Archive | November, 2013

Learn Brazilian

20 Nov


By Diego


Lit. beauty.

  • Okay? / Okay! Agreed! Done!

“Tudo beleza?”

“Tudo beleza! Você tá afim de tomar uma cerveja?”

“Beleza!” Continue reading


English Language Curiosities (no. 4,592)

20 Nov


by Hilton

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses all the letters of the English alphabet.


Monthly update… Charpenings

20 Nov


October was a busy month for Charpenings, most of the time we worked on UK support and we are Build Champions now, so it was a bit stressful. As you can see below all the team, apart from Bruno, got crazy and started using some “interesting” accessories at work. Continue reading

The Big Interview… Helen Wilson

13 Nov

Welcome back to our most popular regular feature, “The Tribalingua Big Interview”. We meet the members of the team and ask them about their lives, loves, hopes and fears…

We reveal the thoughts of the people who make this company such a special place to work.


This week we’re talking to Helen Wilson who is NZ Market Champion and Charpenings’ Scrum Master at Tribal. Continue reading

English Language Curiosities

13 Nov


by Hilton

The word “Queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.


Monthly Update… Highlander

13 Nov



Hello guys,  First month at Bravi, first time blogging, so be kind with me xD. As you all know our brave and bold soldier Will traveled to UK, he was enjoying a lot, every stand up he was eating a lot of launch bars, so that tells that he was eating all right. He has gone to a lot of pubs, having fun, missing his wife Kemi and as always (I just met him once, but come on, he is a Highlander) he was doing a great job, he promise that when he arrive he will make a post about the trip. Mateus For Mateus this month was hard. The team have fought against really big monster, called JIRA59. These were a couple of crucial stories to do in few sprints but we are highlander, we’ve done our best and put them down. We deliver all stories in time and got extremely positive feedbacks. He had pleasure to have his family here for a weekend and a few days more. That was a good time. He’ve welcome them with a traditional “gaúcho” barbecue at night. Enjoyed the weekend on some beaches around Florianopolis, eating good and a lot, and he could not forget to take them to Guacamole, the most vivacious pub to have a dinner. Mateus – “Unfortunately we receive bad news. Our team is splitting up. Wellington gets out of Highlander team to be the best Scrum master of Bravi on “Run 4 the Hills” Team. On the other hand, we got the best new fella to work with us, a perfect highlander”. For completing this month very good, He caught his new surfboard, she is his new precious and really, really good, exactly as he was wondering. So from now on, “I hope to evolve my surf skills because I can’t blame the board any more, if not, giving up would be a good option”. For Ian, after the excitement of September this month has been quiet in comparison. He haven’t done anything in the early parts of the month, just enjoying married life, gazing at his wedding ring. The weather there is also getting very cold and is getting dark much earlier. Toward the end of the month things got a little more exciting, they welcomed me as their newest member of the team and then He also welcomed some visitors from Brazil. He went bowling with them on their 2nd night in Sheffield but even more exciting is that He won both games. They also went out on Halloween night for some drinks. Had a good time drinking and chatting and then later on in the evening all of the students from the university were out in fancy dress, “I think the guys enjoyed seeing all the people dressed up in their Halloween clothes as they say it’s isn’t celebrated much in Brazil”. peopleuk This month he have been learning some new phrases such as: “Estou com sono” “Eu sou cansado” These come in very handy in a morning especially now there is only a 2 hour gap between Brazil and the UK so he don’t have time to wake up before stand up anymore. Ruth also contribuited to our monthly update saying : “October has been a busy month for me, I spent the first part of the month trying my best to help Highlander finish the Jira 59 work, the middle of the month was bug fixes and at the end of the month I started helping out Bamamaha while Stuart is recovering. Outside of work I went to the theatre with my nieces and nephews to watch a live show called ‘Room on the Broom’. The show was adapted from a popular children’s book and is about a witch who’s looking for a Dragon that eats witches and she picks up lots of friends along the way so her broom gets very full. witch My nephew William had a major heart operation early this month and I took a week off work so I could visit him and give my sister some support. But the operation went very well and he was allowed to go home after just 5 days so my family are all very relieved. I’ve also started making Christmas decorations in my stained glass class and I did another Mosaic workshop at the end of the month in which I made a number to go outside of a house”. Well… Well(hmm..) is no longer on the team, so I will not write about how stubborn he is I’m also not congratulating him for the promotion as Scrum Master xD scrum Never the last, to finish this looong post, I’ll write about my October, because was a turbulent and messy one. I was working at “Cafundo Estudio “ as a Game developer in a educational game called Xmile, you can see the project here The project with cafundo was canceled, and I would need a new job, so here am I! I’m having a great great time working here, my colleagues are all wonderful person, the experience is being great and I’m learning a lot! Thanks you all for this opportunity.


