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Xento is a product based organisation with more than 600 IT Professionals including 350+ PHP Professionals working with a healthy dose of creativity and innovation. We promote an open atmosphere, where team members freely voice new ideas and are involved in all phases of our growth. At Xento, working is not just work; it's fun. Nurturing individual talent, fostering team work and recognition are the key elements of the Xento Culture.

Home Automation or Smart Home

Posted by: Pratik Godbole | Category: Continuous Improvement, Software Quality

Xento - Smart Home Automation

There’s nothing more stressful than wandering if you forget your home keys or to switch off the lights. But these nagging fears can disappear with a mere swipe of a finger, transforming into a ‘Smart Home’. Some people call it as ‘Home Automation’ which is a technical advancement in technology and will be perfect in every aspect by giving more comfort, more security or Artificial Intelligence (AI) to your house.

According to technical experts, it is vital amidst building mechanical systems which specialize in providing automation to normal homes and helps to convert it into intelligent Homes. This field sometimes also known as ‘Domotics’.

Smart Homes can manage your day-to-day activities without the fuss of worrying about maintenance & energy consumption. Looks like the television makers of the 90’s hit show “The Jetsons” were visionaries of futuristic smart homes. This sitcom was an inspiration to what the world would look to be with help of robotics.

There are some real time examples present which indicates smart homes are coming into existence –

  1. There are devices available which will turn on/off your home lights by clicking a single button.
  2. The same holds with locking or unlocking doors, using keys are soon to be a thing of the past.
  3. Smart homes today have enhanced their safety feature by integrating surveillance camera controls to mobile devices.

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Value Theme Day 2017

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Life @ Xento, Theme Day, Xento Foundation Day, Xento Values

Xento Xalt Value Theme Day 2017

At Xento it is significant for us to create a firm bond of values with its employees. We take initiative to continue reinforce values that will unite our workforce and help achieve goals. It is imperative for us to engage our employees and ensuring that it plays a vital role in our work culture. Xento strives hard to pioneer in practicing these values, a perfect reason why each year we celebrate our belief system. On 8th August 2017, Xento celebrated its Value theme day, an organization-wide event that brought our Xentian together to celebrate, cherish and continue to carry forward these principles. With the announcement of its value theme day celebrations, one could easily feel the excitement bubbling in air, as this time it was not just a celebration but a competition among our fellow co-workers to outdo each other. A healthy contest that would help to showcase their flair in depicting the essence and spirit of our conviction with which Xento functions. Hence the preparations for this theme day began a week prior with great gusto. continue

Karaoke Day 2017

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Life @ Xento, Theme Day, Xento Foundation Day

Xento Karaoke Day 2017

When words ceases to express, is when music begins to thrives”. Anonymous.

Great music has the power to inspire, bring in a new perspective, de-stress, strip away those unwelcomed dreary thoughts and bring back a little zing to life. Having said this, we at Xento stop at nothing to make life at Xento as lively as possible. On 7th August 2017, Xento celebrated its Karaoke day to bring in the much-needed fun, excitement, prepping up the stage to an upbeat ambiance, for the upcoming festivity of Foundation Week. Our Karaoke Day was an organizational wide event that brought together music lovers to perform for an overly bubbly audience.

The event had a mix of both old and new melodies. Our Xentians gave us a taste of old world charm bringing back the nostalgia and ensure to keep us at the edge of our seats with its latest peppy numbers. It was one musical evening that just grows on you and hope that it never comes to an end. continue

Mythology Theme Day-Xento 2017

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Life @ Xento, Theme Day

Xento Mythology Theme Day Winner 2017

A myth can sometimes be an answer to unresolved questions, while a few believe it to elucidate their cultural practices and traditions. Nonetheless, decrypting a thousand-year-old myth can be a fascinating experience. Choosing from thousands of multifaceted characters and from diverse cultures can be a little daunting. At Xento, we wanted our employees to have a ball trying to recreate the charm and enigma of mythological characters for a day- the theme for the month. Perfecting the art of getting into the skin of any character is sure a long-shot by any means, but dressing to be part of it sure gets you noticed. An ideal way to play the part of your favourite mystical character and horn an extension of your creative self. Besides this, we at Xento always like to add some zing to our work-life-balance – keeping that equilibrium just right.

Having said this, our Xentians are an enthusiastic bunch and this time for theme day, many employees took the fancies of Greek mythology characters. Our participants were seen flaunting different Greek goddess some took inspiration from Aphrodite, Athena, Selene, Anat while a few were attracted to characters of shades of gray such as Hera & Circe. In the end, our dark horses Rasika who impersonated as goddess Hera, and Vasudha as the evil goddess of Circe won this competition. Surprisingly! but true, sometimes a little bit of pessimistic streak could intrigue you to the mystery behind a personality. Furthermore, both our winners were exceptionally satisfying and walked the extra mile to portray their characters. It sure gave us a peek inside to an inspiring window of ancient Greek culture and folklore.

