2020 at Gapstars: A Year of Resilience and Unprecedented Growth

Our top stories from the last 12 months.

Gapstars Support Team at our Remote Tech Centre

As we come to the close of 2020, we got together to review the progress we’ve made over the last 12 months and talk about our plans for 2021.

Among the many topics discussed were partner success, the quality of service delivered, the shift to being fully remote by not being able to travel between The Netherlands and Sri Lanka and the importance of employee care.

Partner Stories

During the last 12 months like every business, in every sector and every geography, our partners faced immense new challenges, having to transform their businesses and adapt to the new normal.

What this means is that Gapstars role as a trusted partner for remote software development has never been more critical. We worked shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners to help them respond to a period of unprecedented change.

Here are our top partner stories during 2020.

HOW GAPSTARS CONTRIBUTES TO FIXICO’S CAR REPAIR MANAGEMENT PLATFORM REMOTELY

Here’s a snippet from our interview with Mujib Azizi, CTO at Fixico, about their innovative technology and the team that’s redefining the car repair industry. Read more

MANAGING A SOFTWARE TEAM IN SRI LANKA WITH DIRK JAN — CONXILLIUM

Relocating across the world to build a team, develop software and travel. Dirk shares winning practices for managing a successful software offshore team. Read more.

THE FASTEST 50 GROWING TECH COMPANIES IN THE NETHERLANDS

Our partners Otrium and PastBook were ranked among the 50 fastest growing tech companies for 2020 in the Netherlands. Read more

PASTBOOK EXPANDS DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY

Intelligent instant photo books platform, PastBook is gearing for growth despite downtime. After 8 months since setting up its remote team, the company is extending its remote corporation with new senior engineers and looking to bolster its development capabilities.

Growing Community & Culture

We continued to invest and build our capabilities, including attracting and developing our talent community with real expertise to meet our partner needs in this digital age.

RECOGNIZING TALENT AND SCALE-UP SUCCESS AT GAPSTARS

In recognition of its partner success, innovative work and tech talent growth Gapstars hosted it’s scaleup awards earlier this year. Read more

GAPSTARS RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10 BEST SMALL AND MEDIUM IT/ITES WORKPLACES IN SRI LANKA

Amidst the gloom, we continued to be an “employer of choice” and recognized as a “Great Place to Work” for the third consecutive year. Read more

SOFT OPENING OF THE GAPSTARS TECH CENTER IN SRI LANKA

We were super excited to have launched the Gapstars agile development tech centre earlier this year. This new 12,455 sq. ft spaced centre is home to 100+ tech stars with state-of-the-art facilities equipped to facilitate remote teams.

WELCOMED NEW DEVELOPERS AT OUR NEW OFFICE SPACE

Following health guidelines and with maximum precautions we opened our office and welcomed new stars to the teams. We also added new expertise in partner delivery and talent recruitment.

Starting 2021 with Renewed Vigour!

Despite upheavals and challenges, 2020 has been an extremely eventful year at Gapstars – highlighted by partner success and talent growth.

We wouldn’t have achieved this without our partners and community believing, supporting and amplifying our mission, specially during these challenging times. So we say thank you!

We also look forward to 2021 with some exciting news! as we announce our new partnership with Rentman which specializes in cloud rental software for AV & Event companies. We’ll continue to develop our service delivery, add new expertise, grow our community and be an employer of choice. We are already completing our next phase of construction and will soon launch our fully-fledged remote centre in Sri Lanka.

Happy holidays & best wishes from all of us at Gapstars.


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