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  • 1 July 2020

    Welcome to the new Norfolk Developers website

    We're glad you're here! We've been working on this for a few weeks just to get the basics in place, but now we want to invite you to come and help us build.This website is built with Next.js will suffice.We're also very keen to receive contributions to our Posts, and whilst this ...

  • 10 April 2020

    Cyber security lessons learned from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

    They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.The Star Wars film franchise has fascinated society with unprecedented fervor for over 40 years, and it's easy to see why: They're Shakes...

  • 10 April 2020

    Tom’s Top Tips to get ready for the 2020s

    To some, it felt like 2019 was a rough, difficult-to-stomach year. After all, just some of the predictions of the cyborg-filled, nuclear-powered flying car future haven’t quite come true, - yet. And, the world seems on the brink of various disasters and crises. Having said that, ...

  • 10 April 2020

    Greater Train Wreck

    The UK has had a long relationship with rail transport. It started in 1829 with Stephenson’s Rocket, and quickly expanded into a rail network that was the envy of the world. 190 years later you’d think any problems with our trains would be solved.. They’re not. We live in a world...

  • 10 April 2020

    Transforming the meetup model – fumu

    Going to start with a heavy assumption that a lot of people reading this have at some point… visited meetup.com or maybe Eventbrite? You may even have ventured into the world of Facebook Events (that’s unfortunate really, isn’t it?). Your visits to these sites reveal that at some...

  • 1 March 2020

    Meet the community - James Russell

    An interview with James Russell. James is the CEO and founder of Brisk, but has formerly run a small business and has the desire to modernise the way in which small businesses are protected....

  • 1 March 2020

    Stop Press: Norfolk news shorts.

    Here at nor(DEV): we’re always proud to celebrate achievements in the local tech community. Now’s the time to raise a cheer and congratulate many very worthy winners....

  • 1 March 2020

    Meet the community - Steven Beresford

    Steven Beresford is a 24 year old who happens to be pretty decent in front of a computer. Steven is a junior software developer. His work experience is similar to many young people trying to get into the tech industry. It’s not always plain sailing....

  • 3 February 2019

    Join us for the nor(DEV):con 2019 Business Sessions: Running a business is hard!

    Join us for the nor(DEV):con 2019 before the price goes up after Friday!...

  • 4 December 2018

    Emerging talent at the DevelopHER Awards 2018!

    A couple of weeks ago I was honoured to be asked to judge and present the overall winner of the DevelopHER Awards 2018. There are a number of categories in the awards, including TechStar which I also judged, and the overall winner is chosen from the winners of the other categorie...

  • 22 November 2018

    Naked Element backs winning team at Sync the City!

    Sync The City is an annual event that brings together budding entrepreneurs and developers to pitch and build a start-up in just 54 hours. This year our Director Paul Grenyer was a mentor for one of the teams and they had great success with their idea ‘Seren’, taking home one of ...

  • 4 November 2018

    Badminton

    When: Friday 16th November 2018 5.30pm to 6.30pmWhere: 69 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QWRSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/bnbrkqyxpbvb/Many of us need more exercise! We've booked a court and will play doubles from a team of 6.- £2 towards the Court.- 50p e...

  • 4 November 2018

    How the employer voice can influence technical & vocational training

    When: Monday 12th November 2018 5.30pm to 6.30pmWhere: The Library Restaurant, 4A Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JHRSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/251982755/...

  • 4 November 2018

    Special: Azure Sphere: Intelligent Edge & Logging is Hot Again (with free food!)

    When: Thursday 8th November 2018 6:15pm to 9:00pmWhere: Modality Systems, Rosebery Court, Central Ave, Norwich, NR7 0HSRSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/252504253/...

  • 4 November 2018

    The Very Slow Time Machine with Jez Higgins & Me TV with Russel Winder

    When: Wednesday 7th November 2018 6:30pm to 9:00pmWhere: Mills & Reeve, 1 St James Ct, Norwich NR3 1RURSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/252504253/...

  • 30 October 2018

    Deep Tech is affecting people’s lives without them even knowing it.

    Deep Tech sounds like a character from the X-Files right? While it’s not a covert government agency, Deep Tech is affecting people’s lives without them even knowing it, but it’s not something we need to be afraid of. There are lots of very technical and wordy definitions of Deep ...

  • 13 October 2018

    Calling Companies - Showcase your Tech at Sync the City 54 Hour Startup event

    Sync the City is a great event in which you can promote, share and test your API's, Tools and Services. You could provide the vital ingredient that helps the startup teams Build & Launch a Startup in 54 Hours, and win the amazing cash prizes on offer!Sync the City 2018 is a 54 Ho...

