Employee Introduction

My name is 237 and I joined the company in December 2023 as a mid-career hire.
This time, I would like to introduce a little about myself, what led me to join the company, and my impressions afterwards!

Reason for joining the company

After graduating from school, I worked as a sales clerk for a company that manufactures precision parts for automobile parts and home appliances.
During that time, I want to go out more and talk to more people! This feeling became stronger, and I decided to change jobs to sales because I wanted to try my hand at IT, which I had always been interested in.
I chose Dandelions because I was attracted to its personnel evaluation system and the ability to communicate with employees a lot.
After that, I applied to Dandelions and am currently working as a sales representative in the business management department.

Impressions after joining the company

Since joining the company, I have had many new discoveries and experiences.
I started traveling around the office in sales and had meetings with salespeople from various companies to discuss work and meet salespeople I had in common with, so it was a bit of a test of energy, but it was very rewarding. I am enjoying my work.
In addition, the company environment is very interesting, and one of the characteristics of Dandelions is that about 40% of the employees are foreign nationals, and I enjoy every day being able to learn about the cultures and ways of thinking of different countries.

About my hobbies

I am working hard to “Oshikatsu” in my daily life.
Through Oshikatsu, I go to Tokyo and Osaka for live performances and performances, and go to cafes with friends I’ve made through Oshikatsu.
In Tokyo, you can find Korean gourmet food in Shin-Okubo, stylish cafes in Omotesando, and in Osaka, try takoyaki and kushikatsu in Dotonbori! ! I eat a lot of different things, so when I got home and stepped on the scale, I cried when I realized that I had gained weight.

I increase my motivation for work through pushing activities.

Why not try Oshikatsu to relieve stress or spend some meaningful time at a cafe?

Please enjoy the next employee introduction♬

社員紹介

閲覧いただきありがとうございます。

中途採用で2023年12月に入社いたしました「237」です。

今回は入社のきっかけやその後の感想、私自身について少し紹介したいと思います!

入社のきっかけ

学校を卒業後は自動車部品や家電機器の精密部品を製造する会社の営業事務として働いていました。

その中で、もっと外に出ていろいろな人とお話がしたい!という思いが強くなり、もともと興味があったITとやってみたいという思いで営業職に転職することを決めました。

ダンデライオンズを選んだ理由としては、人事評価システムと社員の方々とたくさんコミュニケーションをとることができるという部分に魅力を感じたからです。

その後ダンデライオンズへ応募し、現在は業務管理部の営業担当として業務に携わっております。

入社後の感想

入社してからは新しい発見や経験をたくさんすることができました。

営業で外回りをするようになり様々な会社さんの営業さんとお打合せをしてお仕事について相談をしたり、共通の営業さんにお会いしたりすることができ、気力勝負な部分もありますがとても楽しくお仕事ができています。

また社内環境がとてもおもしろく、ダンデライオンズの特徴として社員全体の約4割ほどが外国籍の方が在籍しており、各国の文化や考え方について知ることができ毎日が楽しいです。

趣味について

私は日々の生活を「推し活」に励んでおります。

推し活ではライブや舞台で東京や大阪へ足を運んだり、推しを通して繋がったお友達と一緒にカフェへ行ったりしています。

東京では新大久保の韓国グルメや表参道のお洒落なカフェ、大阪では道頓堀のたこ焼きや串カツなどなど!!いろいろなものを食べるので家に帰って体重計に乗ってみら体重が増えてた、、なんてことも泣

私は推し活を通して、仕事に対するモチベーションを上げています

皆様もぜひ推し活でストレス発散やカフェで有意義な時間を過ごしてみてはいかがでしょうか?

次回の社員紹介もお楽しみください♬

Internship experience story from February 2024 ①

*We had an internship at our company in February and 4 Japanese students and 2 international students participated. In this article we will present the experiences of the participants.

American student (male)

My name is Joseph and I am an intern for February 2024. I would like to share my thoughts on my experience participating in a five-day internship at Dandelions. I would like to present in detail what I was able to achieve during this internship, the challenges I overcame, what I learned and what I can apply in the future.

First of all, I would like to present to you what I experienced during this internship. First, we created line buffers in four languages using AI. We also purchased products for a project called LUCKYBOX. After that, I had the opportunity to test the system and learn about professional etiquette and the correct way to exchange business cards. Finally, I also had the opportunity to gain experience in web design.

