• 3 February 2023

    The biggest tech community you’ve never heard of could be right under your nose.

    Most people already know that Aviva, the massive UK insurer and financial services company, was founded in Norwich and still has a big presence in the city. But what might surprise you is just how big a part technology plays in the company’s operations. There are over 900 peopl...

  • 25 January 2023

    Lines of code written – a useful metric of productivity?

    In the wake of recent Twitter staff layoffs, we explore why taking the path of code simplicity is vital for tech industry productivity. With all the furore around the Twitter layoffs — including rumours that the “Chief Twit” himself Elon Musk has laid off technologists ba...

  • 7 September 2022

    The tech skills shortage

    We’ve all seen the dire BBC headlines, and the accompanying frightening stats. In May Tech Monitor suggested that job vacancies in the IT sector were up by 191%. There really is a problem in our industry but maybe employers and recruiters should look beyond the norm? Norfolk Dev...