair programming, TDD
- Technical insights and discussion – AMD project
- Happy ending thanks to positive UX
- Ring buffers as fast as possible
- Unit testing under PowerShell
- Extract from the IT days: OAuth 2.0 and cloud security basics