TEL monthly newsletter – April 2017

TEL monthly newsletter – April 2017


Shine’s TEL group was established in 2011 with the aim of publicising the great technical work that Shine does, and to raise the company’s profile as a technical thought-leader through blogs, local meet up talks, and conference presentations. Each month, the TEL group gather up all the awesome things that Shine folk have been getting up to in and around the community. Here’s the latest roundup from what’s been happening.


  • Again, another great blog post title from Mario Quintana – “It’s not you, it’s your form“. This post outlines five tips for improving form design.
  • Nic Hobbs recently whizzed up to Sydney, and attended the 2017 AWS Sydney Partner day & Summit. Here’s a roundup of the event from himNote: we really do believe him that he went, even though he “forgot” to take a single picture while he was there 😉


Local Meetups:

  • Shine hosted the April Melbourne Google Developers Group (GDG) meet up at our offices in Melbourne’s CBD. The night included talks on testing Android apps, and also sneak preview of the upcoming annual Google IO event in Mountain View.

Other Interesting & Cool Things:

  • Shine recently undertook a pro bono project for the Queens Fund Victoria. Founded in 1887, they are one of Victoria’s oldest charities, run by women for women. They provide emergency grants for Victorian women and their children, who are suffering from financial distress. Shine happily offered to rebuild their backend web portal to make it easier for the social workers to submit applications on behalf of the women in need. The entire solution was rebuilt using Google Cloud Platform, in particular using Google App Engine, and Cloud SQL. Massive shout out to all the team involved in this incredibly inspiring project.

  • Shiners Peter Fuggle & Nick Freemantle hosted a Docker workshop for students at RMIT last week. The feedback from RMIT and students was super positive, and they have even asked Shine to run another session later in the year. Well done guys!
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