28 March 2014 | Events, News

Certified Microsoft Partners, IKEA Events go live and Sushi!

Author: Greg Shiel

It has been another productive week here at Dovetail. We were helped, no doubt, by the addition of the new Aeron chairs, which were discussed extensively last week. They’re still comfortable! 

As a result of Mossy and Tomás excelling in their Microsoft Certified Professional exams a couple of weeks ago, Dovetail has been upgraded to being Microsoft Silver Partners.

Microsoft Partner

To celebrate, we had a nice sushi lunch in the office from Michie Sushi in Ranelagh. (Martin’s sister-in-law is from Japan and she says this is the best sushi around. And although the gyoza was good, Martin says it’s not as good as Emi’s!) 

Sushi for lunch

The IKEA project that we discussed in vague terms last week has gone live. IKEA Store Events allows stores to take bookings online for their free instore events. There aren’t any events in Dublin this time around, unfortunately, but we’ll let you know when they happen!

Martin, Garrett and Trevor spent a lot of the week architecting a tender proposal.  Drawings, sketches, whiteboarding – and lots of animated debate!

Martin and Tomás delivered the last set of requirements on the CIE (Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann) Leap Card Integrated Ticketing interface.  This system takes subscription data from CIE’s bespoke Taxsaver System, transforms it into Leap Card ticket requests, interfaces with HP’s Leap Card Access Point, then processes all responses in the other direction.  Built upon Garrett’s LUAS library, testing has been successful and Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann will go live very soon…

Meanwhile, Trevor was in Wembley on Wednesday visiting IKEA. They were discussing the future of the Athena Kiosks project, and it all looks very exciting. I was hoping he’d bring back some oranges, but alas not this time.

OK, Mossy and Trevor have cracked open the Friday beer, it’s time to sign off. Enjoy the weekend!

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