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 […]

hot source

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 […]


Norwich Gaming Festival 2015 – 6th-11th April

Join us this Easter at the Norwich Gaming Festival to celebrate all aspects of games and their development.  The  Norwich Gaming Festival is hosted by The Forum in Norwich city centre, and will feature a Game Art Exhibition, Retro Gaming Arcade, Talks, Workshops, Exhibition of Games, Arts and Crafts (for big’uns and little’uns) and the extremely […]

Neil Garner

NorDev Special: Mobile Commerce: Past, Present, THE future

Mobile Commerce: Past, Present, THE future. Neil Garner (@Proxama) Mobile Commerce has come a long way from basic automated voice and text messaging services in the late 90s, through basic WAP services on feature phones in late 00s through sophisticated shopping apps of today. Mobile Commerce is still at early stages of evolution in western […]


NorDevCon a Day Filled with Passion!

This post originally appeared on and is published with the permission of the author Tjelvar Olsson. This years Norfolk Developer Conference (NorDevCon) took place on the 27th of February and what a feast it was! The conference which traditionally has a heavy focus on Tech and Agile was this year bolstered by a new business […]


Win Tickets To NorDevCon 2016

At the recent NorDevCon we got fewer feedback forms than we were hoping. We have been thinking of expanding the conference to run over two days, but would like your thoughts first! Please complete this very short survey, to let us know if you would want the 2016 conference to run over two days and if […]

Naked Element

Meet Paul Grenyer & Matt Wells the Naked Element of Norfolk

Paul Grenyer and Matt Wells are well known faces in the Norfolk tech scene and they’ve got good brand recognition for their company, Naked Element. But not so many people are clear on the finer details of what that company actually does. Beccy Johnston talks to Paul and Matt about developing made-to-measure enterprise apps, the […]


Lessons learnt on the road to mobile app delivery by Liftshare

Liftshare have just launched their consumer facing app. Available from Google Play store and Apple app store. They will be reviewing the challenges of delivering a new, innovative app – Including: partnerships, funding, technology and testing, etc. Oh and if you haven’t had a go on the slide yet then this event is a must!      […]

Team Life

A NorDevCon Review: Building Learning into Team Life

For the second year running, I enjoyed NorDevCon last month. One of the sessions which particularly inspired me was Rachel Davies‘ talk on the subject of building learning into team life. Rachel works as an agile coach for the online video promotion company Unruly Media. During the session, Rachel discussed the personal development and team-building […]


SyncNorwich Meetup Survey Your Feedback Requested

SyncNorwich is organised for the benefit of its attendees, therefore we’d really value your opinion on what you’d like to see at future events and where they are held. To this end we have put together a short survey of 6 questions that should take under a minute to complete, we would love to hear your […]


Hacking the phone system & Cassandra the database you can’t turn off

Hacking the phone system : Development solutions which change how people communicate Tom Morgan (@tomorgan) The PBX is an endangered species! Around the world companies are replacing old-style phone systems with VOIP solutions. Microsoft’s VOIP offering is called Microsoft Lync and is changing how people work. In 2015 Lync will be renamed Skype for Business and […]

user experience

£500,000 up for grabs for Feasibility Studies in User Experience

Innovate UK is to invest up to £500,000 in feasibility studies in the area of user experience (UX). The aim is to encourage new and improved ways for machines, their computing systems and people to interact. Proposals may address technologies that contribute to these new approaches, such as sensing information about the user, or they […]

HotSource Norwich

HotSource is Back: First Talkie of 2015 Crowdfunding & Brand Building

Thanks to the efforts of Huw Sayer & Caroline Mayers the Meet Up group Hotsource lives on with its first talk on Thursday 12th March at 6pm. The new organising team (including Niall Cook, Guy Potter and Wayne Fick) has been working hard at setting up the first talkie of 2015. They have arranged a great […]

Rainbird Team

SyncNorwich MeetUp: Rainbird & the Techstars Experience

**Note our new location: The Eagle, 33 Newmarket Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2HN** Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world.  Thousands of companies apply each year, and they only invest their money and time in about ten companies per program location. Fresh from their experience, Rainbird have gladly accepted an invite to speak about their […]

Nationwide Elevator Pitch series 5 – Apply Now!

Nationwide Elevator Pitch series 5 from TechCityNews – Apply Now!

  TechCity News are looking to find the next generation of leading startups in the UK, help promote them and tell their story. The competition is completely free to enter, and this year they will be doing auditions in around the country in a city local to you! 12 startups will have their pitches filmed […]

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Norfolk Tech Journal NorDevCon 2015 Edition Out Now

Download your copy of the special NorDev Conference 2015 edition of the Norfolk Tech Journal. Here we are in 2015 and NorDevCon is back. In these pages you can read about the tech track, the Agile track, the workshop track and the new business track and design sessions. The business track is intended to both […]

Technology for Young People’s Wellbeing

Seminar details This seminar, the fourth event in our series, focuses on how technology can be utilised to promote wellbeing in young people. This event features keynotes from Dr Nicola Yuill, University of Sussex and Neil Cooper and Dr Simon Hammond, University of East Anglia. There is also opportunity to present and discuss your own […]

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