Sponsor Watch: Internetrix

Sponsors are a huge part of Hackagong. Without the generous contributions from our sponsors, we wouldn’t be running this awesome Hackathon! This is Sponsor Watch, where we take a quick look at one of our sponsors.

Company: Internetrix
Company Website: internetrix.com.au
Location: Wollongong HQ & China offices in Beijing & Xiamen
Number of Employees: 18

What does your company do?

Internetrix are Explorers of All Things Web & Digital and combine digital consulting with winning website design, smart website development and strong SEO, SEM and analytics skills to gain results for our clients.

We work with a board range of customers in all services from Australian federal and State Government, Education, Corporate, ECommerce, SME market.

Internetrix have been a Google certified partner for Analytics and Adwords since 2007 and IBM ExperienceOne business partner since 2012.

How did your company first get started? What’s the origin story?

Riding the back of the dot com crash, founder Geoff McQueen started a web development company in his garage in late 1999

Why did you sponsor Hackagong 2014?

As well as being innovators ourselves we are proud to be a big supporter of the ICT community in the Illawarra

Has your company ever held internal hackathons?


What is the most awesome thing or project your company has done?

UOW Clubs & Societies Website: http://clubs.uow.edu.au/

The scope of the project was to ensure that it delivers on the student engagement strategic objectives from the Vice Chancellor of the University of Wollongong which include providing the ability to assist clubs & societies and CSE (Centre for Student Engagement) in self-management and specifically in the administration of their membership database, event management and promotion, facilitation of member communications, registration, payment and real time reporting on membership data, club events, funding and other records.

The goal was to grow the clubs 80 and members, doubling them in size.

The previous situation was high risk as clubs were self-managed – the project strategy was to support sustainability and create explosive growth of clubs and their members and to provide information to pre, current and alumni students.

Internetrix created a secure admin managed SilverStripe deployment with 8 themes for multiple sub sites and secured tiered complex admin sections.

The development is a responsive site featuring social media integration and online payment system.

We created a development spec to ensure that it delivered on the strategic engagement objectives from the Vice Chancellor of UOW, producing them with a website to assist their self management of their records.

The deployment of the website will be done using the SilverStripe framework. The list of modules
to be deployed are:

– User Forms (Spam Protection and ReCaptcha)
– Sub Sites Module
– News
– Image Gallery (local and Facebook)
– Events (SS and push to UOW and Facebook)
– Restricted Access
– Newsletter
– Online Shop
– Multistep forms
– Advanced Workflow
– Advanced Reporting
– Internal Notifications
– Advanced Member Tracking
– Polling
– SMP Connector

Circulus is envisaged to interact with 4 different types of users i.e. Administrators, Club Executives, Club Members and Public Users. Depending on which group a particular user fits into,Circulus will provide very different interfaces and functionality.

Internetrix deployed the SilverStripe website onto a complex University of Wollongong datacentre environment which required Single Sign on (SSO) with complex Student Management Platform (SMP). SSO integration was implemented through SOLS (Student Online Services) to create 1 login for all students.

We developed 8 different club themes that are customisable with the club or society logo, affiliation letters, security club planning calendar, meeting minutes and constitutions.

A complex security implementation was created for tiered levels
– UOW CSE Admin (15 members)
– Executive Committee (156)
– Club Members (15,199)

Internetrix created an online payments system for individual club members to pay their club fees, pay for events or buy club merchandise.
What can the client do now that the project was delivered?

Since go live the strategy of building clubs and club members has grown to 156 clubs and 15,370 members.

This is now managed by the central SilverStripe CMS admin tier and can use this as a strategy to be engaged with current students and Alumni.

What’s an internal/industry problem your company would like to solve?

Irradicate the use of out dated internet browsers in government and enterprise organisations.

What are you most looking forward to at Hackagong 2014?

Technology trends, potential business tools, the new Facebook

Are you currently hiring and if so, what type of person are you looking for?

We are always looking for talented team members. Check out our jobs page: http://internetrix.com.au/contact-us/jobs-at-internetrix/

What trending technology are you most excited for over the next 5 years?

Context-aware computing and personalisation / Internet of Things

Hackagong thanks Internetrix and our other sponsors for their generous contribution for this years event.

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