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NorDev: Mainframe for Startups & Naughty and Nice advice on mobile design

What:  Mainframe for Startups & Naughty and Nice advice on mobile design When: Wednesday 9th April 2014 @ 6.30pm Where:  Virgin Wines, 4th Floor, St James' Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN Sign-up: Mainframe for Start-ups Colin Mower Many view the a Mainframe as big, expensive and archaic. As the Mainframe (or System z as it is known) reaches it's 50th year, you will learn in this talk how these views are challenged, and understand how it has been evolving quietly, remaining at the cutting edge of IT. System z is still as relevant today in modern computing as it was in the 1960's, and can be applied to almost any business size and need. Colin Mower has been working in IT for 17 years, joining Norwich Union as a Mainframe Systems Programmer, before moving into cross platform design and architecture. He joined IBM in 2011 as a client facing architect, and spends most of his time on Great

Angular JS Full Day Hands on Workshop (Norwich)

What: AngularJS in a day When: Thursday 10th April 2014, 10am to 4.30pm Where: Kings Centre, Norwich, NR1 1PH How much: £30 Sign-up: AngularJS is big news: though newer than Backbone or Ember, it is already hugely more popular. Its secret is the huge productivity of its UI primitives. For example: why reinvent wheels to make a live updating list or grid when you can declaratively repeat, filter and edit with Angular's simple extensions to HTML? In this session we'll learn the core of AngularJS, demystify some of its rough edges, and peek behind the scenes to understand how it all works. We'll then build up a full single-page web application so you are ready to start applying Angular to your own projects. Tim Ruffles  @timruffles Tim is the founder of SidekickJS, a code-quality tracker for teams. He teaches & mentors developers for General Assembly and EventHandler. Previously he was

Issue 05 of the Norfolk Tech Journal Out Now!

Download This is the first issue of the Norfolk Tech Journal that you won’t be able to hold in your hands (unless of course you’ve printed it yourself). We’re making the journal purely digital for the time being to explore that channel more thoroughly and to target it at a wider audience. We’re working on a facelift for the journal and a marketing strategy that will get it in front of more people. As always, watch this space and if you can help us, now’s the time to shout. I’ve written  before  about how Agile East Anglia, the group that went on to be part of SyncNorwich  was inspired by the  Extreme Tuesday Club  (XTC) in London. Another group I’m a member of is the  ACCU  (formerly the Associate of C and C++ Users). The ACCU hold a  conference  that inspired the  Norfolk Developers Conference . The ACCU conference runs for 5 days and includes a full pre-conference tutorial day and four days with four tracks, ending on a Saturday. It usually attracts between 300 and 500 peopl