Scream if you want to go faster (scaling computer hardware)

When the deadline for registering to vote in the UK EU referendum approached there were issues with the online registration system. It stopped working due to the high numbers of people trying to register all at once. The system failed to scale and fell over. By scale, I mean that the hardware was no longer […]


Our director, Paul Grenyer, takes some time out to relax.

I enjoy my work (software development) very much. I feel very fortunate to be able to earn a living from doing something I enjoy. However, this does mean I do it a lot. Not just during the working day, but at lots of other times too. This causes many people to ask if I ever […]

Phil Nash

Swift (for iOS, Mac and beyond) For The Curious with Phil Nash

Swift – Apple’s new programming language – has just turned 2 – and is already at Version 3.0. It has undergone significant development, including now being fully open-sourced! It’s had one of the fastest adoptions of any new language ever (for reasons we’ll discuss) and has been turning the world of Apple development on its […]

Bigger, Better & Bursting with even more content: Nor(DEV):con 2017!

Bigger, Better & Bursting with even more content, Nor(DEV):con 2017 is set to be our biggest yet, so bare with me as we go through what’s on offer in 2017! Naked Element Ltd. is proud to present Nor(DEV):con, the Norfolk Developers Tech, Agile & Business conference in the heart of Norwich. 2017’s Nor(DEV):con will take place […]

Norfolk Web Developer Job Vacancy

Motorplus are looking for a web development professional to assist them and their clients in designing, developing and supporting web applications. The ideal candidate will have good working knowledge of HTML4, CSS, JS, PHP and MySQL, be familiar with Apache and demonstrate strong experience in mobile/responsive designs. Salary is dependent on experience and portfolio.   […]

Job Opportunity- DevOps and Lead Infrastructure Engineer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our highly dynamic and forward thinking IT Team, to strive to ensure that our services are at the forefront of technology.   We are looking for an individual with a passion for both infrastructure and software development, combined with an a flair for project leadership. You will independently […]

Benjamin Mitchell

NorDev Event: Top 7 Agile Tips I learnt as a Product Manager & a mini summer social

Many people have experienced using Agile approaches within teams to deliver more working software, but what can be learnt from combing these approaches with Product Development? This talk will cover the top seven hard-earned tips I learnt from several years spent as a Senior Product Manger for BBC Worldwide. Ever wondered how you could influence […]

new website

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 NakedElement.co.uk 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 […]

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