Monday, 11 November 2013

Norfolk Tech Journal: First Issue Out Now!

“If I was going to start a software company, it wouldn’t be in Norwich” are words I actually said in 2008 when asked why the startup company I was working for was based in Norwich. Of course I’ve since changed my mind. I set up Naked Element Ltd. with Matthew Wells in 2012 for many of the same reasons that the startup I was working for in 2008 was in Norwich.

In 2011 my wife and I had one of those life changing experiences and I found myself back working in Norwich and determined to find out if there were technical people here. It is a source of extreme pride for me that I, along with the other founders of SyncNorwich and Norfolk Developers, built a strong and growing technology community in Norwich and Norfolk. I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best software engineers in the world and I find the level of talent and experience here in Norwich astounding.

More than twelve months ago now I was sat in Warings cafe talking to Julie “Jobhop” Bishop and she was lamenting how Norwich is frequently passed over as a tech city. I have been determined since then to put Norwich and Norfolk on the technology map. We have the community groups, the conferences, the technologists and the startups. The Norfolk Tech Journal is the next step and is intended to show the rest of the country, if not the world, that Norwich is a city of technology and this is where they should be doing business.

The first issue is out now and can be downloaded here.

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