- Kuato’s game of code
- Khan do on technology
- Ward of Manchester
- York reframes video
- Dean of Bristol & Bath
Brighton & Hove’s tech scene is buzzing, no doubt, with creative, social and sharing economy business giving the city’s digital industry its unique feel. But, asks Francesca Woodhouse, does its tech business community need more support?
There are now nearly 50% more tech startup vacancies in the UK than last year – and City investment is fuelling that economic surge, new research from Adzuna and Silicon Milkroundabout (SMR) claims this week – with most new jobs in London and the South East.
TECHNATION200: Mark Horneff of educational games startup Kuato Studios, explains the games the studio has developed to teach young people to code and encourage their creativity through storytelling. He tells us why learning through play is at the heart of the Kuato project.
TECHNATION200: Hard to believe, but it’s now three years since Level39 – Canary Wharf’s tech accelerator and high-growth workspace – started. It’s an organisation in transition, withex-Royal Marine Ben Brabyn replacing Eric van der Kleij as head. Brabyn tells us his plans.
Command-and-control approaches to learning just don’t cut it with millennials, who are independently minded and prefer to learn through mobile, says Gojimo founder George Burgess, who has just launched a tutor app that offers one-to-one smartphone support.
TECHNATION200: Hiring platform YapJobs aims to take the legwork out of looking for a job in the service and hospitality industries, and make the selection process almost instantaneous. Chief executive Shahzad Ali explains how a personal low point spurred him to start up.
Next month in Liverpool, the Binary festival shines a light on digital innovation on Merseyside. Kevin McManus, head of creative and digital at Invest Liverpool, co-curating, offers an overview of the two-day celebration of creative technology for the city.
TECHNATION200: A state-of-the-art solar bus shelter installed in London’s Canary Wharf generates clean energy from the sun’s rays. Joanna Slota-Newson, chief technology officer of PolySolar, the company behind the project, says the bus shelter is just the first stop.