Hacking – all day and all of the night!

So, Hack Manchester took place over the weekend – having our sister company as headline sponsors this year was particularly special. A 24-hour (which was actually 25) hackathon held on the day British Summertime ended, this was the third year Hack Manchester was held, and was its biggest event yet! There were lots of familiar faces to […]

Hack Manchester 2018

As keen supporters of the technology industry and hackathons in particular, Hack Manchester Junior and Hack Manchester took place last week as part of the Manchester Science Festival. We were once again, delighted to be headline sponsors alongside our event partnership with our friends at Hac100. Winners of Best in Show by HEADLINE sponsor were…. […]

Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp 2018

This year, we’re delighted to be sponsoring Manchester Girl Geeks (MGG). Founded in 2008 as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, MGG is a not-for-profit group that organises events for women and girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Girl Geeks movement began when one woman grew frustrated about being one […]

Leeds Hack and Student Hack VI in Review

April was a bumper month for the North’s hacking scene. We had the pleasure of sponsoring the best in show prizes at both Leeds Hack and Student Hack VI. Leeds Hack was our first ever hackathon outside of Manchester, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Working with the wonderful HAC100 – who are responsible for organising […]

The Unsung Heroes of Your Organisation

Let’s face it, you probably wouldn’t be nearly as organised, efficient or – honestly – successful if it weren’t for those administrative professionals in your team. Perhaps it’s because I’m one myself, or maybe because I have the pleasure of working alongside so many great ones, but in my experience, they’re the glue that holds […]

We’re Heading to StudentHack!

We had such a great time last year at StudentHack, that we’re sponsoring the event again this year – and this time, we’ll be head-judging best in show. StudentHack is a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 28th-29th April 2018, and we’re excited to see teams come together and make great ideas come to life. What […]

See you at Leeds Hack!

This year we’ll be heading to Leeds Hack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 21st-22nd April 2018 with our friends at Hac100. We’re extremely excited for the event, as it’s our first hackathon in Leeds – and hackathons organised by Hac100 are always on top form. We’ll be sponsoring best in show, so put your […]

Having a Ruff Day

What do you call a dog that can do magic tricks …… a Labracadabrador. Being a dog person myself (and therefore somewhat biased), I think companies are barking mad not to consider the advantages that our canine friends can bring to staff wellbeing! Besides having your own personal shredder (who needs fancy toys when you […]

In Praise of the Raspberry Pi

We love the Raspberry Pi. This small, single-board computer roughly the size of a credit card may not look impressive at first sight, but its value in demystifying the world of computer programming cannot be underestimated. The best thing – particularly for me – is that you don’t need to be a software engineer to […]

Hack Manchester Youth Hack 7 – Getting Strange

Calling all young hackers! We’re asking you to turn Hack Manchester Youth Hack 7 upside down, with a simple challenge: Do something strange. You’ve seen us at these things before – our usual criteria looks to find the most innovative hack, the best examples of teamwork, the team that has learnt the most. This time, […]