TEL monthly newsletter – May 2017

TEL monthly newsletter – May 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.


  • Scott Goldie is desperately hoping we get a client that wants to do some Virtual Reality, so much so that he wrote an introduction into the various platforms. Help Scott out, pay him to do the things he plays with for free.
  • Graham Polley wrote yet another article about Big Data, this time about the changes you need to make to your code to use Apache Beam – the new API for Google’s Dataflow. Graham goes on a lot about Big Data and never gets invited to parties. These things may be related.
  • Matt Gleeson wrote about Ampersand.js – because the world loves Javascript frameworks. By the time you read this, it’s probably not fashionable any more. Matt doesn’t care about fashion, he’s above all that sort of thing and so should you be.
  • Gareth Jones’ Google Home device wrote a roundup of Google I/O 2017, for which Gareth took the credit. He’s hoping this is a pattern that can be extended to all future work on AI, where he takes credit for the work of machines. He also enjoys referring to himself in the third-person.
  • Oh, what a surprise – Graham Polley wrote about Big Data again, this time with a post helping out new Big Query users by explaining some of the things that might not be obvious. He loves big data, and he cannot lie.
  • Darren Cibis joined in the Big Data party, with an article about partitioning tables in Big Query. He also loves big data, but does get invited to parties. And not just Big Data parties.


  • Ben Teese, who is almost six metres tall when not in human form, got accepted to present at Web Directions Code 2017, in Melbourne on August 3 & 4. He’ll be talking about static type checkers for Javascript. You should go, it’ll be great.

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