Saturday, 20 September 2014

Be Part of the Tech Nation!

Tech City UK, along with Duedil, MTM London and Angelist, have launched a short survey as part of their Tech Nation report - the first ever to map UK’s digital capabilities.

As a nationwide survey we want to make sure Norwich is properly represented. This will be great in highlighting the expertise that exists here and revealing the support that is needed to help you grow.  If enough Norwich companies respond, we will be profiled separately in their final report - please help to get Norwich on their map!

By participating you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win one of 10 iPad mini 3s, tickets to the NOAH Conference, and most importantly, have your company profiled in the final Tech Nation report.

You can take the survey here.

If you have any difficulties please email: technationsurvey@techcityuk.com 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Norfolk Developers Publish First Ever Video!

Norfolk Developers has been filming its speakers for nearly 12 months, but never actually managed to publish a video. This has mostly been due to lack of time and skills to edit the videos and get them online. However, Naked Element and Norfolk Developers have a new recruit, Emily Crittenden who is gradually working through the backlog. Here is the first of many:


The Joy of Generators
Rupert Redington (@rupertredington)

In the near future Javascript will gain a raft of new features, amongst them generator functions. In this session we'll figure out what they are (you might already know from encounters with similar features in other languages) and explore a few surprising applications. For the most part we'll focus on using generators to flatten out asynchronous code - including an introduction to Koa, a next-generation, generator-based web-framework. The session will be illustrated with examples from a map of the UK's public loos.

Rupert ran away from the theatre to become a web developer at the turn of the century, since then he's been making mistakes at Norwich's Neontribe as fast as he can; he learns from a reasonable percentage of them. Recently he's been using Javascript to help teenagers talk to doctors, Americans to buy airline tickets and everybody to find their way to the loo.

Ermine Sandler: Increasing business influence

Ermine Sandler has been on my radar for a little while. Mostly via twitter. It was clear to me straightaway that she is a huge personality in the local business community. I was lucky enough to bump into her at a SyncNorwich event a while ago and a week or so later we got together to find out what each other was doing. It was a productive meeting and I believe things are starting to come of it already. During the meeting Ermine invited me along to a free workshop she was running on increasing business influence. I’m involved in a lot of things outside work and my free time is at a premium, but I was determined to make it along as I definitely need to be exposed to more non-tech events and people.

I’m really glad I did. It was excellent.

Despite having checked the dress code via twitter and being told that people were coming along in whatever they were wearing at work, I do wish I’d upgraded my shorts and sandals! Next time.

The event started, as so many do, with informal networking and an extremely nice buffet. It  was good to see some other people I already knew, including a client. I was very pleased to meet Chelsea Bales who used to work in the conference centre at St. Andrews House where the workshop was being held. She is now studying event management at UEA. Chelsea is a superb contact for me as I organise a lot of events.

After a little while the workshop was about to start and we were ushered into the seminar room where I was at the back sandwiched between another of the team at Naked Element and my client. I could see from the off that we were in for a fun and raucous time.

Ermine explained to us about a golden rule her mother taught her when she was younger.

“Do as you would be done by.”

And then proceeded to tell us that it was wrong and it’s better, in business and the workplace at least, to understand the type of person you’re dealing with and treat them accordingly. The rest of the workshop was dedicated to identifying and understanding the four main categories it can help to classify people into:

  • Eagles (D-style)
  • Parrots (I-style)
  • Doves (S-style)
  • Owls (C-style)

I’m not going to explain the details of the DISC styles as they’re readily available on the internet and you really should go along to see Ermine to find out about them.

What followed was one of the most enjoyable sessions I have taken part in for quite some time. Ermine has a huge amount of charisma, which encouraged a large amount of highly informative and amusing audience participation. My favorite type of learning is when I’m having fun and interacting with others and laughing.

What I would dearly love to see are more free sessions like this and to get some of the more enterprising techies I know along to see if we can get more of them out of their shell and I say that as someone who can still see plenty of swirly patterns in their peripheral vision.

