I had the privilege of working with a great client based in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. Originally known as "Austock", they changed their company name to "Generation Life". Their business has a number of different investment products for families and individuals or all ages.
We were lucky enough to fly over to Melbourne and spend a week with the client to understand the nature of the project and work out all the details.
The Generation Life website leverages of ApostropheCMS, I started looking into this platform after working on the South African Tourism Website because I wasn't convinced Umbraco was a great CMS. In fact, I think Umbraco was a terrible choice as a CMS for South African Tourism but unfortunately I worked on that large web platform well after that decision was made.
I went in with the idea we'd use ApostropheCMS and Generation Life liked the approach.
ApostropheCMS implements the following technology:
- Nunjucks templating engine
I also leverage off cloud hosting for this solution:
- Azure App Service for application hosting via a Docker container
- Azure Application Insights for tracking and app service alerts abd performance
- Azure Storage as a media store
- MongoDB Cloud Atlas for the database solution
Their investments under management extended just over AUS$600 million. Three years later and their investments under management have doubled to AUS$1,3 billion. I've been fortunate to be instrumental in helping this company grow in a digital space, providing a solid web platform which has extended to allow a multitude of services and products for their clients.
- Client facing engagement
- Technology selection
- Development team selection and management
- Technical direction