NorDev Breakfast with Nigel Lubbock of Steeles Law

7.30 am Breakfast 7.50 am Software licensing issues 8.30 am Finish Free parking is available at the Maids Head, but make sure you give your car registration number to reception before you leave so as not to be charged. Software licensing issues Nigel Lubbock TBC Nigel is Steeles Law‘s most senior director, originally joining the […]

NorDev Breakfast with Paul Foster of Microsoft

7.30 am Breakfast 7.50 am Engaging children in technology – the micro:bit satellite inventors kit 8.30 am Finish   The original BBC Micro enabled and inspired many of us to start programming and pursue a technical further education and career. With the BBC microbit, the BBC are trying to inspire the current generation of young […]

Up to speed swiftly, with Swift – 2 day Swift (iOS) workshop with Phil Nash

Prerequisites: • You should have at least two years experience developing in another OO or Functional language. • An open mind and an eagerness to learn.  • You’ll need your own Mac laptop running the latest (non-beta) version of XCode.  • Make sure you have the iOS 9.2 simulator and, ideally, the XCode and iOS docs (in XCode […]

2 day Building Application with Angular 2 Workshop with Tim Ruffles

Prerequisites: intermediate Javascript (or TypeScript) and web-platform skills (DOM, HTML/CSS). For instance: you can already build a simple contact form with JS, HTML/CSS and AJAX.  Bring a laptop with Wifi Angular 2 is a powerful way to build ambitious web-applications. We’ll dive into building an application using the next version of Google’s JS application framework. By […]

Hot Summer, Hot Source 2016 – DATE CHANGE

Dear Hot Sourcers In a slight change to plan, we will now hold our next event on Thursday 16 June. This is to prevent a clash with the NUA graduation events. Please update your RSVP now. You’ll be thrilled to know we are currently exploring ideas for an evening of creativity. The details are still […]

Avoiding sharks

Tracy has swam three of the Oceans Seven, the toughest oceans in the world and was the first person to swim an ice mile in the Netherlands in 3.6 degrees water. No wetsuit, just a swim costume, swim cap and googles. Tracy may be talking about swimming but she believes that everything she has achieved […]

SyncDevelopHER May- Janet Randell – Agile – always remember why!

Janet has been a driving force behind the Agile transformation in Aviva UK since early 2010. She is one of the Agile Transformation Leads, and has specific accountability for leading a team of Agile coaches. She has worked in IT for over 25 years and is passionate about breaking down organizational barriers to focus on […]

Let’s Talk DevOps – Culture and Quality Assurance

NO PARKING ON SITE – use public car park St Saviours, which is under the Magdalen Street flyover and can be accessed by car from Fishergate or Magdalen Street. Alternatively, St Helen’s Wharf car park on Bishopgate (opposite the Adam and Eve pub)   DevOps is a term many of us within the tech community […]

Making Connections

Making Connections: Responsive Systems & Neil Sedger

Everyone knows the monthly Norfolk Developer meets attract speakers from around the country to talk tech to us, but we were reminded recently that we also have a more practical function. To bring like-minded programmers together. One such successful collaboration began in March last year between John Heaser of Responsive Systems and freelance mobile developer […]

May Meet Up

Due to work being done at our usual meet up place we will only be having one meet up this month. We hope to return to usual service as soon as possible. We will have access to the Sir Garnet function room so feel free to bring stuff you are working on to show the […]

My last ever null check & TBC

My last ever null check  Anthony Ragu 6.30pm – Free Beer 7.00pm – Introduction 7.10pm – 7.55pm – More free beer 8.10pm – 8.55pm – Finish   Modern software development projects are littered with cross-cutting concerns (think logging or verification). Aspect oriented programming enables increased modularity through the implementation of interceptors and code weaving. Not […]


Summary of Leading Cloud Providers

  Naked Element favour Digital Ocean hosting due to its flexibility, cost, security, ease of setup and control. However, there are other leading hosting providers. The summary below details the level of security and price of each different provider.   Types of Hosting To best understand the offerings of the different providers, it is important […]

Engaging children in technology

Engaging children in technology – the micro:bit satellite inventors kit   The original BBC Micro enabled and inspired many of us to start programming and pursue a technical further education and career. With the BBC microbit, the BBC are trying to inspire the current generation of young people to get creative with technology. The microbit […]

Aviva Job Vacancies

3 Tech Vacancies at Aviva

API Designer, Aviva Aviva is revolutionising insurance and we want you to be at the forefront of it. We are looking for an API Designer to join the API team within our Digital organisation, working within one of our scrum teams to design excellent RESTful APIs that will underpin both ours and our partners’ digital […]

Careers at Anglia Farmers

Full Time Business Analyst Required at Anglia Farmers

Anglia Farmers, the largest agricultural purchasing group in the UK, are recruiting for a new Business Analyst. Anglia Famers are one of the fastest growing and most innovative agricultural groups in the country, and want to hear from well-motivated, ambitious individuals with a passion for excellence, a drive to succeed, and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Job […]

Christos Matskas

Xamarin & Azure double header with Christos Matskas

Cross platform mobile development with the power of Xamarin Are you a .NET developer? Do you develop for mobile platforms or would you like to get started but you don’t know how or where? Then you should join Christos Matskas as he shows you how to get off the ground with mobile application development using […]

Making Connections

Making Connections: Epos Now & Kevlin Henney

Norfolk is very lucky to have a thriving tech scene, one which supports growth and encourages its members to help each other where they can. Adrian Pickering from Epos Now experienced this firsthand when he was after an experienced educator for his developers and was introduced to Kevlin Henney. Adrian saw Kevlin give a talk […]

The cloud

The cloud – What is it really? Why should I be using it?

Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and applications over the Internet, instead of your computer’s hard drive. In essence the Cloud is a metaphor for the Internet. Nearly every internet user is using the Cloud in some way, they just might not realise it. The Cloud can be broadly divided into 3 different types: […]


Experts in Integration

Integration is all around us. It’s what makes stuff work together seamlessly and, when done well, it means we don’t even notice it. An integration is essentially joining two or more things together. In tech terms we all take advantage of an integration every day when we charge our mobile phones or tablets. Our chargers […]

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