It’s fair to say that 2015 has been a busy year for CookiesHQ. Here are just a few of our highlights…

Denis joined the team

Back in February, we welcomed a new junior Rails developer, Denis. Over this year, he’s worked on various projects and has done a fantastic job! The most notable is the development and launch of the new Gap Medics marketing site which he continues to support.

Nathalie returned from maternity leave

After giving birth to little Alice, Nathalie returned to the Cookies office in June. We all admit that it’s been really great having her back!

Attended some interesting conferences

The guys visited Barcelona back in September to attend Baruco and had a blast! There were many interesting talks and workshops and everyone returned with a wealth of new techie knowledge.

Nathalie and myself enjoyed UXBristol so much last year, we decided to go back this July. It’s always nice to spend a day or two out of the office expanding on our knowledge, learning new things and meeting people who are as passionate about the industry as we are.

Became sponsors

We were proud to be a sponsor of Bath Ruby back in March. We enjoyed sponsoring such a wonderful even this year, that we’ve decided to do it all again in 2016! We’re sponsoring Bath Ruby 2016 again and also the SPARKies next year.

Introduced the CookiesLab

To give our developers some timeout from client work, we introduced CookiesLab, a chance to hack, play and learn new technologies. So far, it’s gone down really well and everyone has found the process worthwhile.

Back in November, Denis spent a week researching Ionic, with the outcome being a really interesting talk at CodeHub Bristol. Last week, Julio played around with Docker and Rob created a project planning tool with react-rails (Keep an eye out for blog posts on these soon!)

Julio came to visit Bristol…twice

Although we welcome anyone to work remotely with us, it’s always fantastic when we can get the whole team together once in a while. We always have lots of fun and this year was no exception. Activities included mini golf, pizza-making and plenty of drinking. We can’t wait to have him back in the UK again soon!

As always, we continued to support some amazing existing clients…

…and welcomed a few more great ones

What’s in store for CookiesHQ next year?

We plan to run A/B tests on ourselves in the hope of improving the company – not only in terms of business, but wellbeing too.

Having already secured more client work in the new year, we’re looking forward to working on even more interesting projects.

2016 is set to be even bigger and better for CookiesHQ!