Since the workshop I have completed an assessment, sent to me by Ermine, to determine my DISC type. I don’t have the results yet, but my fingers are tightly crossed for Owl!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Norfolk Developers 2014 Autumn Collection

Norfolk Developers is an extremely active group. Every month, usually on the first Wednesday we run our regular evening event at 6.30pm at the Kings Centre, which consists of two 45 minutes tech presentations. Usually one presentation is given by a local speaker and the other by a visiting speaker. Most months we we also run a full or half day hands on workshop, also at the Kings Centre. And of course, every February, there’s NorDevCon, Norfolk Developer’s one day Agile and Tech conference.

It’s been a busy year already and there’s even more to choose from in the autumn.

Starting with the September full day hands on workshop is being run by Rainbird on Monday, 15th. Norfolk Developers is delighted that Rainbird have chosen to run their first hack day with us. Rainbird is a cloud-based artificial intelligence platform that enables developers, businesses and students to create powerful expert systems on any subject.  The Rainbird development process starts with a visual process similar to mind-mapping (they call it knowledge mapping) and is backed by a new XML-based knowledge representation format called RBLang.  During this inaugural Rainbird Hack Day, 30 developers will have just one day to conceptualise, collaborate, create, build and present a Rainbird driven application that demonstrate creativity and innovation around any theme. Developers can enter individually although small teams of 2-4 are recommended. To get your creative juices flowing, access to Rainbird will be available in advance (from 1st September) and there will be an introductory webinar run 10.00am on Friday 5th September.

We’re starting early in October with An Evening with AWS (Amazon Web Services) on Wednesday, 1st. AWS are returning to Norwich to take both 45 minute sessions. They asked us what we’d like to hear about and so far a number of people have asked for an introduction to AWS. This is looking like the most likely topic, but will be confirmed nearer the time. There are currently plans for an AWS workshop on the following day, which will most likely provide hands on exercises based on the material covered the night before.

Our regular October hands on workshop is at the Kings Centre on Tuesday 21st October and is a Behavior Driven Development (BDD) full day workshop with Seb Rose. It’s a practical introduction to using examples to specify software. You will learn to break down complex business requirements with your stakeholders using examples in their own language, giving you the tools to explore their ideas before any software is written. You'll use pens, cards and other bits of paper, so you won't need to know any tools in advance, or even remember your laptop! This course works best when we get a mix of product owners (or BAs), testers and developers all coming along - because you're all essential to a successful outcome. This workshop is based on our successful BDD training at Kickstart Academy, using exercises and examples that have been tested on hundreds of delegates. Seb Rose has been a consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 30 years.

November sees the return of Tim Ruffles and the hugely popular and previously oversubscribed Introduction to AngularJS hands on full day workshop at the Kings Centre on Monday the 3rd. If you missed out last time, now’s your chance. This is followed on Tuesday 4th of November by an AngularJS Advanced/Internals full day hands on workshop, also with Tim Ruffles at the Kings Centre. We’re still waiting for the final details from Tim, but you can sign up for both workshops now on the Norfolk Developers meetup site.

My belief, from what I see going on around me, including the drop in attendance at a lot of technical meetups is that Norwich has reached saturation point. This is why when Mark Pryce-Maher contacted me about starting up the SQL users group in Norwich again I was pleased that he thought merging it with Norfolk Developers was a good idea. This means that every quarter we’ll have at least one SQL or database based session at one of our evening events and hopefully some SQL and database based workshops too.

The first of these events is in November on Thursday 6th at Kings Centre at 6.30pm. Again we’re missing our regular first wednesday of the month slot so we don’t compete with bonfire night. Mark Pryce-Maher will be giving a SQL based presentation and NorDevCon and workshop favorite Richard Astbury will be talking about an interesting project he worked on a little while back, where his team took patient notes from an A&E department, and wrote some code to do natural language processing to extract valuable information from the free text. This was then used to inform clinical decision making in the hospital.

That’s all we have confirmed for the autumn at the moment. We’re in discussions for something big in December. It’s all going to depends on availability and the speaker being in this county. All I can tell you at the moment is that it’s one of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto. You’ll have to wait and see to find out which one.