Xentians Go Green!

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Life @ Xento, Xento CSR

Xento Tree Plantation 2017 - Go Green

As the monsoon sets in, Xento’s CSR organizes its annual tree plantation drive at Loni Kalbhor, on the 1st & 22nd of July 2017. Along with the Maharashtra forest department, who are celebrating an entire week of tree plantation in the State, Xentians plant over 9500 saplings on this barren land.

Being a fulfilling and enriching experience amidst nature, a lot of families and friends also joined in. The drive began at 7.30 in the morning and went on till 7 PM! We had over 150 participants on both days who joined the initiative. The volunteers also enjoyed some hot-hot vada-pav’s and fresh sandwiches from our live station put up!

Different saplings including neem, babul and imli were planted. The land identified by the forest department itself was a vast expense with no vegetation at all. With the help of this activity, this area will definitely benefit by recharging the groundwater level, prevent erosion and improve soil conditions. continue

Speak Out Loud 2017

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Life @ Xento

Xento - Speak Out Loud 2017

Many of us don’t have the inhibition to share our opinions on current trending topics on social media. Sometimes we seem to find our clone on few matters concerning us and when views diverge then hell breaks loose. A common occurrence in our daily life for everyone. Having said this, Xento had organized a debate contest Speak Out Loud that cajoled employees into a rebuttal. This rendezvous gave them an opportunity to raise different opinions to various topics. Three days long event that had some interesting views, from being witty, judgemental to simply cliched we had a sample of everything. It was an interesting platform to see our Xentian youth contemplate on various issues and were passionate about sharing their perspectives. continue

Xento Photography Contest 2017

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Life @ Xento

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“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality” — Alfred Stieglitz. There is no doubt that these words of the famous photographer Alfred  Stieglitz does hold unforeseen truth behind them. Stills can speak a million words, it can monopolize your thoughts, capture the attention of its audience and bring life to inanimate objects. It was time to awaken our Xentian’s creative skills with the Xento Photography Competition that commenced this April. This event had teams across the company eye the top spot as the most creative photographers. continue

Career guidance workshop for visually challenged individuals

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Xento CSR

Career Guidance Workshop

As the college admission season begins shortly, Xento Systems Pune, in association with National Association for Blind Satara, organized a “Career guidance workshop for visually challenged individuals” on Saturday, 20th May 2017. This event aimed to spread awareness about the different career paths that blind students can choose. The workshop was attended by over 40 visually challenged individuals, in the age group of 15 to 35 years.

Visually challenged students, especially in remote areas, have very poor access to good quality education. Even with the RTE Act and reservation quota, they may get admission in a nearby college, but do not truly receive knowledge the way sighted individuals do. Colleges and universities lack proper study material in the form of braille or audio books, as is required by them. Their computer labs are not equipped with required softwares such as screen reading software, which assist a blind student to use computers today. It is definitely difficult for a blind student to cope with the syllabus at the pace that it is taught and they may require extra classes, but there are no coaching classes available for them. continue

Xento Goals Bash

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Events, Life @ Xento

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Some bugs can hop, slither, crawl or pop out from just about anywhere. Tracking down their source and putting an end to them is yet again a vital accomplishment for any development team. Having said this, being on the job to exterminate bugs requires a high level of sharp skill sets, an eye for detail combined with a perfectionist attitude while building any software tool. As the job involves identifying, scrutinizing, categorizing, reporting and eventually eliminating them. Furthermore, if they are not resolved at an early stage it could get far too complex for the development team to handle. A reason why our team of idealist are on a continuous pursuit to ensure bugs at Xento, always remain to be at its lowest tier each year. Yet again we made sure to make room to complete achieving one of our most significant company goal. continue

Xento PHP Dangal Contest 2017

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Awards, Events, PHP Development

Xento PHP Dangal Winners and Awards

At Xento, New Year’s kick started with our PHP Dangal contest that proved to be a clash of intellects. A pan India contest that commenced from 16th January and continued till 16th February, it was indeed an opportunity for young PHP developers to showcase their technical acumen. A month long competition had participants from all corners of the country with approximately 1982 participants and with nearly 3000 registrations. Furthermore, PHP Dangal ensured contestants were quizzed at each juncture, narrowing down the numbers, a true challenge at its best – where only an ace player could have kept up. The contest held had two different categories for the experienced and students, giving each of them a fair opportunity to crack that code.

PHP Dangal saw an overwhelming response of participants to compete in a skill-based event. It was an intense 4 weeks long battle that had both experienced and students giving all that they got, to earn a place at the top 5. continue