Software development conference kicks off in Swansea

Technologists from around the world will descend on Swansea today to attend the 2018 SwanseaCon agile development event. Now in the fourth year, SwanseaCon is a one-day conference aimed at software developers and testers, business analysts, scrum masters, project managers and consultants. The event will take place at Village Hotel and is being sponsored by organisations such...

Interview: Alan Dix, director of Swansea University Computational Foundry

From reaching new highs in the rankings to the opening of Bay Campus, Swansea University is going through something of a golden age. But things are only just getting started for the university. The Computational Foundry will see it become a world-leading centre of technology research and development. Tech Dragons recently caught up with Alan...

Cardiff University named a cyber security centre of excellence

Cardiff University has been recognised as a leading academic institution helping to make sure Britain is a safe place to live and work online. It’s been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre, and is the first organisation in Wales to receive this honour. The award...

Techniquest Planetarium project to mark 50th anniversary of moon landing

Techniquest is working on a bespoke show that’ll take place in its Planetarium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The science discovery centre, located in Cardiff Bay, has been awarded £6000 from the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) to hold the show next year. Martin Palmer-Smith, a science communicator at...

Fintech giant forms partnership with Wales football team

International fintech Fintech currency exchange and money transfer service Conotoxia has signed a four-year partnership with the Wales football team. This is the first such partnership the Polish company has made in the UK, following several years of exponential growth. Last year, it transacted $5 billion alone and operates in 26 currencies. As part of...

Welsh tech firm accompanies prime minister on African trade mission

Sure Chill, a technology firm based in Cardiff, recently joined Prime Minister Theresa May on a trade mission to Africa. The PM travelled to the continent to discuss trade deals with other world leaders, which comes as the possibility of a “hard” Brexit continues to increase. It served as an opportunity for the UK’s brightest...

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