Monday, 30 September 2013

Norfolk Developer's Conference (NorDevCon) 2014

Naked Element Ltd. is proud to present NorDevCon, the Norfolk Developers one day Agile and tech conference. The conference will take place on Friday 28th February 2014 at the Kings Centre in Norwich. Building on the hugely successful Agile and technical tracks from this year’s SyncConf, NorDevCon will also feature a cloud and big data track, a workshop track and a combined local speaker and SyncDevelopHER (bringing together women in IT) track. The hugely successful conference dinner will be back as well as a reception hosted by Virgin Wines.

To be kept up-to-date with NorDevCon, please join the mailing list and follow the conference on twitter: @nordevcon

The Speakers

NorDevCon has a fantastic speaker line up in 2014. Some of the most popular speakers from this year's SyncConf will be returning along with plenty of new speakers from around the country and from the local area. We're still working on the opening keynote speaker and hoping to secure a popular figure from the software craftsmanship community.

Nat Pryce and Steve Freeman, the authors of Growing Object Oriented Software Guided by Tests, will be closing the conference. Their book took the software community by storm with it’s outside in approach to automated testing.

After speaking at SyncConf, Kevlin Henney, Phil Nash, Ian Robinson (Neo Technology) and Norwich favorite Liz Keogh will all be returning to Norwich for NorDevCon. Local speakers include Danielle Ashley, Dom Davis (Virgin Wines), Janet Randall (Aviva) and Pete Roome (ex Pandr).

The workshop track will see the return to Norwich of Jon Jagger's CyberDojo, an F# workshop from recent Norfolk Developers speaker Phil Trelford (Trayport), who will also be doing a presentation session on F#, and Russel Winder who will be providing hands on experience of the Spock testing framework.

Chris O'Dell (7digital) will be speaking about continuous delivery, Anthony Saxby (Microsoft) will be speaking in the new cloud & big data track, Rachel Davies (Unruly Media) will be returning to Norwich to tell us about Agile at Unruly Media and Jon Skeet (Google) will be speaking about C#.

More speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

The Venue

The King’s Centre is a high quality conference venue in the centre of Norwich with 14 different rooms to suit individual requirements. The centre offers conference rooms, meeting rooms, breakout rooms and a 650 seater auditorium.

The Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the venue in the evening following the conference. In this unique experience the speakers remain seated while the conference attendees move round between courses. This is your opportunity to speak to your favorite speakers of the day. The price includes three courses and two glasses of wine per person. There will also be a bar.

Last year the conference dinner was one of the highlights of the conference and sold out! Please make sure you purchase your dinner ticket at the same time as your conference ticket.

The Virgin Wines Reception

Virgin Wines will be hosting a reception at the venue between the end of the conference and the start of the conference dinner. As well as a glass of wine courtesy of Virgin Wines there will also be a bar. Places are limited so please make sure you get your free Virgin Wines reception ticket at the same time as your conference ticket.


Once again we are getting a lot of support from technical organisations in the form of sponsorship. Confirmed sponsors for NorDevCon include:

Virgin Wines
Neo Technology
Norfolk Tech Journal

There are currently still some sponsorship packages available:

Associate £250

  • Logo on slide and mention during intro
  • Tweets & Mentions from @NorDevCon and @NorfolkDev
  • Logo on website

Partner £1500

  • Logo on slide and mention during intro
  • Tweets & Mentions from @NorDevCon and @NorfolkDev
  • Logo on website
  • Banner
  • Exhibit

Elite £3000

  • Logo on slide and mention during intro
  • Tweets & Mentions from @NorDevCon and @NorfolkDev
  • Logo on website
  • Banner
  • Exhibit
  • Speaking Slot (to all conference attendees)

If you are interested in sponsoring NorDevCon, please email

Norfolk Developers

We are very lucky in Norwich to have a thriving and highly active tech community.

Complementing the existing tech community, Norfolk Developers is peeling back the high level and going straight to the heart of software development practices and processes. It has already brought a number of national and international speakers to Norwich and there are plans for local speakers and workshops in the near future.

You might want to try something new or wish to take your software development up to the next level. Norfolk Developers is jumping depth-first into the detail and bringing you practical value. We make it easy for you to access knowledge, progress and prosper in the highly specialised and valuable field of software engineering.

Norfolk Developers was founded by Paul Grenyer (Director at Naked Element Ltd, SyncNorwich co-founder and Norfolk Tech Journal founder), Dom Davis (lead developer at Virgin Wines) and Ben Taylor (CEO at Rainbird Technologies Ltd.). Meetups usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month and are usually held in the offices of sponsors Virgin Wines. Each meetup boasts two 60 minute presentations.

Naked Element Ltd.

Naked Element Ltd. is a made to measure software development services provider. Whether you need complex, enterprise-level software integrations, a made to measure web application or a mobile app, we have the experience and skills to meet your needs.

We work with clients at all organisational levels, to advise on strategies and to implement solutions.

NorDevCon promises to be even bigger and better than this year's SyncConf. I hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are! Tickets go on sale on the 1st of November 2013 here.

Twitter: @nordevcon
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