The Power of Prototyping – The Client View

“After visiting Naked Element with my document management idea. Within a few days they were able to take that idea, and transform it into a working prototype. It was quite remarkable! Thank you Naked Element” Jonathan Knight of Norfolk IT Support When you come to see Naked Element for the first time at the start […]

SyncDevelopHER: Karina Palyutina – Developing Habit Forming Products

Ever heard of Facebook addiction? Perhaps, you are addicted yourself. Every product is built to be used, but some are built to be used too much. Much like the fast food industry manipulates its customers into repeated excessive consumption, addiction to technology is a fast growing modern phenomenon.  Today the best product or service doesn’t […]

DEEP Digi Skills Training Course – Online Repuation – Norwich

Digi Skills Course – Online Reputation Management  *Part of the DEEP programme, for more intofrmation and to sign up click here.* Half day DEEP Digi Skills training course. As a delegate of the DEEP programme, you can select up to two Digi Skills courses.  To register to attend this course, please enter the promotional code provided […]

DEEP Digital Opportunities Seminar – Is your business digital ready? – Norwich

Digital Opportunities Seminars – Is your business digital ready?  *Part of the DEEP programme, for more intofrmation  click here.* Half day DEEP seminar highlighting important industry trends and opportunities. To register to attend this seminar, please enter the promotional code provided to you byMENTA in the ticket option above and register for a free Delegate […]

Google I/O Extended 2015 Ipswich

Come and Celebrate Google I/O 2015  Thursday 28th May 5pm – 9pm Adastral Park Live stream of Google Keynote presentations Google technology demos and local speakers Light refreshments   You are invited to attend the first Google I/O Extended Event at Adastral Park, hosted by Coderus and Innovation Martlesham, sponsored by BT and the IP Network. Hear […]

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CrowdPlayer The Mobile Jukebox

CrowdPlayer creates a mobile jukebox. One phone acts as the jukebox and plays the music through a connected speaker – maybe a portable speaker, bluetooth speaker or home/venue audio system. People nearby run CrowdPlayer on their phones and can add music tracks to the shared playqueue. Internet access is not required. Uses include house parties, […]

Superfast Broadband

Supporting Norwich’s Tech City Status with a Next Generation Network

Peterborough based telecommunication and IP experts, Businesscoms, have joined forces with MLL Telecom, a leading provider of Carrier Class network solutions, in an exclusive deal to bring superfast business class solutions to Norwich. Following on from their success in turning Peterborough into a Gigabit City, Businesscoms strive to provide the same level of secure, reliable […]

Ruby on Rails from scratch full day workshop

Ruby on Rails Full-day Beginner’s Workshop The aim: To take developers from a position of very little or no ruby experience, to the point where you are comfortable building  and hosting a simple Ruby on Rails web application. Prerequisites: Some programming experience in any language (e.g. Javascript). Understand what a database is, maybe a little SQL, […]

The power of prototyping

The Power of Prototyping – The Consultancy View

Imagine this scenario: You’re sitting in an initial meeting with a new client and they’ve just explained their requirements to you. Naturally, you’ve explained that you can build everything they’ve asked for and they look pleased. However, they are a new client. They’re new to you and you’re new to them. You haven’t worked together […]

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Designers are leaders, and leaders are designers

April 2015 saw the welcome return of SyncDevelopHER to the Norwich tech scene, following a break of around 6 months.  This session, led by the freelance user experience designer Lily Dart, was held at the King’s Centre. Lily has spoken in Norwich before, including at NorDevCon this February.  In this SyncDevelopHER session, she discussed applying […]

Tools of the javascript trade

Tools of the Javascript Trade & CoachTrain

For April’s NorDev session, we had a full house at the King’s Centre, who had come to see two interesting speakers. First up was Peter Eastern, a computing scientist by trade, who has come up with an idea to revolutionise inter-urban passenger transport. His idea was originally called CoachTrain, but has recently been renamed Conga.  […]


Rainbird is Hiring 3 New Positions

Rainbird is growing and looking for bright, motivated people to join them. You can see the full job specs over on their careers page , and they’ll be adding more as they grow further. The current crop of roles is more technical in nature, but they’re likely to be looking for sales and marketing in the near […]

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Business Growth Consultant Emma Gooderham teams up with Naked Element

Norwich based Naked Element have joined forces with Director of Gooderham Consulting Ltd’s, Emma Gooderham to help define a strategy for business growth over the coming months. Working on a contract consultative basis, Emma will help the technology business identify and engage with prospective clients and develop a longer term business development strategy. Naked Element’s […]

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Two birds, one stone: The future of mobile at New Patrick’s Yard

On Wednesday 1st of April (no, I’m not fooling) Norfolk Developers held a special event in the new “Technical Offices for Technical People”, at New Patrick’s Yard on the corner of Prince of Wales Road and Recorder Road in Norwich. New Patrick’s Yard is the location of the new Norwich based offices for Liquid 11, […]

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Axon Vibe Require A Team For Our Mobile Location App

Join Axon Vibe and build the next generation mobile digital assistance and social discovery app. About Axon VIBE: Axon VIBE is a location-based contextual mobile app & platform that detects and predicts human behaviour, and anticipates user needs. Axon VIBE was founded in 2014 by location technology veterans (Google Maps, Bing Maps, Endoxon, Multimap). The […]

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SME broadband voucher scheme now available in Norwich & Ipswich

This article is republished by kind permission of  Huw Sayer – Business Writers Limited and originally appeared on the Norfolk Chamber website. You can tell it’s election season because politicians are wooing the business community. Whatever your view on the policies, one recent announcement is good for Norfolk and Suffolk businesses. That is the extension […]

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Actively Seeking Opportunities in UX/CX Process Improvement

Chris Spalton has provided us with a number for his fantastic SketchNotes over recent months. Now Chris is actively seeking to gain experience in other areas, therefore we have published the following on his behalf.   I’m coming to the end of a contract and therefore seeking opportunities in the Norwich area. I have a […]


Programmer Required: Local Future Climate Modelling

The Adapt Low Carbon Group, from the University of East Anglia, are in the process of completing an application for Innovate UK’s, “building whole-life performance competition”. This focuses on how to lengthen buildings life spans into the future. The final submission date is 8th April. Our innovation focuses on being able to create localised future […]


Free Digital Workshops for Local New Businesses

Are you a new business less than 12 months old? Does digital factor into your business plan? If so, then a new initiative called DEEP(Digital Enterprise Engagement Programme) may be for you. The scheme is a part of Menta’s Enterprise Engagement Programme (EEP) and is an element of the  New Anglia Growth Programme, which is funded […]

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Hot Source is Back: A Review of the March 2015 Event

For me, and I suspect many others, Hot Source is where it all started. They were the first community group in Norwich to put on free events for the digital industry. Run for many years by Nania Tate, Jake Hithersay and Tom Wood the sessions always contained cutting edge and relevant content from a whole […]

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