Croydon: Tech City

How tech will save Croydon’s cyclists

Posted on March 19th, by Danni Lapham in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 1 Comment

Cycle Alert writer/charity worker Danni Lapham explains how the tech that her company provides might help to make Croydon’s roads safer for cyclists

This month Croydon launches Cycle Alert – a radio-frequency identification (RFID) cyclist detection system for large goods vehicles that helps to reduce blind spot dangers to cyclists and to improve work-related road safety operations.

The system consists of a tag fitted to … Read More »

Ed-Tech: A review of Croydon Tech City’s February event

Posted on March 19th, by Lucinda Stewart in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Croydon Tech City returned to the 3Space Croydon Hub for a night looking at ed-tech startups. 3Space’s own Lucinda Stewart reports

I am hugely inspired by the charities, non-profits and startups who work from our 3Space hub here in Croydon. It’s then always a pleasure to host the Croydon Tech City events, as it further proves what an amazingly passionate and creative bunch of people … Read More »

EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday 19th March at 7:30pm @3Spaceorg

Posted on March 17th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Jonny Rose unveils the lineup for Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity event, taking place at 3Space Croydon

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at 3Space in Southern House and learns from local tech entrepreneurs.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!

To sign up to … Read More »

Not quite beginners: learning to code with Croydon Tech City

Posted on March 10th, by Edmund Jones in Event Reviews. 5 comments

Edmund Jones reports on being the youngest guinea pig for Croydon’s digital future

It may be because I’m a child, but I’m used to knowing when my lessons begin and end. There’s a bell, which makes things very clear, and we have to stand up when the teacher comes in. No-one did any of that on Sunday evening, February 15th, at Matthew’s Yard, at the first free coding class for … Read More »

What’s the point of teaching children to code?

Posted on March 4th, by James Naylor in Croydon: Tech City. 1 Comment

It’s going to be a long time before any of Croydon’s “code club” children become the next Mark Zuckerberg…

Let’s be honest, the chances are infinitely small that a child  currently attending a Croydon code club today will have made a splash big enough to warrant a movie about the technology giant they built; there aren’t too many companies the size of Facebook out there … Read More »

Tech City – delivering Croydon’s future skills, now

Posted on March 3rd, by Nigel Dias in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Half the jobs we’ll do in ten years’ time don’t exist yet. Enter Future Tech City, says Nigel Dias

In November 2013, Croydon Tech City (CTC) launched its Future Tech City (FTC) initiative, the purpose of which is to raise the awareness and availability of tech skills in the borough, in particular by promoting organisations like Code Club and Apps for Good. With more schools, … Read More »

Introducing… Croydon Tech City community classes for Q1/2

Posted on February 24th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Jonny Rose unveils the latest stage of #Croydon #TechCity’s plan to educate the borough

The first two years have been all about validating Croydon as a ‘tech city’. Now that we have been globally recognised as such, it’s time for us to become Britain’s best tech city.

There are a lot of ways in which we will be doing this – advising on infrastructure … Read More »

EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity education tech – Thursday 19th February at 7:30pm @3Spaceorg

Posted on February 16th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Jonny Rose unveils the star lineup for this Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity education tech event

After the heady heights of January’s launch event with Lord Wei of Shoreditch, it’s back to the grindstone for Croydon Tech City: this month profiling the work of ed-tech startups that are using software to do interesting things in the realm of education!

To sign up to Thursday’s event at 3Space (5th Floor in … Read More »

“Tech for the common good”: A review of Croydon Tech City’s 2015 launch

Posted on February 10th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose reports on the homegrown movement’s start to the new year

‘Tech for the common good’ was the theme of Croydon Tech City’s 2015 launch event last month.

Two years since Croydon Tech City first launched into Croydon’s psyche, we’ve become London’s fastest growing tech cluster, we’ve helped set Croydon’s economy back on track, we’ve launched Future Tech City for … Read More »

Lean Startup Machine: How #Croydon #TechCity won the London 2014 event

Posted on February 9th, by Robert Wood in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

Nobody said it would be easy, and it wasn’t. But it was thoroughly rewarding. #Croydon #TechCity specialist Robert Wood explains how the movement triumphed at last year’s start-up event

If there is only one message you learn from the Lean Startup movement it’s this… “Fail fast, and validate”.

I had read Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup and was a strong believer in the Lean Startup Methodology.

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