The forgotten backdoor into your computer network

  On Monday 19th June, our Junior Software Developer, and I attended the inaugural Norfolk Cyber Security Cluster meeting. The cluster has been set up by David Higgins, an award winning Cyber Security consultant, to encourage cyber security knowledge, skills and capabilities for businesses within Norfolk. We heard from three different speakers taking us through […]

SEO Consultant Job in Norwich with Further

We’re Further, recently voted one of the Top 10 Best Small Search Agencies in Europe for the second year running. We’re recognised industry leaders in data-led search and content marketing, with a decade of experience helping regional, national and global brands realise their ambitions.   And as we enter a new expansion phase including new […]


Norfolk Developers Business Dinners Return

  We are pleased to announce that Norfolk Developers Business (NorDevBiz!) is making a return. NorDevBiz is aiming is to increase awareness of Norfolk Developers member’s businesses and stimulate internal and external referrals. Our second evening meeting will be on Monday 3rd of July 2017 at the Library Restaurant in Norwich at 7.30pm. Arrival is […]

Job Vacancies at Thyngs

Customer Success Manager £25-35k   Thyngs is looking for an ambitious Customer Success Manager to manage key enterprise customer and partner relationships. You are passionate about customer success and committed to getting them the answers, support and resources they need to achieve it, and focused on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction in every […]


Node.js the Right Way: Practical Server-Side JavaScript That Scales

By Jim R. Wilson ISBN-13: 978-1937785734   Node.js the Right Way is a fantastic little book. It’s a small book (but then it’s Pragmatic exPress) and it doesn’t go into anything in much detail, but then that’s what makes it fantastic. It gives a useful and practical overview of writing Node.js server side applications and […]


Know your plumbers from your electricians: The right tool for the job

As software developers, we at Naked Element, are skilled and experienced in a number of different programming languages (see below) and aware of many, many more. Choosing the right programming language for a piece of software is as important as choosing a hammer to knock in a nail, a flat headed screw driver for a […]


Sign on the Dotted Line – Why Contracts are Important

Contracts might seem like something only big business needs, and many small companies work without them, but if your work is important to you, it is vital to have a contract in place. A well put together contract can make a business relationship stronger and more successful, so it is worth investing some time and […]


NorDev Call for submissions

After receiving such a positive response to the Norfolk Developers magazines at each conference, we’ve decided to release a magazine outside of the conference too! Each issue will contain tech articles, local features, news and interviews as well as tech events in Norfolk and further afield, but most importantly it will be free to download! […]


Chamber Cyber Security Conference

Cyber security is a topic that is on everyone’s minds this month, and if you follow the news it will be obvious why (and if you don’t, see our previous blog posts!). On May 18th I attended the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Security Conference, hosted by Paul Maskall. The itinerary included four very relevant […]

It’s not sales, it’s a way of life

People’s barriers start to rise the minute they hear the word ‘sales’. Images of cheap-suited, fast-talking phone drones appear, desperately trying to sell something nobody wants or needs. Scarier for some are the words ‘sales training’ : being taught how to give the hard sell, hit the targets and seal the deal no matter what. […]


Norfolk Cyber Security Cluster

“It’s been a long time coming” David Higgins is a self-proclaimed ‘cyber-security geek’, used to working all over the world with the Foreign Office, now resident in Norfolk. He recently founded the county’s first cyber security cluster and is keen to get everyone talking about it. “In the past, it was generally hard to get […]


Secure Software and the NHS Hack

Last week a vicious, and highly effective, computer virus infected IT systems across the globe. Commercial and educational organisations in Asia were down, Germany’s railway system was affected, even US courier giants Fedex weren’t immune to the virus and here in the UK our health system was hit worst. The NHS, including GP surgeries, pharmacies […]


From Work Experience to Software Developer

“Coming out of uni having had that experience is really valuable in this industry” “Last summer I carried out a week’s work experience with Naked Element. At the end of the week MD Paul sat down with me and said I’d impressed them, that I had the right attitude and skills set to be a […]


You Can’t Do That

 by Emma Roache – ISBN-13: 978-1523989560 I sat next to Emma (complete with orange jumper) at a Norfolk Chamber breakfast in Great Yarmouth. We had the best table for the event and the conversation ranged from Trivium (modern Thrash Metal band) to the Kings of Leon. It’s incredible how, when you get away from business, the […]


Coffee in the Mine: In Java I wish I could… part 1

I started programming in BBC Basic on an Acorn Electron in 1985. I then went on to learn and use commercially C, C++ (there’s no such language as C/C++), C# and Java. When I was a C++ programmer I looked down on Java with it’s virtual machine, just in time compiling and garbage collector. When […]


Naked Element Have Relocated!

As of Tuesday 9th May, Naked Element are now based at New Patricks Yard, 2 Recorder Road, Norwich, NR1 1NR. As you may know, Naked Element has recently grown as a team, employing a Commercial Director and three new full time developers. As the company has grown, it has needed more equipment and much more space, […]


User Stories Workshop – What is it?

You may have heard us mention that we like to run a “User Stories Workshop” with our clients to understand requirements before we produce any software. You may also have thought what is it, and why? User Stories Applied, along with Agile Estimating & Planning, both books by Mike Cohn form the basis of, and […]


High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Barclays’ Entrepreneur Awards celebrates, inspires and recognises the best in class across the country, shining a light on those truly disruptive innovators at all stages of growth. At Barclays, we understand the importance of entrepreneurs to the UK and beyond; showcasing recent success stories and highlighting the unicorns of tomorrow is a great honour and […]

Happy 5th Birthday To Naked Element!

5 years ago last week, on the 26th April 2012 Naked Element was incorporated by Matthew Wells, Chris Wright and their CEO Paul Grenyer.   Over the 5 years Naked Element has successfully developed software for a wide variety of clients, helping them to improve their business processes and to increase their efficiency, saving them both […]


Become Part Of Norwich Cathedral’s 800 Year History

Sync the City 2015 – Build & Launch a Startup in 54 Hours – for fun or profit.  We are very pleased to announce Sync the City will be hosted this year on November 23rd to 25th at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral. Due to the size of the venue, this year, tickets will be limited, […]

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