Even though it’s many months away, we’re already deep into planning NorDevCon, which will take place on Friday 27th of February at the Knigs Centre in Norwich. Now in it's third year, NorDevCon has traditionally been a tech and Agile conference. This year we expanded to include a track on Cloud & Big Data, a hands on workshop track and a local speaker and SyncDevelopHER (a local group promoting women in IT) track. This year we attracted about 170 people from 180 ticket sales. Mostly those who attended were developers, business owners and Agile practitioners. Next year we are hoping to attract 200+ techies and Agilists and around 100 business people, who aren't necessarily techy but have an interest in technology. To do this we are going to make some of the sessions more business focused. Every session will have a rating indicating how techy and how business focused it is to help people decided which sessions to attach.  But of course if you’re in it for the hard-core tech and agile content you won’t be disappointed either!

A number of speakers have already been confirmed and we hope to have the rest confirmed by the end of September. I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Jon Skeet, who was hugely popular at this year’s conference, will be giving the opening keynote at next year’s conference and telling us about Developing Passion in many Senses. Jon will also be giving a session on C# 6.0. The also hugely popular Harry Harrold and Rupert Redington will be giving the closing keynote and speaking about "Agile apocrypha and an ad-hoc manifesto”. This will be as entertaining as it is informative and give a more gentle wind down at the end of an intense day. Other confirmed speakers include:
  • Ali Clabburn
  • Allan Kelly
  • Anders Fisher
  • Blair Keen
  • Chris Bennett
  • Colin Mower
  • Emma Mulqueen
  • Hannah tometzki
  • Jan Machacek
  • Julie Bishop
  • Kevlin Henney
  • Letitia Fearon
  • Rachel Davis
  • Rainbird
  • Richard Astbury
  • Ruth John
  • Seb Rose

You can expect all the good stuff from last year like the wine reception and conference dinner and we’ll be publishing the sponsorship packages as soon as they’re finalised over the next few weeks.

Kevlin Henney and one other will also be giving short presentations at the pre-conference event the evening before at the Kings Centre. This will be followed be an informal dinner at a local restaurant.

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s an exciting and busy time for Norfolk Developers. We put these events on for you, the Norfolk Tech Community, so please do come along and enjoy!

Originally published here.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

NorDev: An evening with AWS

What: Norfolk Developers: An Evening with AWS

When: Wednesday 1st October 2014 @ 6.30pm

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

Sign-up: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/176177212/

Level: Beginner


Introduction to AWS

What it is, why is was created and what are the fundamental services that make up the service.

AWS Demo

Demo showing the deployment of basic AWS services such as EC2, S3, ELB, CloudFront & RDS. Deployment of a (very simple) php application into this environment using all of these service components.



Norfolk Developers: Rainbird Hack Day


What: Rainbird Hack Day

When: Monday 15th September 2014 @ 9.30am to 5.30pm

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

How much: £15

Sign-up: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/200672852/

Level: beginner / introduction

"Rainbird is a cloud-based artificial intelligence platform that enables developers, businesses and students to create powerful expert systems on any subject. The Rainbird development process starts with a visual process similar to mind-mapping (we call it knowledge mapping) and is backed by a new XML-based knowledge representation format called RBLang.  

As your knowledge base matures,the results can be published as a powerful web tool or an API that other people can consult with to retrieve the knowledge and solve problems."

During this inaugural Rainbird Hack Day, 30 developers from Norfolk Developers will have just one day to conceptualise, collaborate, create, build and present a Rainbird driven application that demonstrate creativity and innovation around any theme. Developers can enter individually although small teams of 2-4 are recommended. You can either form a team in advance or just come along on the day and team up. To get your creative juices flowing, access to Rainbird will be available in advance (from 1st September) and there will be an introductory webinar run 10.00am on Friday 5th September.

Here’s what to expect on the day:

  • An introduction by Rainbird CEO & Founder, Ben Taylor
  • A technical crash course by Rainbird Head of Software Development, Dom Davis
  • Extensive developer support by members of the Rainbird team throughout
  • An opportunity to imagine and collaborate with developers using this exciting new technology
  • A chance to present your hack to your colleagues at the end of the day
  • A prize for the best hack
  • Free T-shirt, and other nerdy gifts plus good food and refreshments
  • We’re a friendly bunch some come along and get stuck in!

Prerequisits

  • Laptop with Chrome/Firefox
  • Rainbird Account*
  • Knowledge of XML would be beneficial but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of Mind Mapping would be beneficial but not mandatory
  • Optional: reference material on a subject you know a lot about (doesn’t need to be technical). We will look at turning this into a Rainbird Knowledge Base, although we have an example that people can build if they don’t have an idea for their own

*A link to sign up will be sent to attendees nearer the time.

