Croydon: Tech City


Croydon’s first web developer event

Posted on August 1st, by Richard Bray in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 2 comments

Richard Bray reports on the opening night of his latest tech venture, Digital Croydon

What do most people who don’t live in Croydon say when you ask them what they think of it? ‘It’s not very safe’, ‘it’s full of chavs’, ‘that’s where the riots happened’ – all fairly negative descriptions. There is, however, a growing number of people who are starting to give Croydon positive descriptions … Read More »



#Croydon #TechCity July 2014 review

Posted on July 29th, by Andrew Easter in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Andrew Easter reports on the final #Croydon #TechCity event before the summer recess

In all honesty, it’s most unlikely that I’m even writing this review – it was barely twelve hours prior to this CTC monthly main event, the last before the summer recess, that my attendance was even confirmed. Whilst it would be more politically correct to claim otherwise, my splendid barn break in … Read More »



EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity Season Finale – Thursday 24th 7:30pm @MatthewsYard

Posted on July 22nd, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

After another whizzbang year of hosting MP debates, borough-wide summits and eclipsing the rate of growth of East London’s Tech City, Croydon Tech City is preparing for a two month summer recess…

As Croydon Tech City comes to the end of another exciting year and prepares for a couple of months of well-deserved rest for both the team and the community, on Thursday 24th July at 7:30pm Matthews … Read More »



Conscious liberation: report on #Croydon #TechCity’s Women in Tech night, 19th June 2014

Posted on July 14th, by Shaniqua Benjamin in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Shaniqua Benjamin listened as sisters did it for themselves at Croydon Conference Centre on 19th June during #Croydon #TechCity’s Women in Tech event

Eurythmics’ ‘Sisters are doing it for themselves‘ was the rather clichéd but totally appropriate song blasted out in the Croydon Conference Centre on Thursday 19th June during #Croydon #TechCity’s (CTC) ‘Women in Tech’ event. This was my first time returning to CTC since January 2014 … Read More »



Discovering the tech talent of the future

Posted on June 18th, by Andrew Easter in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Andrew Easter looks at the Croydon Tech City movement from a slightly different perspective

As an experienced software engineer, and long time member of the technical community, I’m well aware of the present shortage of technical skills in the technology industry – this is a situation that, as technology becomes increasingly ingrained in our lives, is only likely to deteriorate in the longer term, thus further widening the gap … Read More »



How to get more women into tech

Posted on June 17th, by Sarah Luxford in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Croydon Tech City co-founder Sarah Luxford puts forth her own argument on how to get more women involved in the tech industry

Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend a fireside chat with Sheryl Sandberg in London via Croydon Tech City, talking about her ground-breaking book Lean In. Whilst being aware and supportive of my fellow women looking to raise the … Read More »



EVENT: Women in Tech – Thursday 19th June at 7:30pm @CroydonCC #Croydon #TechCity

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

On Thursday 19th June, Croydon Tech City will be hosting a ‘Women in Tech’ event to put a spotlight on the work of some of the leading ladies in the London tech scene. Reserve your place here or email *protected email*.

Juliana Meyer, Founder of SupaPass

SupaPass is an online music platform for artists to run their own subscription-based fan clubs. SupaPass won ‘Best European Startup’ … Read More »



The CTC Summit showed that Croydon Tech City is making it on its own

Posted on June 13th, by Toni Letts in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Croydon Labour’s cabinet member for Economic Development, was the keynote speaker at last week’s Croydon Tech City summit. Here, she praises the group and offers the assistance of the new administration

What a fantastic event the CTC Summit was. It was held last Friday at Croydon College, with inspiring and motivating speeches from guest speakers delivering insights in the latest technologies chaired beautifully by Andrew … Read More »



Photo highlights from the inaugural Croydon Tech City 2014 summit

Posted on June 13th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

On Friday 6th June, the Croydon Tech City Summit brought together some of London’s foremost property developers, policy-makers and tech entrepreneurs to discuss Croydon’s place as London’s second ‘Tech City’

The opening comments

“There is an evident success story in Croydon.”

“The question now isn’t “CAN Croydon become a tech city?”
It’s “HOW can Croydon become the best tech city?””

“We haven’t just built a tech city – … Read More »



The Croydon Tech City summit

Posted on June 12th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Becca Taylor reports as tech founders, specialists, and champions took centre stage at the first ever #Croydon #TechCity summit at Croydon College

Organised by a collaboration of White Label Consultants through their ‘Croydon, London’ brand and the gang at #Croydon #TechCity, the conference brought together stars such as the FT’s CTO, John O’Donovan, MD of Code Club, Laura Kirsop,  and Google’s Rupert Whitehead with Croydon’s … Read More »