21 Dec 2018 TEL Newsletter – December 2018
Shine’s TEL group was established in 2011, like the date is important. We publicise the great technical work that Shine does, and raise the company’s profile as a technical thought-leader in the community through blogs, local meetup talks, conference presentations, and tattooing our logo on drunk developers. We curate all the noteworthy things that Shiners have been doing and publish a newsletter that nobody reads. Join us for a slightly festive edition. After all, nobody does Christmas better than corporate blogs.
On Santa’s Good List:
- Shahin Namin, an actual wizard (just ask to see his wand), showed off his augury skills by predicting the weather using ML. He then went on to read the entrails of a freshly slaughtered yak, giving each employee of Shine an individual, personalised forecast of the time and manner of their violent (and often embarrassing) deaths. So thoughtful of him. He will be Guest of Honour at Shine’s upcoming Summer Barbecue And Witch-Burning, so look out for that. Bring marshmallows to toast.
- Kim Bratzel enthralled us with Getting Started with Azure Kubernetes Service, which I’m struggling to write anything funny about. Or festive. F*ck it, here’s a picture of a reindeer.
- Carrying on with the comedy-destroying kubernetes theme, Ryan Siebert wrote about Deploying a full stack application to Google Kubernetes Engine. Merry Christmas.
- David “Certifications” Ensikat, went to OWASP AppSec Day 2018 – Melbourne, which is just a collection of letters jumbled up that make no sense. OWASP AppSec. AMFART OppShop. ABFAB UmpSlap. DIMKNOB BotNot.
- Michael Bloch gave us his beautiful poem on Road to InSpec(t) AEM (OpenCloud). Quite moving, and so deep. A lot to think about there. Look out for his forthcoming book: “Meditations on Mortality (AEM OpenCloud)”.
- Archit Kejariwal went to DDD Melbourne Conference 2018, the annual Dodgeball meetup. We all remember the five Ds of Dodgeball of course: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.
the dogs of waryour internal corporate intranet site!
- Kai Xia gave us Drift detection in Cloudformation: A first look, which was the discarded title for the movie which eventually became Tokyo Drift.
- Alan Young infiltrated the Shearwater Capture The Flag 2018 competition with his crack team of people who totally knew what they were doing.
- Priya CR gave us SSO with SAML Authentication Using Shibboleth IDP. In the Bible, the pronunciation of the word “shibboleth” incorrectly resulted in forty-two thousand Ephraimites being slaughtered (this is not a joke, by the way, look it up). Nowadays we are much more tolerant, except in the case of people who say “scone” wrong.
- Noted certification collector, David Ensikat, went to AWS re:Invent 2018 – Event Wrap and gave us his thoughts. You too could attend this event, you just need to have passed a minimum of 38 AWS certification exams.
- Elder God Ben Teese, bless his tentacles, temporarily roused from his slumber deep beneath the oceans to give us his wisdom. Doing The Simplest Thing That Can Possibly Work (If You’re Not Sure What To Do Next) Heed his warnings, or death will surely follow.
Presentations & meetups:
- Gareth Jones, famous confuser of cats, gave his sentiment analysis presentation at a different Google Devfest in November. This was totally a different presentation to the one he gave at YOW! Data earlier in the year, and not recycled at all.
- Erin Zimmer, thrice-mentioned-in-this-article, gave a presentation at MelbJS about… *checks notes*… web components.
Upcoming things & other random news:
- Web Components.
- Web Components.