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Overdue

Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: Andrew Gleave | Filed under: Company, mobile | No Comments »

As you may be able to tell, blogging isn’t one of my passions and I rarely think to update this blog – bad, I know.

However, that’s not to say I’m not doing I should probably blog about. So, as a way of getting things up to date in a concise manner, I’ll just list some interesting things I have been working on to get them out there.

New things

Since coming back from Singularity U last December, things have been changing. I’m the technical lead at a new startup company who are developing two products:

  • A new twist on contextual content presentation and delivery – more about that soon
  • A new iOS application and service based around the use of iBeacon technology and location tracking.

Both are due for beta/limited access release in the next 6 weeks so keep an eye out for updates.

Talks

I have given a few talks and presentations over the last few months:

  • A talk with Owen Cutajar presenting ideas and insight into what the Isle of Man can do to remain relevant in a world which is experiencing rapid technological growth. Slides
  • A similar talk to the above for the BCS.
  • An Intro to Node.js  - a talk for codeclub.im introducing Node and how to get started. The talk centered around the general concepts of Node and how to get started quickly and there was an interactive element where attendees built a realtime chat web app during the talk to illustrate some of the concepts. Code: https://github.com/andrewgleave/chatter-node
  • An Introduction to React.js – talk given for codeclub.im introducing Facebook/Instagram’s UI Javascript library. The talk was aimed at front-end developers building rich clientside applications and gave an overview of the library and provided a prototype application to serve as an example which was later featured on the React blog. Source: https://github.com/andrewgleave/react-weather Slides

The Open Elm Project has also been expanded to cover Sussex as well as the Isle of Man in an initiative lead by The Conservation Foundation. This is great news, and I’m pleased the project is helping conservation efforts further afield.

There are other developments as well but I will leave them for another post ;)



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