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June 2020

JHipster at TNG

A recent workshop with JHipster Core Developer David Steiman ensured that a number of our consultants can optimally support our clients and are up to date with the state of the art in JHipster, in keeping with TNG's ethos of continued professional development for all colleagues, even during the Corona crisis. JHipster is one of the Java world's most popular code generators, and sees much activity on GitHub as well as being used by many companies. The workshop covered topics such as fast realisation of proof-of-concepts and sketching of microservice landscapes. Particularly central was the question of how applications can be developed so as to avoid maintenance-heavy JHipster upgrades.

The workshop took place before Big Techday 2020, under whose auspices David Steiman, together with Frederik Hahne, presented a talk on the JHipster Development Platform. The talk is available on YouTube (in German).

May 2020

Big Techday talks now available online

Were you unable to attend the Virtual Big Techday on May 8th? Missed a talk? Or was there a talk so good you want to watch it again? Many talks are now online in our YouTube playlist. From A ("Autonomous Football Robots in the RoboCup Small Size League") to Z ( "Wie Zahlen Farben Schaffen - How Numbers Create Colours") you'll find it all there. Happy Watching!

May 2020

TNG with deepfakes on WDR

How deceptively real are deepfakes? And do they also work in real time? In the WDR programme “reporter”, TNG Innovation Hacking shed light on how photo-realistic and high-quality deepfakes can be, with a demonstration of reporter Saadet Czapski appearing to present "Tagesschau“, the best-known German news programme. Deep Fakes are images or videos that have been altered or falsified by artificial intelligence techniques, and are mostly used in "face swapping", i.e., faces are exchanged in order to create the illusion of seeing another person in the picture or video. TNG's team explained how, after two days of training the artificial neural networks, the results look deceptively real. Deep Fakes can even be created in real time, using a technology that has been developed for research purposes only and that is presented in the report. The technology developed by TNG is not accessible to the public and has the purpose of creating media competence and an awareness of how well-advanced the technology in this area already is. The report was broadcasted on June 1st, 2020 and can be seen on YouTube.

May 2020

A virtual event location for the Big Techday

We have set up the event location for our Big Techday conference, which will be taking place tomorrow (8th of May 2020). This year, instead of carrying chairs and moving tables – it took lots of code! Our virtual event location has (almost) everything normally found at a conference - although we sadly cannot provide food this year. There are zoom webinars representing each of our "lecture rooms", and it's possible to switch back and forth between them. The talks will also be streamed live on Youtube (Link). Various Slack channels are available to chat with our speakers and other attendees. There will even be tours through our exhibition!

April 2020

Big Techday the Thirteenth - anything but ordinary

Coming soon: TNG presents the annual Big Techday. The science and technology conference, with a focus on IT, will stream live online on Friday May 8th, 2020. We are excited to present talks on subjects such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, programming languages as well as on trends and topics far removed from the regular everyday of IT consulting, e.g. the interaction of science and philosophy. The Big Techday offers an opportunity to think outside the box and gain insights into many varied and highly interesting fields. This year our speakers include, Pawel Kmiec "The Story of Glomar Explorer in a Giant LEGO Version", Joseph Viehauser and Maximilian Bode "Creating a Data-Driven, Cloud-Native Ecosystem at the BMW Group", as well as many more. Further information including the complete timetable and abstracts of the talks can be found here. We are already looking forward to a uniquely interesting and entertaining Big Techday.

February 2020

Conferences und User Groups

TNG colleagues were still out and about towards the end of the year, giving lectures at various conferences, for instance at the ContainerConf 2019 with the lecture "Tools for building container images". At the ObjektForum in Munich two colleagues supported the heroic mission to "Rescue the Mudolith". Colleagues were also pleased to speak in front of enthusiastic listeners at the WiMa Congress in Ulm and ML Conference in Berlin.

In November and December TNG also organized events and meetups, such as the two day Software Architecture and Design Bar Camp SwaCamp 2019 or the Scrum Speakers Munich Meetup.

October 2019

Conferences and User Groups

In September and October our colleagues were out and about again presenting the topics "Deep Fakes" and Style Transfer in showcases and lectures: at the NerdNite and Media Days in Munich, the Autumn Campus in Nuremberg, the JavaZone Conference in Oslo, the KanDDDinsky in Berlin and the JFall in Ede.

Colleagues also gave lectures on diverse topics, such as "7 ways to run Apache Flink on AWS" or "Automated Testing of an Angular Application" at various conferences. TNG was preset at the AWS Community Day Germany, the WDC Conference and the Open Source Summit Europe.

TNG also took part in Meetups and User Groups in September and October: the Piazza Meetup, the Software Architecture Meetup Nuremberg and Meetup der Wardley Mapping Community. We again organized the  Haskell Hackathon MuniHac in September.

August 2019

Big Techday 12 Videos now live

The Big Techday, our annual conference on science and IT, took place for the twelfth year on 7 June 2019, comprising more than 40 lectures in up to seven parallel tracks. The videos of many lectures can now be found on the program page.

We are proud of the successful twelfth edition of our Big Techday and are already looking forward to next year: Big Techday 13 takes place on 8 May 2020. Save the date!

August 2019


Summer is internship time at TNG and we were happy to welcome 18 interns with ten different nationalities and from six different universities in June, July and August.

Many students joined us from the United Kingdom. This is partly due to our partnership with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 2019 we were named Gold Standard Internship Host by the University of Oxford, due to the very good co-operation.

August 2019

Conferences and User Groups

TNG gave a talk "Style Transfer AI - How Neural Nets generate Art" at the TDWI Conference and the DWX Developer Week. Also at the DWX Developer Week, TNG colleagues hosted a workshop on Kubernetes basics. TNG was represented at the Summer BOB 2019 in Berlin with a lecture, "Functional Design Patterns".

TNG also hosted a meeting of the Wardley Mapping Community Munich and organized the Design Thinking Munich Meetup as well as the PyData Meetup.

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