  • 14 August 2018

    How to be a Rockstar Developer by Phil Trelford & Kayleigh Hall on Vue

    When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 6:30pm to 9:00pmWhere: The Elms, 300 St Faith's Rd, Norwich, NR6 7BJRSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/253056604/How to be a Rockstar DeveloperPhil TrelfordYou’ve seen the adverts from agents seeking rock star and n...

  • 14 August 2018

    The nor(DEV):biz Big Dinner

    This event DOES NOT contain Tech! (It will contain lots of fun though!)Norfolk Developers and Barclays Eagle Lab Norwich present...

  • 14 August 2018

    Breakfast with John Gostling - Managing Director of Breakwater IT

    When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 7:30am to 8:30amWhere: The Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1LBHow much: £20RSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/qqwhznyxmbgb/John Gostling, an IT services provider offering solutions and support to a variety of...

  • 14 August 2018

    FREE Workshop: Tax and accounting for owner managed businesses

    When: Monday, September 3, 2018 @ 5:30pm to 6:30pmWhere: 4A Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JHRSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/253538565/Anthony will cover topics like tax efficient profit extraction, research and development tax credits, budgeting and...

  • 14 August 2018

    Learn WordPress & build a website in ONE day

    When: 5 Septemeber, 9am to 4.45pmWhere: The Kings Centre, Kings Street, Norwich, NR1 1PHHow much: £150RSVP: <https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/250241910/WordPress is the world’s best and most popular website builder and this hands-on course takes you through...

  • 15 July 2018

    nor(DEV):con 2019 Call For Speakers

    nor(DEV):con 2019 Call For Speakers Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd February 2019 Kings Centre 63-75 King Street Norwich NR1 1PHnor(DEV):con, the Norfolk Developers Conference is back for 2019 and stronger than ever with new tracks and an updated format. nor(DEV):con is Norfolk an...

  • 17 May 2018

    Norwich Gaming Festival

    the most fantastic thing about the Norwich scene is the amount of support and events available for young people<https://norwichgamingfestival.com/@NorwichGFest<https://www.facebook.com/NorwichGamingFestivalWhen talking tech we often think of software development in a commercial ...

  • 15 March 2018

    Linux & SQL Server at MigSolv a Review

    !We love the MigSolv.The intimacy of the board room with the table down the centre and nor(DEV): members arranged each side is great for generating conversation! And when you have a humorous and huge personality like Mark Pryce-Maher: evening presentations for some time.!Mark was...

  • 30 November 2017

    DevelopHER Awards 2017

    Keen to grow the East Anglian network, founder Vickie Allen held the third DevelopHER Awards in Cambridge this year. Hosted by the stunning Corn Exchange, there were pink and silver balloons hovering above every table and goody bags on every chair - the venue was ready for an ama...

  • 6 November 2017

    AI: Better for Business, Better for Employees?

    Artificial intelligence is unashamedly a big deal - why else wouldNorfolk Developers’ Journalbe running an AI special?! With annual global revenue predicted to grow from $643 million in 2016 to$36.8 billion in 2025, artificial intelligence represents the fastest growing sector in...

  • 6 November 2017

    3D Printing:  Opportunity or Risk?

    It will come as a surprise to many that technology underpinning 3D printing (often known as “stereolithography” or “additive manufacturing”) has existed for over 30 years, first entering public consciousness when French inventor Alain Le Mehaute filed a patent to protect the ster...

  • 6 November 2017

    Meet The Community: Norfolk Developers

    Norfolk Developers almost need no introduction. If you’re reading this magazine, you know who they are. Considering the group’s importance and influence in the region’s tech scene, they were an obvious choice to feature in our ‘Meet The Community’ feature. We spoke to founder Pau...

  • 6 November 2017

    Building A Successful Chatbot

    First things first, what exactly is a chatbot?A quick Google will give you lots of different answers to this simple question. I have attempted my own definition with the caveat that this fledgling technology is constantly evolving so this may well be out of date by the time you r...

  • 5 August 2016

    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. in Norwich with keynote speakers Dom Davis on Thursday, Seb Rose and Russel Winder on Friday and Juliana Me...

  • 14 March 2016

    NorDevCon breaking down age barriers

    NorDevCon. With an impressive array of speakers and workshops we had more attendees than any previous year. This year, for the first time, we had students and teachers attending from some of the local schools and academies as well as the usual range of techies and business people...

  • 5 March 2016

    nor(DEV):con 2016 a HUGE success!

    nor(DEV):con attracted over 400 people this year, the biggest turnout yet! There were international speakers, fully booked workshops and a great atmosphere over the whole weekend.This year's new business track proved popular, especially Ermine Amies' 'Time Bandits' session, with ...