Draft running order

9.30am Coffee, Croissant and Introductions
10.00am Welcome by James Duez (Chairman)
10:15am Introduction by Ben Taylor (CEO)
10:45am Rainbird Crash Course - Dom Davis (Head of Software Development)

11.15am Hack Session1

1.00pm Lunch

1.30pm Hack Session2

3.30pm Pitch time (8 minute slots)
4.45pm Prize giving and summary
5.00pm End

Lucy

This is my first film review for quite some time! We haven’t stopped going to see films, I’ve just been so busy with Norfolk Developers, NorDevCon and Naked Element. Hopefully normal service will resume soon!

Usually Charlotte falling asleep is the sign of a good film. However, that’s not the case with Lucy. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was dreadful, but it certainly was awful. It’s a shame because it’s an excellent idea, it’s just very poorly executed. Scarlett Johansson does nothing for me and I feel sorry for Morgan Freeman as in my opinion his agent found him a lemon.

Some of the bits of the film didn’t fit, like why Lucy ended up in a prison cell when the rest of the mules boarded their planes for Europe and when she was on a plane later she appeared to disintegrate and then woke up in a hospital bed. It’s almost like the producers got bored halfway through and couldn’t be bothered to finish it properly. It’s rare that I think a film should be longer, but Lucy should have been and they should have worked harder to make it a good film.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Bloodstock 2014 Review

Friday

Just like last year I stayed in a Travelodge in Derby the night before Bloodstock, which makes the first day shorter as I don’t need to leave Norwich at stupid o’clock to catch the bands I want to see. After a short jaunt down the A38 to the Burton-on-Trent Central Premier Inn to meet Andy (who was late as usual) we got to the arena just as Bloodshot Dawn were starting their final song. It was amazing! Progressive death metal. I'll be ordering something of theirs as soon as I can.

Next up were the first band of the day I'd actually planned to see, Entombed AD. Basically the same band I used to go and see when I was at University, although they were just called Entombed then, and basically the same performance. Still good though.

Then came Primordial. Every year there are bands I don't know announced on the bill that sound interesting so I buy some of their stuff. Primordial were the first of these bands. I really like the couple of albums I bought and the performance was excellent. Dark, moody and well played. I've always been into My Dying Bride and more recently Swallow the Sun and really like this sort of doomy metal. Primordial are in much the same vain.

I'd never heard of Flotsam And Jetsam and as they were described as old school thrash, I didn't have high hopes and to begin with it looked like my fears were realised. Then, about a third of the way through their set, they played a new track that was just amazing and they continued to improve from that point on.

Most people only know Prong for 'Snap your fingers, snap your neck'. I had that album when I was at school, but never got around to buying it on CD until I heard they were playing at Bloodstock. It's great and Prong's performance was even better all the way through. They have a unique thrashy sound that really just works.

Triptykon were as expected, which was mediocre. I've got all their stuff and I quite like it, but I have to be in the right mood. They're one of those doom metal bands that are verging on good. They played well, but there was little interaction with the crowd.

I skipped Hatebreed on the main stage, mostly because they're rubbish and went to see Winterfylleth in the Sophie Lancaster tent, which was also a good way of missing the torrential rain. I was told they were a bit black metally and they were! Although no corpse paint, which is also refreshing. The British band were having some sort of technical difficulty but when they did play they were very good.

Dimmu Borgir also had their share of “Technical Bullshit” and were half an hour late to the stage, played one song, had more technical difficulties and disappeared for another five minutes. When they came back they played a, shortened, blinder. These days Dimmu are always good and they do seem to play lots of their songs that I like, which, to be fair, is most of them!

I had intended to go and see Rotting Christ as although I quite like the recent Down EPs, I'm not a fan of their original albums at all. The problem is I got comfortable in the Rock Society tent and Down were not only quite good, but Phil Anselmo is very charismatic and quite entertaining. So I stayed put. At least until I got cold...


