TEL monthly newsletter – July 2017

TEL monthly newsletter – July 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.


  • One blog to rule them all this month: “Java 9 – Project Jigsaw” by Neil Henry, lifting the lid on some module loading controversy in everyone’s favourite legacy language. Neil Henry is no stranger to controversy himself, being the major driving force behind the “No Straddling South Of Dollis Hill” rule introduced to competition Mornington Crescent in 2005.


  • Ben Teese added to the souls pledged to His Eternal Crusade, their worship freely given upon meeting His terrible gaze at Web Directions Code on Aug 3-4. In exchange for ancient secrets of Type Checking in Javascript that humans were never meant to know, their life force was added to His own, and He will soon be unstoppable.
  • The inaugural GDG Cloud Melbourne Meetup was a triumph. I’m making a note here: huge success. Three great speakers from Google, and unfortunately Gareth from Shine. DGxZfCRWsAI9ovw
  • I mean, sure, he’s really ridiculously good-looking. And the presentation was awesome, despite some technical difficulties. But he’s no Graham Polley. (Photo courtesy of GDG Cloud Melbourne on Twitter)
  • Speaking of Graham Polley, noted lover of Big Data and bog-snorkelling champion, he presented a quick talk on Google’s new Video Intelligence API at the July GDG Melbourne meetup.

Upcoming Presentations:

  • Suken Shah, prophesied to be the only one able to stop Ben Teese’s eventual enslavement of Earth’s people, will be presenting at the GDG Cloud Melbourne Meetup in September. Sign up, and heed his wisdom. It’ll mostly be about Serverless Microservices in App Engine, but you never know – this may be your only chance to save yourself. Also speaking at the event will be Google’s Scott Thomson (no known prophecies concern him). If you feel like speaking at an upcoming GDG Cloud Melbourne session, fill in this form.
  • Suken Shah’s twin brother, confusingly also named Suken Shah, will be presenting at the Melbourne JVM meetup on September 6. This will be a talk about Java 9 compilation – how to get some performance optimisations out of it.
  • Cliff Subagio, who likes to whittle his own integrated circuits from rocks he finds on the beach, will be speaking at Jenkins World, in San Francisco at the end of August. Tickets are almost sold out, so steal the company credit card quickly.
  • DevFest Melbourne 2017 will take place on October 21. Graham Polley will be presenting, but don’t let that put you off – there are some other speakers that are really good.
  • It’s a shame that Gareth Jones isn’t presenting, he’s so dreamy.
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