UHack2017 - Biggest Hackathon in Tassie

Published: Mon 11 December 2017
By Andrew McGee
Tags: hackathon innovation technology startup makers UTAS

The biggest Hackathon in Tasmania has just come to a close over the weekend. Hosted by The University of Tasmania, 19 teams from Burnie, Launceston and Hobart competed over 3 days to develop a working software application, a business model and a pitch video.

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Email Form Validation with New TLD's

Published: Thu 15 December 2016
By Andrew McGee
Tags: TLD javascript domains web HTML forms

I thought I would write up a quick piece about email validation routines. It's something that has been really bugging me ever since I took up one of the new generic top level domains - '.technology'.

I have discovered many websites from organisations big and small that refuse to accept this as a valid email address. Mostly because of outdated javascript validation routines on the web forms. I have even had folks try to tell me this is not a valid email address!

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ETL with Pentaho Data Integration

Published: Tue 12 April 2016
By Andrew McGee
Tags: Big Data ETL Pentaho

This quick guide is for those who want to get started with Pentaho Data Integration and learn the very basics. Duration is about: 15 - 20 mins.

I wanted to show how you can do some basic extraction and manipulation with Pentaho Data Integration so I'm using the same source file - LinkedIn contacts extracted from your own profile.

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