Saturday

As I walked into the Arena from parking the car, Evil Scarecrow, a band I know nothing about were playing. Apparently they're unsigned and have played Bloodstock a number of times before. They were hilarious. They reminded me of Devin Townsend doing Ziltoid. They had cheap, but great stage props and lots of silly dances that the audience were all to happy to do, some of them dressed as tin foil robots. Just brilliant.

Shining shouldn't have been allowed on any stage at Bloodstock.

In 1993 I really got into Megadeth and a friend of mine from school lent me all their stuff and some Iron Maiden too. He wasn't really into Metal any more unless it was death metal. He mostly liked Grunge then. One of the Death Metal bands he liked was Vader and he played me a music video of theirs. I didn't really like it. In 2005 I found myself in San Francisco wandering round a large record store and there was The Beast by Vader. So I thought I'd give it a go, along with an album by Zyklon (are you seeing the BOA 2014 connections here?). I loved them both, especially the Vader album. As I found out more about them I discovered other Polish progressive death metal bands like Behemoth and Decapitated. I love them too. In the years since I've seen both Vader and Behemoth twice, but never managed to see Decapitated until today. They were fantastic. Like many of the other bands on the Bloodstock bill this year, they suffered from a poor guitar sound and in Decapitated's case in particular they could have done with a second guitarist. However, they were tight heavy and really rather wonderful.

I first saw Orphaned Land at ProgPower, the very short lived Power and Progressive Metal festival, in 2006 and thought they were good. It took me quite a while to get into their album Mabool and I never really got into the follow up, The Never Ending Way of the Warrior. However, their latest album All Is One is fantastic and I have played it relentlessly. I missed orphaned Land in Norwich recently so I was glad they were playing Bloodstock and they were very good, especially when they did Brother, my favourite track from the album, if not from the band. The vocalist is especially good. Again the guitar sound could have been better. As an Israeli band they of course mentioned the war in Gaza and how Palestinians were their friends.

I ignored Crowbar from the Rock Society tent.

For a band with one good album and two good songs on another album and a history of being crap when I've seen them before, Lacuna Coil were definite contenders for band of the day. Looking like they had a new drummer and a guitarist down, they put on the best show I have seen them do. I really enjoyed it.

Lacuna Coil's fly in the ointment was Children of Bodem. Fast, heavy, entertaining and lots of fun, Children of Bodem were just superb. You can't fault them in any way. Their new album is another one I've had on constant play and it's really helped me appreciate some of their other more recently albums too. These guys should get a headlining slot.

What's going on with Carcass? They are the band of the day, but what was going on with the guitarists? They seemed frequently out of tune and out of time. It didn't stop them being brutally heavy or entertaining between songs. A few seconds into the second song the power was pulled as someone had collapsed in the crowd. This resulted in the band being asked to cut their set short, which they refused to do and whinged about. Good on them though. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed their set.

I didn't have high hopes for Emperor as, even though it was the first album of theirs I bought (along with Godless Savage Garden by Dimmu Borgir in Glasgow) I'm not the biggest fan of it now. In some ways my fears were realised as they didn't play a single song I really knew (nothing from Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk or IX Equilibrium), but the problem is they play them so well and the music really is quite good, so again I came home (in the rain) having really enjoyed their set.


Sunday

I opened the Premier Inn curtains on Sunday morning to find torrential rain, so we skipped our usual VIP area breakfast and had it in the Beefeater next to the hotel instead before adorning full wets and heading for Catton Hall.

After the long walk from the car I caught the tail end of Arthemis, but they didn't make enough of an impression on me for me to be able to remember anything about their set.

I was really looking forward to Aborted and they were incredible. A tight, excellent performance playing lots of stuff from their new album. With bands like Aborted (and Decapitated) it doesn't matter what they play because it's all good. The only thing that let them down was their attitude to the crowd and the over exaggerated “don't give a damn” attitude that was completely unnecessary. It won't stop me seeing them again though.

I was hoping Revamp would be so much more, but I was being unrealistic as although their album is very listenable, it's not great. I love Floor Jansen. She was great in After Forever and singing with Star One and I can't wait to hear what she's like with Nightwish, but Revamp just really never got going. The problems with Floor's microphone didn't help through the second song, but at least provided some entertainment.

I remember having an argument at school about Biohazard. One of my classmates was really into them but would argue relentlessly that they're not a metal band. I know different. They were excellent. Full of energy, great songs and as you would expect, got loads of the crowd up on stage at the end. They were good enough to get me to order one of their old albums.