Next, I would like to introduce the challenges we overcame. I faced some challenges during this internship. For example, when choosing products for LUCKYBOX, we had to pay special attention to expiration dates and types of food because we were dealing with food products. After carefully considering each precaution, we were able to purchase a variety of sweets with no expiration dates. Also, I had some trouble operating the system when I was testing it for the first time, but following the guidance of my seniors, I was eventually able to test the system on three different browsers.

Then, I will share with you what I learned. What impresses me the most is how many different types of work are done in the same company. For example, I found it surprising and very interesting that system testing, line stamp creation, overseas sales, website design, etc. are all done by the same company. Another important lesson was the importance of business etiquette. As an American, I found Japanese business etiquette to be very unique and interesting, and it made me think about how it differs from business etiquette in America.

Chinese student (male)

I recently participated in an internship with Dandelions Co., Ltd. In this internship, I wanted to work hard with everyone to experience IT-related content and the atmosphere of the workplace, but I met people from other countries and it was a fun experience. .
On the first day, we first listened to an explanation of the content of AI generation. After that, you will experience generating phrases and images using AI. After exchanging opinions with everyone, we were able to decide on a stamp that was appropriate for the phrase. In the afternoon, I created a self-introduction using a mind map. I learned to think from keywords to concrete examples.

On the second day, we sampled the sweets we bought on the first day and made a block of impressions. I was worried about how to convey the characteristics of the sweets to people overseas. I participated in a test experience in the afternoon. I checked the data in different browsers and saved the original website photo as evidence. Although it was time consuming, I realized the importance of testing in order to ensure that the system operates according to specifications.

On the third day, we practiced exchanging business cards in 1-on-1 and 1-on-2 patterns. In the afternoon, I experienced web site design. We collected information while imagining the person on the persona sheet provided. We carefully selected the content to convey the appeal of the Tokai region to overseas visitors who are unfamiliar with it. In the end, a majority vote decided on the format of some of the designs. During this time, I realized the importance of communication.

Although it was a short time, I think it was a really good experience to be able to participate in the internship. Thank you for allowing me to learn about IT-related content and Japanese companies.

Japanese (female)

I participated in an internship in February 2024.

On the first day, we created LINE stamps, on the second day we experienced product testing, on the third day we exchanged business cards and created a website, on the fourth day we prepared a presentation, and on the fifth day we actually appeared in front of the employees. I gave a presentation.

When creating LINE stamps, I experienced using AI and was overwhelmed by the speed at which images and text were generated, but I was even more happy when the stamps were actually published on LINE.

During the business card exchange, on the first day, participants created a self-introduction using a mind map and created a business card with their self-introduction. I was reminded that by exchanging business cards and using the company’s name, I was working on behalf of the company.

When creating LINE stamps, I experienced using AI and was overwhelmed by the speed at which images and text were generated, but I was even more happy when the stamps were actually published on LINE.

During the business card exchange, on the first day, participants created a self-introduction using a mind map and created a business card with their self-introduction. I was reminded that by exchanging business cards and using the company’s name, I was working on behalf of the company.

Employee introduction

I’m Omatsu, a member of the Business Management Department.
I would like to talk about why I joined Dandelions and my impressions after joining.

Career bakcground

I joined the company in November last year as a mid-career hire.
Previously, I worked for seven years as a sales clerk at a trading company that handled auto parts.

Reason for joining the company

I was planning to continue working at my previous job, but due to the effects of the coronavirus, my work style changed, and I became interested in the IT industry, which led me to change jobs.
There were many IT companies out there, but I applied to Dandelions because I was attracted to their evaluation system, which is posted on their website, and the atmosphere of the company. During the interview, I learned about the atmosphere of the company and felt more motivated to work there, which made my intention to join the company even stronger.

Impressions after joining the company

After actually joining the company, I feel that the work content and working style are new.
Thanks to the rough dialogue and communication, I am able to work in a safe and comfortable environment.
During work, I have quiet time, which makes it easier to concentrate and work. There are many new discoveries to be made in a global environment, and it’s really fun when it comes to communicating. I can learn about different ways of thinking and cultures through casual conversations, and I can also naturally remember the meanings of English words, so I feel that it’s not just a work environment, but a learning environment.

This is a photo of the brightly colored Jinmeji Kannon on a sunny day.

