This June one of our stellar Android Developers, Silvio Brasil, made the journey to the GOTO Conference & Workshop in the city of fries, cheese and poffertjes – Amsterdam. Renown for its insight into cutting edge and trending technologies this year’s overarching theme at GOTO was ‘Digital Transformation’. The two days of workshops saw Silvio dive deep into the world of data science and machine learning so naturally, we wanted to find out what he learnt.
In May this year, Jonathan C, Bilue’s Senior Android Developer from our Melbourne office was one of the several thousand developers selected at random to attend Google I/O 2017 in Mountain View, California. With a welcoming conference bag that included a T-shirt, water bottle, glasses, sunscreen and a casual Google Home (the push on AI was huge this year), Jonathan was ready to take the next few days of forward-thinking announcements on board.
Renowned as the “technology conference with soul”, two of Bilue’s designers, Amy and Anna, took off to Wellington this February to get the latest in the world of design and development. They returned refreshed, revived and replenished with ideas and stories thanks to Webstock and the city of Wellington itself.
Despite being touted as ‘windy Wellington’, the air was crispy and still. The bright-faced UX passionates gathered at St James Theatre where the conference would take place over the next two days. Webstock’s details were finessed with attention and taste; branded mugs and t-shirts, the abundance of ice-cream sandwiches divine, the stage lighting and setup was clear and colourful. Even the conference credits were considered by including every attendee’s name as though they had all watched a film they were all a part of.
The 2nd of December, 2016.
We knew that Friday the 2nd of December would be a scorcher. As some of us stepped into the office before lunch we were already sweaty. The forecast predicted tops of 38 degrees, only adding to the intensity that would result from a combination of harsh competition, kinetic limits, good times and lots of alcohol.