Graveyard's flight was delayed, so they were moved to the Sophie Lancaster stage later in the evening and replaced by Avatar. I'm not really sure what to say about them and their little drummer boy attire. They reminded me of Deathstars (who once played the indoor festival), but not as good.

I missed Obituary the last time they played Bloodstock as we had a new baby. I was very disappointed as I've been into them since World Demise and regularly get out their old and new stuff but have never seen them. They were fantastic. I didn't recognise a single song, but they're another of those bands that just sound great, so it doesn't matter what they play.

By this time we'd been thrown out of the Rock Society tent as the wind had made it unsafe and I was cold and tired, so I decided to skip Saxon (who I don't like anyway), Amon Amarth and Megadeth. I've seen Amon Amarth twice before at Bloodstock and Megadeth many times in various places. Apparently Megadeth were very good, but getting home to my family a night early was too appealing.

As usual, I'm already looking forward to next year.






Thursday, 24 July 2014

NorDev Event: An Evening of DevOps

What: NorDev: An Evening of DevOps

When: 6th August 2014, 6.30pm

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

Sign-up: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/178508812/



Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online in mixed development environments

Application and infrastructure are never as architecturally pure or simple as we would like. You can’t always rely on working in your language of choice. With this in mind we’re going to take a look at how TFS can help you with this whether you work with Java, .net or something else.

We’ll cover a number of topics including:

  • source control
  • build
  • testing
  • deployment

This talk will be aimed at developer though it shouldn’t matter what technology is being used.

Release Management with Team Foundation Server 2013 

With the shortening of delivery cycles; adoption of agile; and a focus on continuous delivery; there is a growing need to deploy application faster and more reliably. Microsoft Release Management with TFS 2013 is a new entry in this space complementing Microsoft’s existing Application Lifecycle Management offerings. This is a semi-technical demo, so it should be of interest anyone who’s involved in the release process specifically on the Windows Server Platform.

See how Release Management can:

  • Help provide faster and more consistent deployments.
  • Automate verification of deployments.Allow Single click promotion to different environments.
  • Secure releases with workflow approval release authorisation.
  • Integrate with your existing test and build processes


Chris Pont & John Nicholson 

Chris (@chrispont) and John (@ijyijohn) are both experienced developers / technical architects and have recently set up a new venture in Ipswich called IJYI (@IjyiLtd) offering bespoke development and consultancy in ALM, Team Foundation Server and SCRUM. They both have strong experience in .NET and the Microsoft ecosystem, are both certified ScrumMasters and have a huge interest in development process and the tooling that can ease transition into a more agile approach to application life cycle management.

MobDevCon 2014 Survey

As many of you know, this year’s MobDevCon had to be cancelled just weeks away from the conference. We wanted to release a statement to let those that had reserved tickets for the conference and were looking forward to the conference following on from the huge success of last year’s MobDevCon 2013, know the reason behind the event being cancelled. Unfortunately, even after extending the early bird tickets at reduced prices, and the sale of tickets for a further working week, there were only 10 paying delegates confirmed to attend. Add to this the sponsors, speakers and organisers this figure did rise to 40 people however we wanted to protect our relationships with the confirmed sponsors and it’s important to us to deliver on our promises. Having predicted around 100 paying delegates we felt that this would not present our sponsors with a fair return on their sponsorship investments. The low numbers of paying delegates also meant that the revenue generated from the conference would not cover its breakeven point and proved to be an unfeasible proposition for  Naked Element Ltd. to undertake.

As we’ve mentioned last year’s conference was a resounding success and we’d like to hear from you, as past attendees or members of the mobile development community, how we can make the conference a success once more and try to address the reasons behind poor ticket sales. We’ve had fantastic feedback from previous conferences and have the passion and commitment to bring the latest in mobile developments to the area and feel that there’s still life in our Mobile Development Conferences.

We would really appreciate if you would take just 1 minute out of your day to answer our questionnaire. All responses will be anonymous unless you specify otherwise and responses will be held in strict confidence. We will be taking your valuable feedback into account when organising future conferences and this will enable us to deliver what you want, how and when you want it.

Complete the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J9WT5KJ