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Munich Team wins the Hyperloop Pod Competition
TNG was the first sponsor of the TU Munich's Hyperloop team. The first ideas for participation in the competition run by SpaceX and Elon Musk go back to autumn 2015. The efforts of the student team, involving up to 30 students, were rewarded with victory in the competition and the prizes for "fastest pod" and "best performance in flight". Neither the strong competition from Delft and MIT nor the heavy rain and customs' confiscation of the batteries could prevent the win. We congratulate the team and look forward to the talk at the next Big Techday!
Replacement of a Legacy-Web-Application
We supported a client with an online platform in the development of a website, using ES6, React and Fluxible with high test automation. The backend employs a microservice architecture with Scala, Kafka and MongoDB. After several months of development, the legacy version of the top entry page was replaced by a newly developed page with responsive design.
Talks and Sponsorship
TNG employees gave talks at various conferences: "Functional and low-level: watching the STG execute" at the Haskell Exchange in London, "Avatar - Telepresence robotics with Nao and Kinect" at the ChartaCloud Nao World Congress in the NERVE Center at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, "Scaled Agile Software Development in Practice" at the W-JAX 2016 in Munich, "Behaviour-Driven Development in Java with JGiven" at the Devoxx Belgium in Antwerp. We also gave a keynote lecture at the graduation party for students of Computer Science at the LMU Munich on the topic "Computer Science, Time and Responsibility".
We helped to organize the PHP User Group and Design Thinking Munich, as well holding a talk and kata on "JGiven - a BDD Framework for Java". We also sponsored the Lean Startup Machine.
TNG gave an interview on the topic Digital Transformation
AWS | CloudFront | Lambda
We helped a customer in the eCommerce sector to host catalogue images in the cloud, dealing with data in the order of terabytes. The technologies used included AWS (S3, CloudFront, Lambda, SQS), Spring Boot and Cassandra.
We held a talk on the topic Business Intelligence (BI) together with one of our clients at the TDWI (www.tdwi.eu) roundtable in Leipzig.
TNG gave talks at several conferences: "JGiven: Pragmatic BDD for Java" at the JavaOne in San Francisco, "Avatar - Telepresence robotics with Nao and Kinect" at the Nao World Congress in Lowell, Massachusetts, "See like a terminator – Augmented Reality with Oculus Rift" at the IoT Conference in Berlin and "Large-Scale Anonymization at Telefonica Germany powered by Apache Flink" at the Berlin Flink Forward 2016.
We also organized the first Software Architecture Munich Meetup event.
Spring Boot | Pull Request
Spring Boot accepted the pull request that we created for one of our customers.
Sponsoring and Talks
As in previous years TNG sponsored the Java Forum Stuttgart again in 2016, attended with a large number of people and gave a talk on "Spark vs. Flink". Furthermore, we sponsored the SoCraTes in Soltau and supported the organization of the event.
At the Flink Meetup Munich two of our employees gave a talk on "Flink in Production: Lessons Learned."