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Exploring uncharted datasets

Thibaud Colas, 15 May 2017

I’m a self-diagnosed data nerd. For me, there’s nothing like trying to make sense of a phenomenon by looking at data, exploring an uncharted dataset to uncover insights. Sure, I don’t expect everyone to be as excited as I am about the ...

Bringing our mad skillz to Wagtail

Thibaud Colas, 03 May 2017

Springload regularly attends development sprints of Wagtail. They’re a great occasion to meet with other core contributors, and drive the project together towards the needs of its users, aka our clients. In the past our work has taken us to Ede, Netherlands, and Cape ...

De-clutter your storage unit

Alan Doak, 10 April 2017

Websites can be like storage units – full of stuff that you don't really need but can't bear to get rid of.

Big deal alert: we’re Honorees in the 21st Annual Webby Awards

Ines Almeida & Nathan Brown, 05 April 2017

We’ve been working with Kris since we first built his site in 2011 and we’re thrilled to announce that we’re honorees in the Webbys under the Technical Achievement category.

Want to work at Springload? Here's why you should!

Alan Doak, 22 March 2017

Stuart is becoming a star, first as a speaker at JSCon, and now starring in the LookSee campaign that's being run by the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency and Workhere New Zealand, supported by New Zealand Immigration and NZTech.

Exploring static isomorphism

16 March 2017

Why we’re migrating unit tests to Jest (and why you should too)

Vincent Audebert, 23 February 2017

At Springload, we’re in love with using React to create rich experiences. One of the challenges React solves is making unit tests relevant for user interfaces. Recently, we decided to migrate our tests to Jest (a testing framework also created by Facebook) to leverage ...

Solidarity and self-care in dangerous times

03 February 2017

At our client Christmas party last year, Bron gave an impassioned speech about, well, how craptastic 2016 had been, from a political, environmental, and global POV. We all laughed at the time, drinks clinking, expletives flying, because we thought surely 2017 would be better.

Awesome Wagtail

Thibaud Colas, 02 February 2017

A few months ago I attended a Wagtail development sprint, hosted by team Lukkien in the Netherlands. This made me realise the breadth of jobs Wagtail is used for, some very different from what we do with it here at Springload. It prompted me to ...

We held Wellington’s first Django Girls workshop and it was awesome

Sam Sanders, 16 January 2017

With the increasing focus on getting women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) lately, it was only natural that Springload get involved to leverage our expertise as a Django shop and help further the aims of the Django Girls Foundation.