Lexicon

Wtt

// noun

EN Wtt stands for 'what’s the track'. Since Bagarians are involved in all things digital, many of us are interested in discovering new things and that includes music, lots of music. That's why our office is always perked up with some nice tunes. Everybody in our office can be the DJ, using Spotify and Chromecast audio. But sometimes one of our DJs is playing such a great song that we have to immediately find out which one. So we built a Slack integration that checks what song is played, scrobbles it and posts the info to a Slack channel for all to see. We used a nice JavaScript library for this which can fetch all kinds of data from the Chromecast: Artist, Track, Album, Spotify URI, etc. Pretty neat, huh!?


NL WTT staat voor What The Track, een vraag die heel vaak gesteld wordt op bureau bij Bagaar. Gezien de meeste onder ons hun leven draait rond alles wat tech & digitaal is, is er een constante drang om nieuwe dingen te ontdekken en dat telt ook voor muziek, heel veel muziek. Dus gewoonlijk is ons bureau ook voorzien van goeie schijven. Iedereen kan DJ zijn, gebruikmakend van Spotify en een Chromecast audio. Het gebeurt dus vaak dat er een nieuwe ontdekking of gouwe ouwe passeert waarvan je de titel nog niet kent, en in plaats van rond te lopen en te zoeken wie DJ is hebben we een Slack integratie gemaakt om dit te vergemakkelijken. Als je op Slack typt WTT, dan krijg je DJ, Artiest en songtitel als respons. Best.Cool.


What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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