Self-introduction

I am from Ama City, Aichi Prefecture.
The city was created 14 years ago by the merger of Jinmeji Town, Shippo Town, and Miwa Town. It’s not too rural, but it’s a place that is characterized by the fact that there isn’t anything that stands out. Sometimes it feels inconvenient, but I like that little bit of inconvenience! If I had to introduce it to you, it would be Jinmeji Kannon. During the New Year’s visit and Setsubun seasons, the area is crowded with people from the nearest station, Jinmeji Station. When I was in elementary school, I was able to leave school before the crowds on Setsubun Day, so I looked forward to going out with my friends.

It takes about 20 to 30 minutes from Nagoya Station, so if you have time, be sure to visit.
If there are no events going on, you can take your time and look around.
Personally, I would like you to visit during the lively times of New Year’s visit and Setsubun.

Last words

It’s been about half a year since I joined the company, but there are still many things I’m not used to and my days are exhausting. However, I am able to feel that it is more rewarding. There are many opportunities to interact with members who work at customer sites, and we have created an environment where you can quickly become familiar. Therefore, when I actually joined the company, I realized that it is a company that is very employee-friendly!

That’s all for now.
Look forward to the next employee introduction!

社員紹介

ご覧いただき、ありがとうございます。
今回社員紹介の記事を担当します、業務管理部所属の「おまつ」です。
ダンデライオンズに入社したきっかけ・入社した感想についてお話します。

経歴

中途採用で昨年11月に入社いたしました。
以前は自動車部品を扱う商社で、営業事務として7年間働いていました。

入社のきっかけ

前職を続けるつもりで働いていましたが、コロナウイルスの影響で働き方が変わり、IT業界に興味を持つようになったことが転職のきっかけです。
たくさんのIT企業がありましたが、その中でもダンデライオンズのホームページにも掲載されている評価システムに魅力を感じたこと、会社の雰囲気に惹かれて、応募しました。面接の際にも、会社の雰囲気を聞き、働きたい意欲が高まったことで、入社したいという意思がより強くなりました。

入社してみての感想

実際に入社してみて、業務内容や働き方に新しさを感じています。
ラフな声掛けやコミュニケーションのおかげで、安心して居心地よく、仕事ができています。
仕事中は静かな時間で集中しやすく、仕事がしやすいです。グローバルな環境は新しい発見が多く、コミュニケーションをとるような場面ではとても楽しいです。ふとした会話の中から違う考え方や文化を知ることができ、英単語の意味も自然と覚えることもできるため、仕事だけでなく学びの多い環境だと感じています。

晴れた日の色鮮やかな甚目寺観音の写真です

自己PR

私は愛知県あま市出身です。
14年前に、甚目寺町・七宝町・美和町が合併してできた市です。田舎すぎない、でも目立つものは何もないことが特徴といえるような場所です。不便と感じることもありますが、その少しの不便さが私は好きです!あえてご紹介するのであれば甚目寺観音です。初詣の時期や節分の時期は最寄駅の甚目寺駅からたくさんの人で賑わいます。小学生の時、節分の日は混み合う前に下校することができたので、友達と遊びに行くことを楽しみにしていました。


名古屋駅から20~30分ほどで行くことができるので、お時間があればぜひ訪れてみてください。
行事がないときであればゆっくり見て回ることができます。
個人的には初詣や節分のタイミングの賑やかな時に訪れていただきたいです。

まとめ

入社して約半年が経ちましたが、まだまだ慣れないことが多く疲れ果てる毎日です。しかし、その分やりがいを感じることができています。お客様先で仕事をしているメンバーとも交流する機会がたくさんあり、ダンデライオンズに早く馴染めるような環境が準備されています。そのため、実際に入社してみて社員にやさしい会社だとわかりました!

今回は以上となります。
次回の社員紹介もお楽しみに!

Employee Introduction

Hello everyone. This is “Pyu🐤” from the Business Management Department!
This time, I would like to introduce myself, what led me to join Dandelions, and my impressions after joining the company.

Self-Introduction

I’m French and have been living in Japan for two years now. My university major is Japanese language and culture, and I have been interested in Japan for several years. My hobbies are watching anime and drawing manga-like pictures. I also like to travel around Japan and I have been to various places. Of all the places I have traveled to, my favorite is Mt. Fuji, the most famous mountain in Japan. Below is a picture I took last year near Mt. Fuji.