  • 5 March 2016

    A Question of Space

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- Captain Kirk, Wrath of Khan 1982.From a Norfolk Developers and a personal point of view NorDevCon 2016 was a huge success. We had the largest number of attendees we’ve ever had by a significant margin. The Thursday workshops a...

  • 16 January 2016

    Microsoft & The Guardian Join The 2016 NorDevCon Line Up

    We thought you'd like to know that Microsoft and the Guardian have joined the NorDevCon 2016 line up!Building applications using the Universal Windows Platform (Friday) Paul Foster (Microsoft)Windows 10 introduces the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which further evolves the Wi...

  • 20 December 2015

    NorDevCon 2016: Bigger and better than ever before!

    NorDevCon 2016 is bigger and better than ever before and here is why…Thursday 25th February 2016We have some amazing pre-conference workshops for you to participate to get you in the mood for Nor(DEV):con on the 26th.An Exploration of Symbiotic Design Practicedelivered by Pau...

  • 8 December 2015

    nor(DEV):con 2016 set to be bigger, bolder and better for businesses

    Following the success of last year’s Norfolk Developers Conference, the Winter conference is in it’s fourth year and will bring together delegates and companies from across the whole professional spectrum.The conference is a meeting of minds for business and technology experts, w...

  • 24 November 2015

    Jon Skeet is back for NorDevCon 2016

    When we speak to people about NorDevCon, do you know which speaker we get asked about the most? Jon Skeet!This is why we are delighted to be able to announce that Jon Skeet is back for NorDevCon 2016 and will be doing a regular 45 minute conference session on C...

  • 9 November 2015

    NorDevCon 2016 Agenda Live!

    We’re a week late, but the NorDevCon 2016 agenda is now live on the NorDevCon website and you can view it here:<http://www.nordevcon.com/agenda/Highlights this year include keynotes from Michael Feathers, Jon Jagger and Richard Astbury.Other highlights include Dom Davis!Over the ...

  • 28 September 2015

    Michael Feather's Heads up the Keynote Speakers for Nor(DEV):con 2016

    We’re delighted to be able to announce our keynote speakers for Nor(Dev):con 2016, which is taking place at the Kings Centre, King Street Norwich, 25-27th February 2016.Michael FeathersFriday (26th) Opening KeynoteToo often as software developers we take features as given - EE ar...

  • 23 September 2015

    Nor(Dev):Con 2016 to support The Curly Hair Project

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which include Asperger’s Syndrome, have been at the centre of documentaries, an oscar winning movie starring Dustin Hoffman and a best selling novel that even went on to take Broadway and the West End by storm. But most research so far has focused...

  • 18 June 2015

    Tickets On Sale Now!

    Tickets for the 2016 nor(DEV):con are now on sale, so if you want to get ahead of the game and grab a Super Early Bird ticket now's your chance!Growing in popularity and still attracting visitors from across the country, as well as the world, nor(DEV):con has expanded to run over...

  • 9 June 2015

    nor(DEV):con 2016 Sponsorship Packages

    We're gearing up for nor(DEV):con 2016 with the release of our sponsorship packages. We have various levels of sponsorship available for companies who would like to support Norfolk's tech conference and reap the benefits, in February next year, and now that the main conference is...

  • 28 April 2015

    Nor(DEV)con: 2015 Survey Results and Winners!

    As nor(DEV):con continues to grow and attract higher numbers of attendees, we began to consider running the conference over two days. To find out if this was something the tech community would be interested in, we conducted a survey of nor(DEV):con 2015 visitors.We were very plea...

  • 19 March 2015

    Sync Norwich - Liftshare

    Tonight we were treated to an extra session, as Liftshare and a chair right at the front. The small office had been turned into a mini-auditorium with a good 30 or more people in attendance and the slide show had already begun.I don’t know what the collective noun is for people n...

  • 12 March 2015

    Bristow Holland on the nor(DEV):con 2015

    Bristow Holland had some kind words: We were delighted to be involved NorDevCon 2015 as a sponsor, the format was excellent with a range of topics and subject matter for everyone, we particularly enjoyed the business track which offered really accessible insight into the business...

  • 12 March 2015

    QI at nor(DEV):con

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  • 12 March 2015

    MigSolv hail NorDevCon 2015 a sponsorship success

    It was great being at this years NorDevCon event in Norwich. Held at the Kings Centre in central Norwich it attracted an amazing amount of creative people and business opportnuities. We believe it is the event to be at for local tech businesses wanting to be seen and take part in...