Thursday, 15 January 2015

NorDevCon: Meet the 2015 Sponsors‏

Every year NorDevCon provides businesses around the county with the chance to show clients and customers, both existing and potential, that they've got their finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest and greatest in business technology.

This year, Norwich-based accountants and business advisors, Farnell Clarke are the Elite event sponsors.

Will Farnell, Managing Director describes how his business is hand in hand with technology, “Farnell Clarke has been leading the way in cloud-based accounting for the past three years, working with more than 500 clients across the East of England and beyond. Technology is now absolutely fundamental to the way we run our business and help our clients to run theirs.  We rely completely on the talented people in the background who create the code that brings software such as KashFlow and ReceiptBank to life."

Will adds “Ambitious businesses such as ours cannot hope to thrive and grow if we don’t embrace everything that technology has to offer.  To do that the wider business community needs to forge closer links with the specialist tech sector.  That’s why we’re involved with nor(Dev):con: it’s a fantastic opportunity for the business and tech worlds to get together, learn from each other and, hopefully, develop partnerships which will help to cement Norfolk’s position as a truly innovative and ground-breaking business and tech community.”

Elite sponsor, Farnell Clarke are in good company too, with some of the counties brightest business stars generously sponsoring NorDevCon 2015.

This year's Partner Sponsors are: 

Kurasie - Helps you to get noticed in a noisy online world. Where the current trend is to "create" more content, you can serve your audience better by "curating" content.

MigSolv - Committed to providing secure, efficient, scalable and cost effective data centre solution including colocation solutions and the ideal place to house mission critical equipment.

Plain Speaking - Straight talking, results focused PR and communications agency based in Norwich specialising in devising and implement strategies that encompass marketing communications in its widest sense.

Redgate - Provide a safe, efficient process to ship regular database changes with tooling that brings the benefits of source control, continuous integration, and continuous delivery to your SQL Server databases.

Plus, check out our A-Z of Associate NorDevCon 2015 sponsors:  

Allies Postcoder - deliver address lookup for 240+ countries, Geocoding, IP address to location and email validation - part of Allies, a leading UK supplier of address data quality solutions.

Anglia IT Recruitment - A multiple award-winning company placing IT professionals in a range of roles within small independent software houses to international giants the East of England.

Bristow Holland - Offer specialist IT recruitment, sourcing and attraction services across the East of England with long and trusting relationships with many of the most prestigious employers in the region.

The Forum -  Offers a unique and inspiring location for exhibitions, performances, conferences. Home to The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library awarded the title 'most popular public library in the UK' for seven consecutive years.

InfoQ - Providing an online community with unbiased, practitioner-driven conferences, content, and an online community created 'For the Community and By The Community'.

James Neale Photography  - Award-winning commercial photographer based in Norfolk, covering the whole of the UK.

LY Copywriting - Provides copywriting services, from website copy to email marketing, and social media management to businesses in and around East Anglia.

Methods & Tools - A free software development magazine exploring everything from project management and software testing to Agile and programming.

The MS Society - The UK’s leading MS charity who, since 1953, have been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change. With over 38,000 members and 9000 volunteers.

Norfolk Network - About discovering, championing and connecting ambitious, creative and talented business people , who are using technology, science and engineering to develop innovative products and services.

Onebyte - Provide the Managed IT Services, the IT Support and the technically minded people you need to create and maintain the IT structure your business requires to succeed.

Proxama - A global platform provider of proximity marketing, loyalty and contactless payment solutions on mobile to financial institutions, media owners, retailers and brands.

Rainbird - An  impressive AI platform for visually structuring knowledge and turning it into smart consultative tools that anyone can use 24 /7.

Smellyrabbit - Specialise in digital solutions from bespoke websites and apps to back office solutions and custom content management systems.

Conference Dinner and Kurasie Wine Reception

Make the most of your time at NorDevCon and join us for a wine reception (free), also at The King’s Centre, generously sponsored by Kurasie. Discuss what you’ve learnt, raise any questions or introduce yourself to other delegates and share insights.

If you’re unable to attend the conference then you’re still very welcome to attend the drinks reception and mingle with conference delegates, speakers, organisers, Norfolk’s tech community and beyond.

The drinks reception will be followed by the conference dinner (£35 + fees for 3 courses and 2 glasses of wine) where you’ll have the chance to sit down and dine with all your favourite speakers in turn and pick the minds of those that are most relevant to you and your business. Places must be booked in advance and, like the drinks reception, invitations extend to those unable to attend the full conference as they also provide invaluable stand-alone networking opportunities.

View the menu here.

Pre-conference special & dinner

You can now RSVP for the pre-conference special and dinner on the evening of Thursday 26th of February(the evening before the conference). If you're able to make it, please do come along to both. The details are below.

Everyone is welcome at both events and you don't need to attend the conference to attend the pre-conference events.

Pre-conference Special with Allan Kelly and Kevlin Henney

Thursday, 26th February 2015 @ 5pm
The Kings Centre, Norwich

The Rule of Three - Kevin Henney

The three-act play, the given–when–then BDD triptych, the three steps of the Feynman problem solving algorithm... a surprising number of things appear to come in threes. This talk walks through — and has some fun with — a number of triples that affect and are found in software development.

Every business is a software business - Allan Kelly

RSVP here.

Pre-conference Dinner at All Bar One

Thursday, 26th February 2015 @ 7.30pm
All Bar One, Norwich

This year the pre-conference dinner will be at All Bar One (a short walk from the Kings Centre) at 7.30pm. All are welcome and the fixed price menu is here:

View the menu.

When you RSVP you'll need to pay £11 for the meal and then for your drinks on the night. Please specify a starter, main meal and dessert when you RSVP.

RSVP here.

Student & Unemployed Discounts

If you’re a student or are unemployed you can attend NorDevCon for just £25 + fees. If you purchase a discounted ticket you will be required to prove your status when you register on the morning of the conference.

Click here for student tickets and here for unemployed tickets.

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