SpiralAudrey

About Audrey Shearer

Owner/founder of Spiral, a software development company based in Wellington, New Zealand. Beekeeper, gardener, motorcyclist, vegetarian, I abhor cruelty to animals.

Congratulations to the winner of the Spiral iPad in Queenstown

We were at the ANZICS-CTG Winter Research Forum in Queenstown last week. It was the most fun I’ve ever had at a conference. It was especially enjoyable being able to give away an iPad to the best “conference” photo on twitter. Congratulations to Samantha Bates for her fabulous photo of The Remarkables reflected in her car [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Win an iPad at the ANZICS CTG Winter Research Forum

Spiral is running a competition around the ANZICS CTG 2017 Winter Forum, in stunning Queenstown, New Zealand. The prize of a brand new, 128Gb iPad Mini which will be presented on Friday the 25th of August immediately prior to morning tea. Here's what we want you to do: between now and 8am on the 25th [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing our new Project Manager

Meet our new Project Manager, Bryn Gilbertson. He has been working as a tester for us, testing on the PLUS Trial, and earlier this month accepted the role of Project Manager. The role had been mapped out and loaded on our website ready to advertise as soon as we received confirmation of our next project. [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Spiral, Team News|0 Comments

See you in Queenstown 23rd-25th August

Spiral is going to the ANZICS-CTG Winter Research Forum in Queenstown. The forum provides an informal opportunity for investigators to gain early advice and feedback on research proposals, to explore issues relevant to study design and conduct in ANZ ICUs and to foster a collaborative approach to study development within the CTG. We are very pleased and excited [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

TASI Trial launched this week

This week we launched another study - the TASI Study This is a small, low budget pilot trial that will test the potential overall benefit of the TightRope versus syndesmotic screw fixation for ankle injuries. You can read more about it on the Spinnaker website » The trial has been running for over 12 months using [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your database on steroids

In the space of a week our sys ops have upgraded our clinical trial server in Sydney (Wombat) and added another server to cope with the growth in Spiral and the popularity of our Spinnaker Software. The server upgrade means Spinnaker just got a whole lot quicker and access to your database is faster. We [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Email hosting no longer supported

From the 1st of October this year we will no longer support email hosting.  We will continue to provide email forwarding services on domains managed by us. If you have email hosted with us, and it's working the way you want, then you can leave it and our server will continue to store you email [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent visit to Wellington ICU

Recently I visited Wellington ICU where I sat down with their research team to hear from the people using our software every day. It was an arranged, informal visit where I talked with them about how they use Spinnaker (our clinical trial software). I discovered what they liked, and didn't like, how they structure their [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Usability|0 Comments

Last week our team got together at an old lodge in Petone

At Spiral, the team that bring you Spinnaker, we all work remotely. Since we don’t get to see each other very often we have meet-ups roughly twice a year. When you don’t have face to face time with your colleagues every day, seeing each other is special and fun. Last week our team got together [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Spiral, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winner of ANZICS NZ 2017 Twitter Competition

I was delighted to attend and sponsor the gala dinner at the ANZICS NZ 2017 Regional Meeting last week. It was great to catch up with the people that we know and to see so many ICU staff from across NZ along with a few special guests from Australia. The meeting was organised by Wellington Hospital ICU, in particular [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments