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It’s new & it’s Naked – our new website is here!

After a period of restructuring, we are proud to reveal our brand new website! We’ve also made our glossy black brochures even better (with even more kids strapped to rockets or pulling silly faces). We’d love to know what you think of our efforts, so please head over to and take a look at […]


Britain’s Biggest Technology Company Sells Out To Japanese Tech Firm

If there was any concern that Brexit would have a negative impact on foreign investment in the UK, the doubts were somewhat quashed this week when ARM Holdings announced a takeover by Japanese tech giant, Softbank, in a deal worth a staggering £24bn. ARM Holdings is Britain’s biggest and most successful tech firm. Founded by […]


Entrepreneurs! take the UEA’s Entrepreneurship Survey

  The University of East Anglia is conducting exciting research into the nature of entrepreneurship. By inviting entrepreneurs to take a short survey they hope to learn more about precisely what makes this curious and pioneering breed of people tick. Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have have 20 minutes of your time to spare […]

Head of IT Job

MJP Conveyancing are looking for a new Head of IT.   MJP Conveyancing is a forward thinking legal organisation and run a full online conveyancing application. Job holder applicants are expected to be fully “hands on” with everything form writing code to helping clients etc.   The skill set is a bit of everything generally. […]

An ‘Apportunity’ for Aylsham

Norfolk town launches digital guide Aylsham may be able to trace its roots back over 1500 years but it’s coming right up to date with a digital-age initiative from Aylsham Business & Enterprise Forum (ABEF). Believed to be the first of its kind in East Anglia, the Aylsham App – available to android and iPhone […]

8 New Tech Jobs in Norfolk

    Java Developer, Aviva Aviva is revolutionising insurance and we want you to be at the forefront of it. We are looking for a Java/FUSE Software Engineer to join the API team, to build and maintain the RESTful APIs that will underpin both ours and our partners’ digital apps. You will have: Technical expertise […]


Hot Gossip: Microsoft Buy Linkedin for $26.2 bn

There’s been another tech buyout. Microsoft has announced the purchase of Linkedin for a cool $26.2 bn. Even for the titans of software, that’s more than pocket change. Indeed, it’s the tech company’s largest acquisition ever, so it’s safe to say that plans for future growth are floating on a cloud of optimism. But will […]

Fast-paced multiplayer & Stories of British-based Robotics Start-ups

Fast-paced multiplayer: an introduction to client-side prediction and server reconciliation.Gabriel Gambetta (@gabrielgambetta) Creating multiplayer games is hard. One of the reasons is that networks are unreliable and laggy. In this talk we’ll discuss several techniques to give players a smooth experience even under suboptimal conditions. Gabriel Gambetta Gabriel was a senior software engineer at Improbable […]


A Little Piece of Code

I’d like to introduce you to a little piece of code. If, as an experienced developer, you’ve had an interview with me, the chances are you’ve been asked to evaluate this piece of code in one form or another: public static void  main (String[] args) { try { Class.forName(“sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver”); final Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(conectionString); final […]

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 […]

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