Blog: simplabs monthly update - March 2019

Mark Coleman

Communications and Community Outreach Specialist


Welcome to our new monthly update. Each month we'll cover the events and activities that have been happening at simplabs. Enjoy.


Ricardo Mendes from the Ember.js Core Team joins simplabs

We're very excited to announce that Ricardo Mendes from the Ember.js core team has joined simplabs.

Before Ricardo joined the team we were pleased to sponsor him through the Ember.js sponsorship program. Chris Manson spent his 20% time pairing with Ricardo on Guidemaker to add features to help the Ember Octane documentation process and released a 1.0 of Guidemaker.

Our CEO Marco says "We are very excited to welcome Ricardo Mendes to simplabs. Being a long-term member of the Ember Core Team, we have been in touch with him for years already. His deep knowledge and teaching ability will be hugely beneficial for our clients."

EmberConf 2019

EmberConf 2019

EmberConf 2019 in Portland starts on March 18th and we're proud to be sponsoring the event. We'll also be taking some members of the team along.

Ricardo Mendes will host a Contributors Workshop along with Jen Weber from BioBright.

Also, Jessica Jordan will be giving a talk about Crafting Web Comics in Ember which promises to be a very fun and informative talk.

If you're attending EmberConf 2019 and would like to speak to us about our work, please please get in touch.

Ember.js film premiere

Ember.js - The Documentary

We are very pleased that our CEO Marco Otte-Witte was featured alongside Ember.js co-creators Yahuda Katz and Tom Dale in HoneyPot's new film "Ember.js - The Documentary"!

The film was premiered at meetups across Europe and we'd like to thank Honeypot for putting it together.


We're always interested in new speakers for the various meetups we're involved in. If you'd like to give a talk, please get in touch.

Upcoming events

simplabs are involved in two upcoming meetups this month. On March 28th Chris Manson will be reviving the Ember.js Dublin meetup with an Ember Octane Workshop at the Intercom offices. Register here.

On the same day in Munich Marco is hosting the Elixir Munich meetup with talks from Peer Stritzinger, Philipp Neugebauer and Sami Buzz. Sign up on the meetup page here.

Past Events

February was a busy month for events. Jessica gave a talk at c't webdev where she spoke about Crafting Web Comics in Ember. Also, Jessica is co-organized Ember.js Berlin on March 5th with Rami Al-Rihawi and Isaac Ezer.

Marco ran the February Ember.js meetup featuring Toon Verwaest and Michael Klein.

Tobias Bieniek asked the question Help! How do you let others know what’s going on when you’re 8000 feet up in the air in a plane without an engine?! at !!Con West.

Finally, Chris Manson co-organized the DublinJS meetup at Workday with with Gabriel Costa and Luciano Mammino.

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