Blog: simplabs monthly update - April 2019

Mark Coleman

Communications and Community Outreach Specialist


Welcome to the second installment of our monthly update. Each month we cover the events and activities that have been happening at simplabs along with the things we're looking forward to. Enjoy.


Florian Pichler joins simplabs

We're very excited to announce that Florian Pichler has joined simplabs.

Florian’s career has varied from user interfaces and print design to frontend development but what ties his entire career together is a strong focus on user experience.

He has a wealth of experience doing consulting work around new technologies and both native and web-based apps. In this work he has helped to shape, design and bring to life projects for Audi, BMW, Microsoft, Zurich Insurance Group and many more.

Florian also speaks at events about design and development and is also a maintainer for BookPlayer, a free and open source iOS app for audiobooks.

Our CEO Marco says "I'm very happy to have Florian on board. His expertise in both the engineering and design fields as well as experience working with big corporate clients make him a valuable addition to the team and will allow us to bring more value to simplabs clients in the future."

simplabs welcomes new client Qonto

Qonto Logo

Equally as exciting is our new client Qonto, a Paris based VC funded Fintech startup who are “the ideal banking alternative for freelancers, startups and SMEs.”

Qonto reached out to simplabs looking for a combination of added engineering power and outside expertise to help their in-house engineers improve. We call this Team Augmentation and you can read the full annoucement here.

Other news

Chris Manson was on the Ember Weekend podcast talking about Empress. Listen to the full show here:

Also, Niklas Long put out a well received blog post about Elixir Umbrella Applications and testing with Mox here.

Upcoming Events

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.

simplabs sponsors ElixirConfEU 2019

We're very pleased to be sponsoring ElixirConfEU which is starting in Prague on the 8th of April. We've sent over a load of simplabs stickers, so grab one while you can.

ElixirConfEU 2019

EmberFestEU 2019 tickets go on sale soon


Also, we've been busy behind the scenes getting ready for this year's EmberFestEU. We have booked the venue and will announce the host city soon - there are some hints on the website already though so go see whether you can find them. Early bird tickets are going on sale soon so keep an eye on the twitter for more news as well.


The next DublinJS meetup, taking place in May and hosted by Chris Manson, is already online. Speakers to follow soon.

The next Ember.js Dublin meetup will take place on April 18th will be an Ember Contributor workshop. Chris Manson will be running a "workshop to get you started contributing to one of the many Ember projects". Details here.

Past Events

EmberConf 2019

simplabs sent a group of people to EmberConf2019 in Portland where Ricardo Mendes hosted a contributor workshop and Jessica Jordan gave a talk about Crafting Web Comics in Ember.

EmberConf2019 Team Photo


And last but not least, Marco hosted Elixir Munich, Chris hosted Ember.js Dublin and DublinJS and Jessica hosted Ember.js Berlin!

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