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Dynamic Templates in Go

We've recently written a couple of lambda functions in Go here at Crimson Macaw and had the chance to get hands on with dynamic templates. For those with a background in coding templates found in other programming languages e.g. Python, the Go templates...

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From Zero to Passing All AWS Associate Certifications

In the first six months of my first data job, I was very much confused when everyone around me was referencing terms like compute, KMS, EC-2 or Snowball. Instead of drowning in my confusion, after I got through my Snowflake and Tableau training, I...

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Crimson Macaw Announces new partnership with AWS

Crimson Macaw is now a Public Sector Partner! We, are today, very pleased to announce that we have been authorised by AWS as an AWS Public Sector Partner, this comes slightly ahead of our imminent promotion to Advanced Tier status, both of which prove demonstrable experience in delivery of highly successful, AWS solutions for our customers.

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Driving data Filters with Measures using Parameter Actions in Tableau

Crimson Macaw were recently working with a client to convert an existing Excel spreadsheet to a Tableau dashboard. One of the requirements was to filter values in a table by clicking an aggregated measure value from a separate table.

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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments. ​ TfGM delivers the transport policies set by the Greater Manchester Mayor and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and invests money in improving transport services and facilities, to support the regional economy. TfGM owns Metrolink (the UK’s largest light rail network), Greater Manchester’s bus stations, stops and shelters and transport interchanges, subsidises fares to help older people, children and disabled people get around, pays for bus services at times and in areas where no commercial bus services are provided, promotes and invests in walking and cycling as safe, healthy and sustainable ways to travel, as well working closely with bus, tram and train operators to help improve the full journey experience.

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Handling Multiple AWS Lambda Event Types with Go

Here at Crimson Macaw, we have typically created AWS Lambda functions in Python and used the abstract factory design pattern as a way to handle different AWS event structures. Achieving the same principle within Go requires a different approach.

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COVID-19, business continuity statement

Crimson Macaw is closely following official advice for keeping our customers and colleagues safe. We decided to ask all our staff to work from home from March 10th onwards. Our staff have responded admirably and remain committed to delivering excellent service for our customers.

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Manchester Airport Group (MAG)

Crimson Macaw supported MAG on its initial journey towards using AWS for its data and analytics platform. Their Dev Ops approach and detailed knowledge on all aspects of AWS data services, made sure that we could get production workloads running in AWS within 12 weeks of project inception. Crimson Macaw has continued to support the MAG expansion of using data on AWS and is now working with MAG on a number of data implementations in the cloud, from improving Retail insights with visualisations to real time data pipelines in operational areas

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