NorDevCon 2015 – Technical & Business Sessions – Part 1

As you’ve been getting well and truly stuck into your advent calendars, we’ve been busy getting stuck into final preparations for next year’s NorDevCon. With our most exciting line up of speakers to date we’re bringing you another run down of just a few of our talented talkers. A tale of two codes Richard Astbury […]

Philip Hand

Drug industry expert and entrepreneur joins Board at Intelligent Fingerprinting

Norwich based, Intelligent Fingerprinting, which recently developed the world’s first drug screening device that relies on fingerprints, has just gained a new director. Philip Hand, a drug industry veteran with more than 20 years experience in medical diagnostics will help to guide the company with his expertise. Mr Hand’s experience in the medical industry is […]


Have You Got Your Ticket For NorDevCon Yet?

We’re just weeks away from 2015 and one of the first dates in your diary for next year should be NorDevCon 2015. Taking place in the heart of Norwich on the the 27th February, you’ll get to hear from the creme de la creme of Norfolk’s tech community as well as speakers from the big […]


An Interview with Wayne Taylor from EPOSNow

For a company that hasn’t yet reached its third birthday, Norfolk-based EPOSNow is creating a lot of buzz. Spectacular growth in both its sales and the size of its development team meant they’d outgrown their existing office space, but their brand new building on Norwich Business Park is certainly not your average office environment. Beccy […]

Head of DevOps

Vacancy: Head of DevOps To Manage Agile Software Projects

A new vacancy from Allies Computing. Allies offers technology that enables businesses to lookup, validate and geocode addresses. Our web API and local SDK has been integrated into websites, mobile apps and software by some of the world’s largest corporations and most innovative start-ups. Even if you don’t know our name, there’s a good chance […]

Rainbird at Techstars

Rainbird Becomes A Techstar StartUp

Techstars, a London based start up accelerator programme, has chosen Norwich based Rainbird as 1 of 10 from a thousand applicants to join them. For 13 weeks Rainbird will have access to an international network of support both in programming and business. Techstars fund technology oriented companies, typically web-based or software companies. Each company accepted […]

sync city organisation

Sync the City And The Winners Are..?

After 54 hours of intense pitching, coding, market research and business planning Sync the City has created 11 viable businesses. With £7,000 up for grabs only one could win the main prize. Starting 4.30pm on Thursday 20th November Sync the City and finishing 10pm on Saturday 22nd November, the brainchild of John Fagan and Fiona […]

Saturday Morning at Sync the City

Witness The Startups Facing The Judges TONIGHT at #SynctheCity

After 54 hours of coding… 122 people… 28 pitches… Assisted by 18 mentors… 11 startup ideas have been born. £7,000 of prizes to be won GET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DOWN TO THE EVENT TO SEE THE FINAL PITCH See what’s been happening on day 1 and day 2. Also, check out the news: Tech […]

Chloe Smith MP

#SynctheCity Day Two: 11 Teams, £7,000 Up For Grabs

As we enter day 2 of the 54 hours of coding the 11 teams are now settled in and focussed on their business objectives. It’s an early start and the keenest are queuing to get in, whilst two MPs (Chloe Smith MP pictured above) visit to see innovation in action. Officially opened at 8am, startup […]

Sync the City photo by Tim Stephenson

#SyncTheCity Day One: The 54 Hour Coding Marathon Begins

The audacious attempt to create a startup business in 54 hours has begun. With 11 teams based in the King’s Centre, Norwich competing for £7,000 in prize money. Powered for 54 Hours by @RainBirdAI coffee #SynctheCity — SyncNorwich (@SyncNorwich) November 20, 2014   Although nothing new, Startup Weekends and Hackathons have existed for years, this […]

How to Diagnose SQL Server Performance Issues

How to Diagnose SQL Server Performance Issues

Why don’t people use the free tools provided by Microsoft for solving their SQLServer issues? If you call Microsoft, these are the tools they get you to run for diagnosing issues. Which, in a way, is both one of their strengths and weaknesses. Many are designed for internal use meaning they may not be sufficiently […]

Natural Language Processing of A&E Patient Notes

Natural Language Processing of A&E Patient Notes

Leeds A&E were interested in extracting information from the free text fields in the data. Given 4 weeks to analyse 7 years of data in ‘the cloud’ before it had to be destroyed, a lot of information could be extracted. The data was formed in an odd way, and quite a lot of normalisation had to […]

Kane Halsey

A Personal Profile of Kane Halsey of Socium Marketplace

Who do you work for? Socium Marketplace What do you do there? Founder and the business guy What experience, qualifications etc. were important in getting the job? Helping in my family’s business since I was quite young and seeing how things work in the real world as opposed to the stuff I read in books […]

Sync the City

Sync the City – What to Expect

Sync the City is a crash course in creating and validating a tech startup business idea.  It’s like a mashup of an episode of The Apprentice followed by a Dragons Den Pitch. The website has all the details, but we thought we would give people an idea of what to expect from the event. […]

Socium Marketplace

Socium Marketplace claims to be “Reinventing Commerce”

Socium Marketplace claims to be “reinventing commerce”, helping small businesses to compete on a level playing field with their bigger, more established rivals. It’s a bold aspiration for a Norwich-based start-up that launched this month with a staff of five. Beccy Johnston meets founder, Kane Halsey, to see if this service-based online shop really is […]

User Stories

Norfolk Developers – BDD Workshop with Seb Rose

On Tuesday 21st October I attended the Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) Workshop facilitated by Seb Rose at the King’s Centre in Norwich.   Although I have some experience of Agile development techniques, I came to the workshop with no previous knowledge of BDD.  I chose to attend the day-long course as part of my continuous personal […]

Human Software – Ermine Amies – SyncDevelopHER Birthday Event

Human software – strange ways people communicate and what to do about it. Whether you write code, run a start-up, or sell technology and solutions or manage a tech company, come and celebrate SyncDevelopHER’s first birthday. Gain understanding of how people are “wired”, and how we differ from one another, and develop a clearer understanding of […]

Class Of University Students Using Laptops In Lecture

Why You Shouldn’t Drop Out To Start Up

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn, and is republished with the kind permission of its author Dharmesh Shah Founder and CTO at HubSpot. We all secretly think we can be Outliers. Not the kind of Outlier where 10,000 hours is required to master a skill, but the kind where people operate at the extreme edge of […]

New Anglia LEP

New Anglia LEP Provide Help to Fund £1m Early Stage Fund for Norfolk and Suffolk

Thanks to £1m of funding from New Anglia LEP, businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk, and angel investors are being brought together to help spark new ideas for products and business strategies. The fund will also be used to help support the growth of existing businesses. What is New Anglia LEP? New Anglia is a co-investment […]

Sync The City

Ambitious Sync the City Project Will Create New Tech StartUps in 3 Days

Sync the City, is a collaboration between SyncNorwich, HP, The University of East Anglia and Norfolk County Council. Its objective is to highlight Norwich as a key play in the UKs Tech Community and place it firmly on the map as a centre of innovation. Over three days in November, those taking part have a […]

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