Tech Nation 2016 is the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s Digital Tech Economy to date, showing how the Digital Tech Industries are driving economic growth, employment and regional development. Norwich feature for the 2nd year showing even further growth in its digital economy. 22% GVA Growth from 2010-2014 £148m Total GVA Output http://www.techcityuk.com/technation/

TechNation Report 2016: #Norwich in Numbers #TechCity

Tech Nation 2016 is the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s Digital Tech Economy to date, showing how the Digital Tech Industries are driving economic growth, employment and regional development. Norwich feature for the 2nd year showing even further growth in its digital economy. 22% GVA Growth from 2010-2014 £148m Total GVA Output http://www.techcityuk.com/technation/  

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SyncNorwich: The Brandbank Story

I often find myself describing the structure of tech companies in Norfolk to people. In terms of size we have Aviva at the top, a lower layer of large SMEs such as Validus, Proxama, Virgin Wines and EPoS Now in the middle and then countless micro businesses and smaller SMEs at the bottom. I’ve been […]

John Beer Breakfast

Event: Breakfast with John Beer of The Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering

What: Breakfast with John Beer of The Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering When: 7.30 to 8.30am, Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016 Where: The Oak Room, The Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1LB How much: £11 RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/224772217/ ‘The Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering’ a catalyst for changing the Employment, Skills and Aspirations Landscape of the […]

SQL Workshop

SQL Workshop – A review

Going into the SQL workshop, I had next to no prior knowledge of anything to do with SQL. Working as an apprentice software developer, I use databases all the time and they are a staple for the solutions we offer as a company, however I didn’t really know the basic commands and ways to navigate […]

Job Posts: Support Analyst & an Experienced Django Full Stack Developer

Local IT development company Tridan are looking to hire a couple of Norwich techies. The positions they have available are for a Support Analyst and an experienced Django / Full Stack developer. The job specs are listed in full below. Send your applications to daniel.perry@tridan.it or call for more information 01603 859151 Support analyst Tridan.IT […]

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BBC micro:bit – what is it and what can you do with it?

  The BBC micro:bit will be given, for free, to every year 7 in UK schools in the Spring Term. The small codeable device is meant to inspire a new generation of inventors and engineers. The ambitious project, which was designed in conjunction with 29 partners, includes a very small computing device as well as […]

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Launch of new crowdfunding platform blossomzone.co.uk will serve East Anglian businesses

BlossomZone will serve start-ups and established businesses needing to raise finance. 26 January 2016: Norwich. Today, sees the launch of East Anglia’s first crowdfunding platform which will allow start-ups, growing and established businesses and researchers to raise funds. BlossomZone will be the first crowdfunding platform to be dedicated to entrepreneurs in the Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and […]

Don't Promote Developers

Don’t Promote Your Developers

Yes you read correctly. Don’t promote your developers. They deserve to stay where they are. Having worked for a number of companies who believe the only way to show their appreciation for hard working developers is to give them more responsibility, I am a firm believer in doing the exact opposite. Companies move successful developers […]

Sync the City 2015

Sync The City 2015- An Overview Of Norwich’s 54 Hour Startup Weekend

Sync the City 2015 Participants (Photo: Tim Stephenson) After the success of Sync the City 2014, SyncNorwich and UEA planned and ran another 54 hour startup weekend, called Sync the City 2015.  The event was held at The King’s Centre in Norwich from Thursday 19th November to Saturday 21st November 2015. The aim of the Sync […]

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Dependency Injection: Don’t Overdose!

I first encountered dependency injection, a pattern that implements inversion of control for resolving dependencies, when I was investigating the web application frameworks available for Java and decided to go with Spring (of course J2EE has dependency injection as well). When you start off with a golden hammer like dependency injection, suddenly every one of […]

Silicon Beached Conference – All Female Line Up

Silicon Beached is a one-day conference about ideas. It will explore themes of digital innovation and its ongoing impact on advertising, design and media.And it features some of the UK’s most highly respected thinkers, creators and doers, all of them innovators.This promises to be a totally kick-ass day! The fantastic line up already features:MT Rainey […]

SyncNorwich: The Brandbank Story presented by Jeremy Glenn CIO

Established in 1998 at the start of the dot com boom, Brandbank has grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of rich digital content for eCommerce sites, mobile shopping apps and virtual merchandising applications.  Put simply, suppliers send product samples to Brandbank. Brandbank digitises product images and data, and distributes this content automatically […]

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Open Your Doors & Become Part Of The #DigitalCity

Think nature trail for digital businesses with an aim of providing an opportunity to explain the skills and attitudes needed to work in your business. In February the #DigitalCity campaign launches with the simple goal of promoting the exciting digital businesses in the communities we live in and showcasing the skills needed to work in […]

New Year, New Jobs in Norwich

Remote Freelance Front-end & Mobile Developers, Grampy.co Grampy.co are a digital product agency with a global client list. Our HQ is Shoreditch, London but we promote remote working. Our Tech Director lives near Norwich so we’re looking to grow the dev team in Norfolk to keep him company plus to support us on some upcoming […]

Technology Helping Over Holiday Season

How is technology helping you work remotely this holiday season?

I’m a business owner, software engineer and innovator. Technology is at the absolute heart of everything I do. To allow me to live the sort of life I want to live and work around my family time, I have to be able to work anywhere and at anytime. Going Mobile One major step I took […]

Breakfast with James Duez

Breakfast with James Duez: Imagining a World with Unlimited Computing

Norfolk Developers held their third breakfast at the Maids Head Hotel this week and despite the early start drew a good crowd of techies and non-techies alike. James Duez was the morning’s speaker, tackling the epic subject of a world with unlimited computing over a full English. Essentially in James’ world of super fast, super economical […]

Choosing a Tablet

Is Choosing A Tablet Hard To Swallow?

With a mind boggling array of tablets available we wanted to take a closer look at the range of tablets out there. Which one could be the best investment for you? We see tablets everywhere. We’re asked to do surveys on them in the street, we see people catching up on yesterday’s TV on the […]

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NORFOLK CUSTOMERS RECEIVE A ‘BOOST’ TO HOME BROADBAND SPEEDS

 Households living in Norfolk suffer some of the worst broadband performance in the country, according to a poll conducted by uSwitch of the 30 fastest and slowest streets for broadband performance. Nevertheless, Norfolk residents waiting for high speed broadband could have their digital prayers answered before Christmas, thanks to a solution invented by a local […]

Uncle Bob, Changing the Face of Programming

Norfolk Developers plays host to Uncle Bob

There are a handful of software engineers who have changed the face of programming for the better of everyone. Robert ‘Uncle Bob’ Martin is one such software engineer. After a few false starts, Norfolk Developers was finally able to play host to the man himself, at a very special NorDev evening. Bob was training at Skills […]

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