The latest news, case studies and blogs from Sunderland Software City and the region’s tech community.

Event highlights North East’s tech capabilities

Tech companies from around the North East will be educating the region about the possibilities of the Internet of Things at an event in Sunderland this month. The IoTUK Boost Pitch & Social event will be a showcase of the newest and brightest IoT ideas being developed by tech companies

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Coconut Lizard adds seasoned Unreal Engine devs

Coconut Lizard, the new studio from Robert Troughton, former General Manager of Epic Games UK and Managing Director of Pitbull Studio, just made two key hires, picking up Terence Burns and Joe Tidmarsh as Senior Programmers. “I’ve worked with Terry and Joe for many years now. Both joined Pitbull Studio

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South Korean partnership to accelerate digital sector

A delegation of government officials and senior business leaders from South Korea visited Sunderland this week as part of a partnership that aims to share learning and accelerate the growth of digital businesses in the UK and the East Asian nation. During the visit the delegation, which included directors of

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Turning to code

When Graham Hickson left school at 15 years old, little did he know that in 2016 he’d be a lead developer for an up and coming North East software company and teaching young people about software in his spare time. “I’ve always had an interest in software and technology from

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Global tech experts to address Sunderland Internet of Things summit

Experts in the Internet of Things from some of the world’s largest technology companies will be attending a summit in Sunderland in February as part of a Government-funded programme of events to establish the UK as a global leader in the adoption of IoT technologies. In November 2015 is was

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IoTUK Boost residential open call

Sunderland Software City has been chosen as one of four successful organisations that will deliver IoTUK Boost, a series of local IoT innovation challenges and rapid incubation activities across social services, river and marine, emergency response and smarter working sectors taking place over the next five months. As part of

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Travel app competition launches in the North East

A competition for the public to design and build a new travel app has launched in the North East. Data Movement enables anyone with a passion for technology to design apps for the general public using data published by the North East Combined Authority (NECA). Delivered by NECA and the

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Sunderland Software City selected as IoTUK Boost local partner

Boost programme is part of IoTUK, which aims to convene and amplify the UK’s IoT industry to help business and economic growth Following a competitive application process Sunderland Software City has been chosen as one of four successful organisations that will deliver IoTUK Boost, a series of local IoT innovation

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