“If your head comes away from your neck, it’s over!”

Live long and Prosper.

Luiz Silva, HighLander

Monthly Update… Run 4 The Hills

13 Nov

New team in the neighborhood, we introduce you – Run 4 The Hills.


As we’re a new team, we are still searching for the best logo for you happiness, this is just a temporary one. Do not be afraid of it, it will become better (we hope) or maybe not!

Well – aka The Best Scrum Master Ever

This month was a full month, once I became the Scrum Master of the team, therefore I just had time to work and think in the process, that’s it, check the other peeps for now.

In fact, with my new occupation I’ve got the opportunity to talk even more with people and once I always liked talking and communicating with other, whereby I got happy and I’ll do my best for the team.

Thinking more, last month was a month of changes, besides left my old team, but forever in my heart,  Highlander. I’ll miss them a lot and so will Pengnam Style, my English Team.

Speaking of which we went to celebrate the end Verbs Proverbs Adverbs Grammar Preposition Competition with good beer and some laughs at the Gum.

I don’t know if my brain is getting older or it is releasing space but I don’t have much memories from the last month and now it is time for the other peeps of our team.

Rafael – aka Simão – White Belt Once Again


New job, new colleagues, new team, new everything! Being a newbie once again allowed me to start fresh and do things better. EBS is a gargantuan project, with different languages, structures and even paradigms, therefore intimidating to newcomers.

The Bravi team is incredibly helpful, always willing to land you a hand, and if one person is not able to help you, either because he does not have to proper time to do it, or because he isn’t familiar enought with that particular part of the code, he’ll be sure to direct you to someone else who might be more capable of aiding you.


Having started in a Bug Sprint gave me the opportunity to see different parts of the EBS system, which required a wider, rather than deeper, understanding of the EBS parts and structures. Bugs, however, demands one to start chasing it through the system, sometimes tracking it through different architectural structures – Database, Code and Views – but once pinned down, one needs to go deeper into that part of the system in order to fix it. So although being a bumpy ride I’d say bug sprints are a nice place to start: It gives you a broad view of the product once it forces you to see different aspects of the systems, teaches you how to use the tasks manager properly and expects that you acctually make some progress and fix something, rather than simply doodle in the code, fearing for some deep changes that will make others part crumble.

I imagine that one sprint alone is enough to get the real taste and feeling of the workflow and processes present in the job here at Bravi, while a EBS developer, although I’m pretty sure the more I get to know the system, the deeper into the rabbit hole I get, the more interesting and challenging things will get. Up to a point, at least.

Carl Gordon – aka Carlos Jack Mumu



So it’s been a month since I joined tribal group and have to say it has been a pleasant one. I have met some great people which made me feel welcome and I have settled in very well…big shout out to Code brewery, Run 4 the Hills and Mustard Cutters 🙂 It’s been a great place to work so far and I look forward to the challenges ahead.

A bit about me….

I was born and raised in Jamaica 6th November 1986. I moved to England as a 9 year old and have spent most of my life here. England would be the perfect place to live if we had more sunshine but otherwise I love living here, even though I miss the golden sand and crystal clear beaches and friends and family back in Jamaica.

My main hobbies are sports, my first love is football I support Liverpool FC and FC Barcelona.

I’m also a bit of a geek as I love my gadgets and anything to do with technology.