Blog: simplabs monthly update - May 2019

Mark Coleman

Communications and Community Outreach Specialist


Welcome to the third 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.


Samanta de Barros joins simplabs

We’re very excited to announce that Samanta de Barros has joined simplabs.

Samanta started out her career as a .Net and Java developer before shifting her attentions to Ember and Rails as she preferred the agility of web applications. Her work as a consultant helped Samanta to build experience with many different types of companies. She has shared this experience in talks at events including EmberConf and JSDay Uy. Watch Samanta's EmberConf talk "Let's Test that Addon!" here.

Our CEO Marco says “I'm very happy to have Samanta on board. Her expertise with both Ember.js and Rails as well as experience with consulting international clients and as a public speaker make her a great fit to our team and we all look forward to working with her.”

ember-intl-analyzer released

Yet another cool tool to emerge from out work with Qonto!

The ember-intl-analyzer CLI tool analyzes your app code and finds unused translations for you and will soon provide warnings for missing and broken translations too.

Check it out here:

simplabs is a founding sponsor of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation

We are very pleased to be a founding sponsor of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation alongside companies like Cisco, Whatsapp Inc. and Erlang Solutions.

The Erlang Ecosystem Foundation is a new non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the state of the art for Erlang, Elixir, LFE, and other technologies based on the BEAM.

Join the mailing list here or follow them on Twitter to be kept up-to-date.

Other news

In other news Tobias Bieniek released a well received blog post about automatically updating dependencies on internal Gitlab servers.

Chris Manson joined Jen Weber for an episode of "May I ask a question", the weekly Emberjs Q&A livestream here.

And last but not least Ricardo Mendes released a new episode of the Conversas em Código podcast, this time talking about Twilio, WebSockets, Phoenix Presence and more.

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.

Ember.js Berlin - Javascript for Beginners

On May 24th and 25th Jessica Jordan is leading a Javascript for beginners workshop.

Day 1 is an installation party to make sure that everybody is set up for day 2 when attendees will be guided through creating their first web application using EmberJS. The workshop is open to women and those who are non-binary, and you can sign up using the links below!

Day 1 & Day 2.

Jessica Jordan at JSConfEU


On the 1st of June Jessica Jordan is speaking at JSConfEU with her talk "Crafting Comics for Literally Everyone" she highlights how you can craft an immersive webcomic experience that is accessible for blind, visually-impaired and sighted readers alike!

Full talk details here.

Ricardo Mendes talking at Commit Porto

On the 22nd of June Ricardo Mendes is giving the talk "Thriving through the hype cycle: an Ember.js story" at CommitPorto.

Full talk details to follow soon.

Jessica speaking at FullStackCon London

In London this July Jessica Jordan is speaking at FullStackConf with her talk "Crafting Comics or Literally Everyone".

Follow their Twitter for updates as the event approaches.

EmberFest - October 17th & 18th - Earlybird tickets sold out


The EmberFest early bird tickets are now sold out!

Taking place in Copenhagen in October, EmberFestEU brings together the European Ember community for two days of talks and activities.

Grab a ticket here while you still can and keep an eye on the twitter for updates as the conference takes shape.

Past Events

Open Source Contribution workshop with Qonto at EmberJSParis

On April 23rd Tobias Bieniek and Ricardo Mendes led an open source contribution workshop with the EmberJSParis meetup group at the Qonto offices.

The evening was a great success with many pull requests made to guides, addons and ember-cli... someone even wrote an RFC!

The event was later covered in The Ember Times. Well done to all involved!

simplabs sponsored ElixirConf EU 2019

We were proud sponsors on ElixirConfEU which took place in Prague on the 8th and 9th of April and by all accounts was a fantastic event.

Tobias Bieniek's talk from EmberCamp Chicago 2019 released

And lastly, looking way back to September 2018, Tobias Bieniek's talk from EmberCamp Chicago, "Internationalization: It's Easy in Ember" was released and is now available on YouTube.

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