#Croydon #TechCity: Tech Specialist – Simon Bird


By - Friday 15th February, 2013

Further perpetuating the association between the words “Croydon” and “crime”, Simon began his successful journey into tech by trying to hack his school’s IT system!

After this life of crime, Simon took a break to help in the development of a major internet access provider, before teaming up with school friend Tink Taylor to start what would eventually become the dotDigital group.

Along the journey from bedroom startup to CTO on the top-floor of the NLA tower at East Croydon, Simon has worked on everything from intranets to content management solution to online products.

Simon is also part of the Croydon Tech City: Code Club team who are introducing Code Club to Croydon’s primary schools

All Croydon Tech City’s tech experts hold monthly ‘tech surgeries’ at Matthews Yard for those in the Croydon Tech City community who would like to get advice or discuss startup technical issues.

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his local community, serving at Grace Vineyard Church and organising Purley Breakfast Club, and was ranked "Croydon's 37th most powerful person" by the Croydon Advertiser (much to his amusement). He is the Head of Content at marketing technology company Idio, the founder of the Croydon Tech City movement, a LinkedIn coach, and creator of Croydon's first fashion label, Croydon Vs The World. Working on Instagram training and a Linkedin lead generation service. Views are his own, but it would be best for all concerned if you shared them. Please send your fanmail to: jonnyrose1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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