A wonderful view of Mt. Fuji🗻

Reason for joining the company

Last year, I started job hunting in Japan and I joined Dandelions in September 2023.
The reason I joined the company was because I felt a good atmosphere at Dandelions. During the interview, I was asked about my hobbies. It was a very good interaction and there was no stress.
Also, there are people from various countries working at this company, which I thought was a very positive factor. For foreigners, working in Japan at a company made up of only Japanese people can be scary. For that reason, I felt a little relieved because people of different nationalities were working at a Japanese company.

Impressions after joining the company

The atmosphere is good, and most of my co-workers are in their 20s. My seniors listen to me and help me if I have any trouble. I was also able to learn new skills through various fields such as marketing, translation, and web design. Additionally, I was able to deepen my knowledge of important IT topics, which I believe will be advantageous in any future job.

That’s all for now.
Look forward to the next employee introduction!

社員紹介

皆さん、こんにちは。業務管理部の「ピュー🐤」です!
今回は、自己紹介と株式会社ダンデライオンズに入社するきっかけと入社した後の感想を話していきたいです。

自己PR

フランス人で、来日したのは今年2年間になります。大学の専門は日本語と日本文化で、日本の事は数年前から興味を持っています。趣味はアニメを観ることと、漫画っぽい絵を描くことです。日本を旅することも好きで、様々なところに行きました。旅した場所の中で、富士山の代表的な日本の山が一番好きです。以下、富士山の近くに去年撮った写真です。

富士山🗻の素敵な姿

入社するきっかけ

去年は日本で就職活動を始めて、2023年9月に株式会社ダンデライオンズに入社することになりました。
入社するきっかけは、株式会社ダンデライオンズの良い雰囲気を感じたからです。面接の時に、自分の趣味について質問されました。 とても良いやりとりで、ストレスはありませんでした。
また、この会社には様々な国の方が働いていて、それもとても良い要素だと思いました。外国人にとって、日本で日本の方だけの会社で働くのは怖いかもしれません。その理由で、日本の会社で国籍がバラバラの方が働いているので少し安心できました。

入社した後の感想

雰囲気も良く、同僚は20代がほとんどです。 先輩たちは話を聞いてくれて、困ったことがあれば助けてくれます。
マーケティング、翻訳、Web デザインなどの様々な分野を通じて、新しいスキルを学ぶことができました。また、重要なITに関する知識を深めることができて、将来的にはどの仕事でも有利になると思います。

今回は以上になります。
次回の社員紹介もお楽しみに~!

Engineer’s blog Introducing Outsystems and API.

Hello everyone, this is Ien from Unit 1. For this engineer’s blog, I will introduce what I learn on a daily basis.

This time, I’m using Outsystems to create an API.

Overview of Outsystems and APIs

What is Outsystems? What is API? I think there are people who will ask those questions.

OutSystems provides high-performance, low-code and cloud-native development platforms for forward-thinking enterprises globally.

API is an abbreviation for “Application Programming Interface”. Simply put, it refers to an interface that connects software, programs, and web services.

RestAPI is provided as an extension service of Outsystems. RestAPI is a type of program calling convention (API) for externally using a web system. Use RestAPI to expose methods that allow another system to retrieve or manipulate information.

How to create an API

I would like to introduce what I have created to help you learn more about Outsystems and the API.

To turn your company’s attendance system into a smartphone app using Outsystems, you will need an API that can be called from the app. So I created an API using the RestAPI service provided by Outsystems. The APIs called by the app are attendance information registration and annual leave registration.

In this article, we will introduce how to create a RestAPI service and RestAPI method in Outsystems.

・First, create a blank app.

① Start Outsystems and click “New Application”.

② Select “From scratch” and click “Next”.

③ Select “Reactive Web App” and click “Next”.

④Write the app name and Description and select “Create App”.

⑤ You have created the app.

⑥Click “Create Model” to open development tools etc. I became the catcher below.

・Next, follow the steps below to create a RestAPI service.

① Open the Integrations folder on the [Logic] tab.

② Right-click [REST] and select [Expose REST API…].

③ Set the name of RestAPI.

・Next, create a RestAPI method.

① Right-click the created RestAPI service and select [Add REST API Method].

② Set the name of the RestAPI method.

Example: GETRegisterUser

Double-click the creation method to display the API logic description.

This is the logic of the GETRegisterUser method.
Annual leave and attendance information will be displayed, and by pressing the annual leave, attendance, and attendance buttons, you can register the input information in the DB.

