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

Traineeship lands unemployed tech fan a job at software firm

An innovative programme designed to accelerate young people into careers in the software sector has landed a former call-centre worker a job with a growing technology company. 29 year-old Peter Light, from South Shields, attended the six-day Go Reboot programme run by Sunderland Software City in January and has been

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BLOG: Can Edtech be the North’s Fintech?

I seem to be reading on an increasingly frequent basis that Fintech is consolidating London’s reputation as a leading global location for tech companies. However, of equal regularity– and usually from the same sources – I read the Northern Powerhouse is realigning the UK’s economy. Last month Tech North published

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BLOG: The Northern Powerhouse- Eating the Elephant

By David Dunn, CEO Sunderland Software City The recent Digital Powerhouse report commissioned by Tech North  into collaboration across the Northern Tech economy makes some good recommendations about how the Powerhouse can grow the North’s economy by £5.7bn– I perhaps would, or should say that given I was interviewed as

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Hundreds of jobs on offer at tech recruitment event

Job seekers can meet some of the North East’s biggest technology companies looking to fill 100s of vacancies at an event in Sunderland this week. North East Tech Talent is the largest jobs and skills event focusing specifically on opportunities in the region’s booming software and digital sector. Over 30

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Generator and Sunderland Software City strengthen alliance

Two of the North East’s best known business support organisations have committed to a formal agreement to work together to create new opportunities and accelerate the growth of the region’s software, creative and digital sector. Sunderland Software City and Generator, the Newcastle-based music development agency which recently acquired membership and

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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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