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Infographic : Tech Talent in Central Europe

TB4HR Team


We recently made small exercise sizing the markets of Central Europe from the perspective of tech talent. In between Black, Adriatic and Baltic Seas there is a talent pool of ~300K developers with different tech stacks. We will be releasing tech stack statistics soon so keep on checking our blog, Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook!

Keep on recruiting!

Marcin Smolinski
Founder @ Toolbox for HR

PS. Data has been collected using #TB4HRLabs tools and methodologies. #TB4HRLabs is a research department of Toolbox for HR. #TB4HRLabs primary task is to conduct research & analysis in the field of talent market, emerging technologies and future of work. To know more visit

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Hiring Database Developers

TB4HR Team


All of us have used some kind of database, at least once in a lifetime. Collection of data in the Excel spreadsheets, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), or contact lists in our Gmail mailbox are the most obvious examples.

If you want to manage those information, analyze them and generate reports based on those data, you need to use a Database Management System (DBMS). It’s a software that will help you with that. One of the first DBMSs, IBM IMS (Information Management System), was launched in 1966 and was designed for Apollo program. IMS helped in the inventory of huge amount of bill of materials needed to build Saturn V moon rocket and Apollo space vehicle.

That’s a cool, geeky stuff, but what does it mean for the recruiter?

As the new types of databases are still created (e.g. NewSQL) and the number of information, which needs to be managed or retrieved increases in a geometry rate, some of the companies decided to create brand new role: Database Developer. Don’t confuse it with Database Administrator, whose responsibilities are a bit different. Developer designs and develops new features or programs that will cooperate with databases, as well as improves their performance. Where to look for those professionals? Take a look at our presentation!

This presentation will give you a bit of overview on the databases topic, how they’re divided and what SQL stands for.

In conversation with Agata Wypych about Złombol

TB4HR Team


Our Recruiting Ninja Agata with her fiance Piotr will represent Team Sztos and take a long ride in their Polonez 98 car from Katowice to Palermo along with other 500 teams to collect money for Silesian orphanages. We recently did a short interview with Agata.


1. Agata, Tell us more about your participation in Zlombol event?

Złombol is the biggest charity rally in Europe. One of the principles is to finish around 2500 km route using a car built or designed during the communist era. The main goal is to collect money for Silesian orphanages, that will cover necessary expenses and donate holidays for children.

Each year, the number of participants is higher, same as amount of collected money. So far, for this years’ edition (10th one!) there are 506 teams registered. How many of them will arrive to the finish at Sicily? No idea! There is also a special stage to Tunisia, but this is just for the bravest. 😉

This is our first Złombol, so both me and my fiance Piotr, really want to finish it with our grey Polonez, ‘98. I’m sure it won’t be easy, probably we’ll face many of smaller and bigger troubles with the car, but this will be an adventure of a lifetime! And a good deed, too!



2. How does Zlombol help underprivileged children through this initiative?

One of the conditions to take part in the rally is collecting at least PLN 1.500 from Donors – companies or individuals. In return, participants offer advertising space on their cars on which the Donor can put a sticker with a company logo or a signature. 100% of the collected amount is spent on needed items for children from orphanages. The teams cover all their expenses, car mechanics or accommodation by themselves.

During the first edition of the rally in 2007, the organizers managed to collect over PLN 15.000, which were spent on household appliances, toys and other needed equipment for children in the shelters in Katowice. Last year, the raised money exceeded PLN 734.000! Children were given computers, games and educational programs, bicycles, toys, and stationery. They were funded the holiday trips as well. We hope, that this year the collected amount will be even higher!


3. Please share how you got to know about Zlombol and pictures of last year’s travel.

Piotr is a huge fan of old cars and trucks. Besides building truck models (built 2 already and the collection is still growing :)), he loves watching cars-related films on YouTube. 2 years ago he came across video report about Złombol at Nordkapp and fell in love with the idea. As I’m huge fan of holidays “on the road”, it was easy to convince me to take part in that crazy event.


Last year, Złombol participants finished their trip on Passo Dello Stelvio, the highest pass in Alps. Here you’ll find some photos.



4. Whom would you recommend to participate in such event, if yes how and where they can apply?

If you want to do something good for others, experience an extraordinary adventure, or simply check your driving skills and possibilities of your (grand) parents’ car – Złombol is definitely for you! You should be prepare for all kind of difficulties – broken car, sleeping in the tent, long distances done daily. But the prize – children’s happiness and their smiles are definitely worth it!

The rally starts on September 25th, so there is not much time to prepare for the trip. If you want to participate in this year’s edition, take a look at Złombol’s website:, register your team as soon as possible and have fun! See you on the road!


You can donate to this noble cause by doing wire transfer to the official foundation account listed below.

Fundacja Nasz Śląsk im. gen.Jerzego Ziętka

Address: Łani 1, Chorzów

Bank account number: PL 72 1050 1214 1000 0023 2153 3859


The title of the transfer: Złombol 16 – Sztos, from „Company’s name”

Finding Tech Talent on Meetup

TB4HR Team


Meetup is a unique platform for finding tech talent. There is an opportunity to reach members who are extremely active in Tech community and are willing to go an extra mile to learn more about technology and develop their skills. The profiles of these members could range from designers to developers, Data scientists to Analysts and more. The list of topics is big based on which members join groups, create local communities and eventually meetup to discuss or brainstorm ideas, latest trends around these topics.


So if you are looking for networking or learn some new tricks about a particular programming language or technology then Meetup is your platform, not to mention finding someone on meetup gives you an opportunity for personalizing the pitch and opens another communication channel. Check out the following presentation to see what more you can do on Meetup.


Hiring Frontend Developers

Kapil Poojari


The moment users open websites or apps on the desktop, smartphone or tablet we see beautiful work of Frontend Developers. Frontend Developers code in programming languages such as CSS, HTML and JavaScript with different frameworks so that websites, apps look great and are easy to use…

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Hiring Ruby Developers

TB4HR Team


Ruby is a general-purpose programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1995. It is easily readable (reads like English), has unsurprising syntax and was created with an idea to ‘keep programmers happy’. It allows for higher productivity and efficiency and for getting product ideas up and running quickly…

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