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  • Osaka Developer Meetup 3/30 - Mobile
    Upadhyay Parth 2018.05.18

    My name is Parth Upadhyay and I’m a Server Side Engineer on the LINE Shop Team, currently working in Fukuoka. I had the chance to attend our most recent Developer Meetup in Osaka, see some presentations by LINE Engineers, and connect with the developer community there. Today I'd like to share some of what was discussed and my general impressions from the meetup.

    Session Overview

    The theme of this meetup was mobile, and we had engineers from across the stack give presentations about things they have been exploring or working.

    meetup LINE Developers Meetup

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  • Sending notifications to Clova devices with IFTTT
    Rei Sasaki 2018.05.11

    I am in charge of developer relations for LINE Clova.

    Here is our first post on Clova after its release. Today, I'd like to talk about integrating Clova with IFFFF which allows us to do things like sending a notification to Clova devices when a new post is uploaded on the LINE Engineering blog. Before we start, let us find out what IFTTT is first.

    At the time of posting, the service introduced here is only available in Japan.

    Clova IFTTT

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  • [Event Report] LINE Fukuoka Developers Host Hackathon
    2018.03.26

    Held for the first time in 2016, the immensely popular Hackathon—held by the engineers in LINE Fukuoka’s Development Department— recently came to a close. Just like its inaugural event, many of the engineers enthusiastically took part in this occasion. They were given a time frame of two days each to develop and present their ideas, and the final demonstration took place in Beppu of Oita Prefecture, which is well-known for its Jigoku Meguri (Hell Tour) and onsens (hot springs). The engineers achieved the feat of transforming all 16 ideas into prototypes despite the tight two-day development schedule. Nagashima-san, an intern for the LINE Fukuoka Data Analytics Team, brings us this report on the Hackathon.

    The majority of demonstrations revolved specifically around new technologies: drone programming, AR/VR, Blockchain, big data analysis, and image recognition. It was a potent reminder of the engineers' insatiable sense of curiosity for anything cutting-edge, and their capacity to efficiently implement new technology. Also, every concept was not just technologically stirring, but simply enjoyable to watch in action, which was clear from the constant laughter from the audience.

    ハッカソン LINE Fukuoka

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  • Introducing Developer Relations team
    Yusuke Kushii 2018.03.21

    In charge of actively and creatively promoting the technologies of LINE both in and out of the company. Also in charge of operations of LINE Developer Day 2016.

    This is Kushii from the Tech PR team at LINE. Some of you may already know me for running the Japanese blog. I've recently become a member of the Developer Relations team which was set up not so long ago. I wanted have an opportunity to introduce the team to you, so here we go.

    Developer Relations Team Developer Relations Technical Advocate Technical Evangelist

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  • LINE x Amazon: Technical discussion
    Sho Tachibana 2018.03.16

    I am a technical evangelist for the LINE platform, including LINE Messaging API and LINE Login.

    We recently had a technical discussion with Amazon at their HQ, Seattle. Fifteen Liners from Planning, Sales, Development and Evangelism participated in the event, and I participated as a facilitator. My guess is that you'd want to find out what discussed, but unfortunately, all I can share with you for now is the non-technical aspects of the trip. So, I'll briefly share some of the pictures.

    Tech Discussion @ Amazon

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