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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.
Customized Product Sorting
TNG developed a sorting algorithm for one of the largest European online shopping communities in the fashion market. The algorithm reorders the displayed products in real time, taking into account the community's buying behaviour as well as that of the individual customer. Visitors to the shop are shown the products that fit their individual size profile first, so that customers no longer need to use a size filter to find a suitable garment.
The size profile management can be accessed, thanks to AWS, via a simple REST API. To ensure the best possible performance, an elastic search plugin was also developed. This is installed directly in the shop system and is responsible for sorting the results list.
Development of a Trade Convention App
Using React and Node.js, we created a web application to accompany product sampling at trade conventions for a large engineering company.
Visitors were able to use the application on tablets or mobile devices. The display was optimized for various screen sizes using responsive design. Users rated various product qualities, while the currently selected rating was attractively visualized. Afterwards the application processed and analysed the answers, presenting users with a comparison of their rating with the average of all previous ratings.
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".
Elastic Stack Upgrade
TNG performed an upgrade of the central Elastic Stack for company-wide logging at a large insurance company. This was a two-stage process, using an intermediate version to reach the latest version. It was the first upgrade of this system altogether and had to be executed manually, without central server management, on each server. At the same time, 6TB of production data in the stack was moved to new hardware. Despite these large scale changes, the effects on users were very small.