#Croydon #TechCity July 2014 review

Posted on July 29th, by Andrew Easter in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 1 Comment

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 »



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 »



Ambitious For Croydon: #Croydon #TechCity January 2014 Review

Posted on January 27th, by Andrew Easter in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Andrew Easter reports on a jubilant first birthday for #Croydon #TechCity

With a whirlwind year of activity to reflect so positively on, #Croydon #TechCity met on Thursday 23rd January to celebrate not just an exciting kick off to 2014, but a most welcome first birthday. My attendance at the event was somewhat fortunate – a postponed knee operation saving me from the sharpness of a surgeon’s … Read More »



#Croydon #TechCity: December Review

Posted on December 23rd, by Andrew Easter in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Andrew Easter returns from Silicon Valley to report on the final #Croydon #TechCity event of 2013, featuring fellow tech migrant @Brackin

Thursday 19th December was to mark the final #Croydon #TechCity event of 2013 – and what a year 2013 has been for this growing community of tech enthusiasts. There can be no doubting that the sum total of varied … Read More »



The Silicon Valley mindset

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

Croydonian coder, recent California transplant, and new Citizen writer Andrew Easter examines Croydon’s potential to become the next Silicon Valley

 

It’s not every day that a software engineer from Croydon gets an opportunity to spend some time working in Silicon Valley, and so I didn’t take much persuading when my company proposed a two month assignment in San Jose, California. As I’d only recently become part of the #Croydon … Read More »