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May 2012 newsletter

May 15th, 2012 by
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At Orange11 there has been a lot going on in April, and in May there is even more in store, this blog covers a few of the highlights.

Welcome onboard

Firstly, we would like to welcome Jeroen Speekenbrink.Jeroen Jeroen started this week as Director Delivery Operations. Jeroen has been active in the software industry for well over 15 years and joins us from Inter Access. Jeroen will be responsible for running our entire delivery operation and will be a key strategic level contact for our customers. Welcome to the team Jeroen.

Hello Tracy

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Although it may sound like it, this is not another new team member, but Orange11’s successful new I-Pad app; Learn to write with Tracy. This iPad app has been developed to help children to learn to write letters & numbers.

Since its launch it hit the top 5 Educational apps in the Dutch apple store. It’s available for download in English & Dutch, try it out for yourself.

If you want to read more about the application check out our blog or visit our website for the case study.

Tick Tock Amsterdam here we come

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In just a few weeks it’s time for GOTO Amsterdam. We are very excited as we finalize the program. The Berurs van Berlage is going to rock with a host of top speakers and companies we have joining. If you have not signed up already, don’t miss out on a chance to mingle with the top tier of the software development industry. Blog readers that sign up now can get a further 25% discount. Remember when registering use the  discount code: orange11vip.

Training session at Berlin Buzzwords

bbuzzwords_logo_social_witheardate(1).pngI guess most of you have already got your tickets for Berlin Buzzwords THE event on scalable search, data-analysis in the cloud and NoSQL-databases. On request we will offer training opportunities the two days following the event (6th & 7th June). Register now for the Lucene & Solr training in a location very close to Urania in Berlin.

For all Berlin Buzzwords delegates we offer a EUR 300 discount so for more information & registration check out our website now. Discount code berlinbuzzwordsvip.

Up & Coming Rotterdam

A group of developers from Rotterdam (one of whom works for Orange11) have started up 010DEV; a social techy evening for those who live or work in Rotterdam (or not!). They have their first official social-tech event in May. They have some cool speakers too namely Trisha Gee presenting Disruptor and Peter Hilton who is going to set off in search of the perfect programmer. In between the sessions there ample opportunity to socialize and to taste some of Locus Publicus’ excellent beer. If you wanna go register here.

Another QTI success story

Building further on our expertise of the QTI assessment delivery engine, we have implemented this engine for yet another customer; ThiemeMeulenhoff. The Oefenmodule is part of a new portal where Educational content is connected to an assessment engine that has the ability to conduct tests. This new module has been developed based on ThiemeMeulenhoff’s existing DigiTrainer. Orange11 optimized the code and introduced new question types and introduced a feedback system that could prompt the use of tips or help. In a dashboard environment teachers can track progress, performance and results for individuals & groups of students. If you are interested in finding out more or a demo, then please contact us.

MongoDB User Group comes to Amsterdam
mongodb logoOrange11 are proud to initiate together with 10gen the MongoDB User Group to the Netherlands. The first session will be hosted at our monthly tech meeting. We will welcome to this session a MongoDB specialist from 10gen. A tentative date for the meet up is Thursday 7th June. We’re just mapping out logistics but sign up and we will send more information within the next week or so. Sign up for free and come and enjoy the usual pizza & beer too.

Caching for fun and profit

If you missed our last tech meeting the presentation is ready for download. It gives an overview of where & why caching matters in enterprise application architectures and then focuses on some practical applications and gotchas in Enterprise Java apps, like Hibernate’s 2nd level cache and Spring 3.1’s new caching abstraction. Here’s the presentation.

Thanks for reading as always.

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