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SimpleGifts say thanks

LShift was very pleased to receive this as a result of a donation we made to SimpleGifts. The donation will be used to buy video equipment that will help them promote their work of building community links in London’s Tower Hamlets. SimpleGifts run multiple day and after-school programs and lunch clubs for seniors.

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Je suis ein Berliner

Today sees the creation of the LShift office in Berlin. LShift Services GmbH will be providing software development and consulting services to companies in Germany and the rest of mainland Europe.

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CAN launched

LShift have written a software platform for The Cartesius Advisory Network (CAN), a new international advisory business that launched this week.

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Putting RabbitMQ in the cloud

Bigwig is now available on Heroku. It’s been a big week for Bigwig! We’re now live on Heroku with plans ranging from a no-cost testing tier through to production-ready services. The Bigwig add-on is powered by the open source RabbitMQ broker and comes with a slew of advantages for developers and organisations: Scale your applications.…

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Skyline/Highrises. Photo taken by Nils Jeppe, released under {{cc-by-sa-2.0}} at WikiTravel.org

Typesetr at the Frankfurt Book Fair

LShift and its partners from the Leuphana Inkubator (University of Hamburg) presented Typesetr(™) to a packed session at this year’s Frankfurt Bookfair during the “The Future of Higher Education and Academic Publishing” seminar. Typesetr had just undergone a complete UI refresh and integration with the Zotero citation and bibliography service before the show and so…

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Forces bolstered

After an intense drive to recruit over the last year we are proud to welcome a number of new staff. They bring a wealth of experience and talent. Guy Strelitz fills the Programme Manager role. Joining the Lead Developers are Alex Thomas, Panos Katsaroumpas, Ash Hewson, Sam Carr, Robin Green and Shaun Tehari. We are…

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Lead Developer and Programme Manager sought

For those of you paying attention you will see we are advertising our regular “Lead Developer” position and we’re also now looking to fill a “Programme Manager” position, which is a rare event for us. At its heart our development model centres the focus of project management around the Lead Developer. We’re always on the…

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LShift presents at Royal Academy

LShift presented one of its research projects to an audience at the Royal Academy last month.

Tomás Fano [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

LShift hosts San Sebastián

LShift was delighted to host a sizeable delegation of tech companies from the Basque region recently. The Economic Development Agency for the city of San Sebastián brought representatives from 22 companies to spend a day discussing a variety of issues and (with expert simultaneous translators on hand) pose a wide range of questions from how LShift was founded to how it sustains and develops its lead developer model.

By Daniel Lin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Software auditors for Lloyd’s of London

Lloyd’s asked us to take a look at the security design of a new gaming business that they had been asked to underwrite – this start-up has an interesting gaming model which has insured the payout of all wins over a certain value. For Lloyds, the maths works, but only if the software actually does what it should.