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    #TECStories – Daniel Borobei

    Hi, I’m Daniel, I was born on April’s fool day in Romania probably because the stork wanted to play a trick on me, not dropping me off in Italy as the initial plan was. Let me explain. Ever since I was born, I’ve been driving people crazy with my hand gestures and enthusiasm no matter the subject I was going in. 


    Then my frenzy for “Cucina Italiana”:  fusilli, spaghetti, tortellini have always been my delight and weak spot, so much so that everytime me and my friends bet on something, they ask me to stay away from pasta for a week – I usually lose. For the record – I can cook as many as fourteen types of pasta with my eyes closed and people report finger-licking experiences. I also have a whole ritual of breakfast that involves a particular type of brewed cappuccino, mozzarella di buffola with tomatoes and sometimes a spread of pesto which I love to share. 

     Just like any Italian, I’m crazy about football. That’s not to say that Romanians are not, but I think I am taking it a bit further – afterall, I broke a TV once when my team lost, you know. 

    My friends call me excessively trim and fashionable, a shirt always makes me feel in my element. I tend to overdress most of the time and people sometimes frown upon it but hey, it’s the Italian in me who wants to come out.

    What fascinates me the most about Italians is the cult of the sturdy, well-done work, whether it’s a building or a bridge, a suit or a song. I guess that’s why I really love my job as a quality assurance engineer here in TEC, because I can pull strings and tweak things to make the end result just perfect. 

    That’s me in a nutshell. Ping me if you doubt my cooking skills and want proof of it or if you want to lose a football or a tennis match :P. I am quite competitive by nature, extroverted, hyperactive and a bit crazy but I can be a good colleague and friend. 

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    TEC: Agency renew digital partnership with The R&A

    TEC: Agency are delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership with The R&A which sees the live sports and events technology specialists provide digital support for TheOpen.com for the fourth consecutive year, teeing off this year on 15th July at Royal St Georges.

    Tec & The Open

    As the oldest and most prestigious of Golf’s Majors, The Open attracts huge global interest with the event’s website, custom built by TEC: Agency, serving more than 7m unique visitors during the last playing of the Championship at Royal Portrush in 2019. The website also handled more than 2bn leaderboard requests across the four days.

    TEC: Agency were first contracted by The R&A in 2018 to build a new scoring and statistics engine for use on TheOpen.com and The Open app. The collaboration worked so well that TEC: Agency’s remit was expanded, and they now oversee the ongoing management and maintenance of the entire website, and all supporting technical infrastructure, including the content delivery network and streaming management.

    Commenting on the collaboration with TEC: Agency, Karen Lyttle, Head of Digital Technology at The R&A said:

    “We are thrilled to continue this partnership as we know we’re in safe hands with TEC: Agency! The digital experience of this historic Championship is an increasingly important aspect of how we serve millions of fans around the world. Through our ongoing and innovative collaboration, TEC have not only helped us deliver best in class digital ticketing and scoring platforms, they have helped ensure our digital presence is robust enough to cope with the huge demand the tournament generates”.

    TEC Agency Consulting Partner, Kevin Bain added:

    “The collaboration between TEC: Agency and The R&A continues to go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to working with all the team at this year’s Open to ensure fans receive the best digital experience”

    Headquartered in the city of Cluj-Napoca, in northwest Romania, TEC: Agency are experts in the provision of bespoke digital services for the live sports and events industry, combining data, technology, engineering and innovation to deliver world-class solutions for their customers. In addition to The R&A, where they have successfully supported both The Open and the AIG Women’s Open, recent projects include creating a new data architecture for GBI Racing, the joint venture between Britain’s two premier horse racing channels and building a ticketing platform for Untold, one of the largest dance music festivals in Europe, with over 400,000 visitors every year. 

    For more information on the TEC: Agency and how we can meet your digital challenge, please contact us at hello@tecss.com.

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    #TECStories – Gabriela Pricop

    Hi, I’m Gabi, I’m the ginger girl inside TEC. I’m your ‘typical’ – run – around – like – a – chicken – without – a – head – developer; that stresses herself out for the little things and tries to do everything in the same time, but who pulls through, eventually and miraculously.

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    A year of work from home

    A year ago, we were all skeptical when the pandemic hit us and had to move work into our houses. This believed to be a short experiment just turned one year these last couple of days and, a year later, here we are, contemplating a life we had never thought we would have.   

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