My inpressions

Since I had never touched the API in the past, I started from 0 this time. There were a lot of things I wasn’t sure about, but by looking up information on the internet and solving them one by one without panicking, I was able to complete the process. Thanks to this attendance system coordination assignment, I was able to learn about the field of API and accumulate new knowledge and skills, which was a great learning experience for me.

Next time, I would like to explain the contents of the method I created. looking forward to!

In-house study session: Low-code development experience using Outsystems

The theme of this in-house study session is “Low-code development experience using Outsystems.”
I am “TT” from Unit 2.

Outsystems has been featured frequently on engineer blogs, but we held a study session for those with no experience to try it out and deepen their understanding.
Additionally, this time we had members who had experience developing with Outsystems participating, and we could see their high level of interest.

The flow of this study session is as follows.

① Basic learning by watching videos

② Obtain a development account

③ High-speed development experience using scaffolding function

①Basic learning by watching videos

First, to look back on what I’ve learned so far, I watched learning videos provided by Outsystems official website.
The learning videos above are part of a training course, and review questions are provided at the end of each section to help you check your understanding.

A look at the study session. They were listening to the learning video with great interest.

② Obtain a development account

After that, we created an account for each participant in order to actually proceed with the development at hand.
By creating an account, a workspace is created in the cloud area, so individual development is possible by installing the development tool ServiceStudio.

③ High-speed development experience using scaffolding function

After setting up the environment, we demonstrated the development.

Here, we had students experience development using the scaffolding function of Outsysmtes.

This function is an Outsystems development assistance function that automatically creates templated list/detail screens based on entity (table) definitions that have been created in advance.
The existence of this feature allows Outsystems to create general master/detail screens much faster than with scratch development.
One member of the team who has actually done scratch development for web applications said, “It was more than I imagined that something that would have taken two to three days to do by hand could be done with such simple operations”.

In conclusion

This study session was mainly aimed at members who had no experience developing with Outsystems, so the learning content was mainly basic.
In the future, we will gradually step up the learning content, including screen development with Outsystems without using the scaffolding function,“batch data import/output function” and “utilization of the open source library “Forge”. We plan to continue learning about practical content.

Please look forward to the next study session article.

New Year’s Greetings & Diversity of Dandelions

Happy New Year!

Thank you very much for your continued support. We will continue to strive to further improve our services this year, so we appreciate your support!

We entered our 7th season last year, and Dandelions has been steadily growing, albeit little by little. We are looking forward to a very exciting year as we gradually increase the number of employees and work on business plans.

多賀大社

Impact of COVID-19

The world has faced great difficulties due to the effects of the new coronavirus. Dandelions was no exception to this great difficulty.

At Dandelions, we have prepared a secure network environment as an approach to telework since our founding, so setting up infrastructure for telework was not a problem.

What became difficult was “conveying information correctly”. When there was a high level of concern about the new coronavirus, the means of sharing information were online meetings, texts such as emails, and indirect sharing through managers.

Although we were able to communicate using any means of information sharing, there were many cases where the information was not conveyed correctly. There have been times when things have not been communicated correctly, leading to major misunderstandings.

Dandelions’ diversity and member cooperation

However, once we realized that the information was not being communicated correctly, we were able to immediately take measures to improve communication. I believe that one of the reasons we were able to improve the accuracy of information sharing and overcome the challenges was the diversity of our human resources and the cooperation of our members.

Dandelions has human resources gathered not only from Japan but also from various countries and regions such as the United States, France, the Czech Republic, Nigeria, China, and Vietnam. Each person has their own culture and values.

In order to understand diversity, we take cross-cultural communication and communicable Japanese training, including our non-Japanese members, and are working on communicative communication.

Within the company, we communicate and respect different cultures and generate new ideas and perspectives. We were able to improve the accuracy of information sharing by applying the consideration of diversity among our members to information sharing.

Thinking about growth and customer satisfaction through teamwork

I believe that by working together, we were able to accomplish things that we could not do alone. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, we worked hard every day to meet the needs of our customers.

We believe that the fact that we have been able to earn the trust and appreciation of our customers is the result of our teamwork.

This year, we aim to grow even further. To achieve this, we need to further deepen our diversity and cooperation, and we need to always put customer satisfaction first. The Dandelions aim to be united towards this goal.

Conclusion

Last but not least, for everyone, I sincerely hope that this year will be a wonderful year.
We appreciate your continued support of our company.
Thank you very much.