Conferences and User Groups
TNG was present at the OOP Conference in Munich with multiple showcases like "Real-time gesture control in a browser game" and the VR game "ParrotAttacks Unreal" as well as the lecture "Stereoscopic Style Transfer AI - art isn't what you see?". The latter was also held at the Intel AIDC in Munich. Another colleague spoke on the topic "FOSSology - Two New Approaches for Licence Scanning" at the Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama. TNG attended the Software Quality Days in Vienna, giving a lecture "How machines learn to code - Machine learning on source code".
Bavaria's Best 50
In 2018 TNG was amongst the awardees of "Bavaria's Best 50" for the forth time (after 2010, 2012, 2015).
Conferences und User Groups
TNG organized the MuniHac Haskell Hackathon together with Well Typed and assisted in the organization of the SwaCamp, an unconference about software architecture. Both events took place on TNG premises. Additionally, colleagues organized the Software Architecture Munich Meetup.
TNG was represented at the Artificial Intelligence Conference in London with the showcase "Stereoscopic Style Transfer AI - Art is not what you see?" as well as the lecture "How machines learn to code - Machine learning on source code". The latter talk was also held at the Oracle CodeOne in San Francisco.
A colleague also spoke on the topic "Self-Service Jenkins Toolchain through versioned Infrastructure as Code" at the DevOps World/Jenkins World in Nice.
TNG was present at the JavaZone in Oslo with the lectures "Test Driven Architecture" and "Beam me up - Holographic telepresence using the Hololens". A colleague spoke at the Flink Foward 2018 in Berlin and the Spark & Hadoop User Group Munich on the topic "Monitoring Flink with Prometheus". At the ROSCon 2018, a colleague gave a lecture "RViz - The tale of a migration to ROS 2.0".
A colleague gave a talk on the topic "Getting to a Lego® World Record through Perfect Planning" at the Children's University Zwickau.
A colleague gave a lecture at the LMU Munich Computer Science Teachers' Day 2018 on the topic "Blockchain - an Introduction to functional principles and utility". At the Java Forum Stuttgart on 4 July 2018, TNG was present with the talk "Beam me up - Holographic telepresence using the Hololens".
One of our colleagues spoke on "Apache Nifi - 21st Century Open Source Data Flows" at the Munich Data Engineering Meetup. At the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences Informatikfest, a colleague gave a short lecture "Dependency Analysis in Dynamic Languages".
Conference and User Group Talks
Two colleagues gave the lecture "Beam me up - Holographic telepresence using the Hololens" at the CodeMotion Amsterdam 2018. TNG was also present at the DWX Developer Week in Nuremberg with this lecture and the talk "A Practical Guide to Distributed Stream Processing".
Colleagues also gave talks at various User Groups, for instance "Architecture Documentation" at the Software Architecture Munich Meetup and "Advanced Package Management" at the Munich and Augsburg PHP User Groups.
LEGO Millenium Falcon World Record
Inspired by the Heise Livestream, a team of 27 TNG colleages set a new record of 2h 09min 54sec for the construction of the largest Lego set ever produced.
The attained frequency of just under one brick per second was achieved with careful planning. The "Product Owner" created a dependency graph over all 17 packets of the set and, based on that, created stories to be worked on independently by the building teams during the Legothon. Retrospectives and a review process reduced the error rate still further.
The current best time of 6:18:15 was reduced by almost two thirds, although with an unlimited team size.
Two of our colleagues gave a talk on the topic "Distributed Stream Processing - a Guide for Use in Practice" at the parallel 2018 in Heidelberg. TNG also attended the Javaland in Brühl near Köln, the GOTO Meeting in Amsterdam and the TeqNation in Utrecht with the lecture "Beam me up - Holographic telepresence using the Hololens". A colleague gave a lecture "Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis & Security by Design" at the Safety & Security 2018 in Munich. TNG was also present at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco with the showcase "ParrotAttacks VR" in the Intel booth.
Talks and Sponsorship
TNG was present at the Munich Nerd Nite with the Avatar Project, and the IntelBuzzWorkshop for Game Development in Berlin with the talk "Beam me up - Holographic telepresence using the Hololens". TNG sponsored the BobKonf 2018 in Berlin and gave a lecture on Akka Streams, as well as a workshop "Terminal GUIs with Haskell". A colleague gave a talk "Testing outside the Test Pyramid" at the Tech'n'Drinks in Munich.
TNG was present at the Atlassian booth and with three showcases at the Intel booth at the OOP 2018 in Munich. We gave talks on "Clear and Efficient Requirements Management with Atlassian Tools" and "Beam me up - Holographic telepresence using the Hololens". At the OOP TechFair colleagues presented new showcases from the TNG Hardware Hacking Team.