At the beginning of April (2017), I became a permanent employee at Armakuni. I had been contracting with the company part-time for a while already, but they were growing and asked me to join full-time. This was a very exciting opportunity, not least because they were (and still are) making an effort to hire highly skilled engineers, and being surrounded by people like that is one of the best places to learn.
However, due to high demand, most engineers were out on site with clients full-time so we rarely had time together to learn, share and practice. Feeling a little frustrated by this situation, I proposed that we should start a fortnightly internal meetup where we could have talks, discussions, and workshops. For every other Monday evening since this is what we have done.