Pupil coding numbers soar at Sony UK TEC

New figures from the Sony UK Technology centre, which produces the Raspberry Pi, show that it’s helped over 2,000 pupils learn fundamental coding skills. Based in Pencoed, the electronics manufacturing facility has seen a rising number of Welsh students taking up coding sessions over the past four years. During 2015 and 2016, 827 pupils took part...

Cardiff hosts international digital crime conference

Digital crime experts from across the world recently gathered in Cardiff for a conference encouraging collaboration in the fight against online crooks. The IP Wales Cluster meeting took place at the University of South Wales and brought together specialists from the digital crime investigation and enforcement industry. It saw intellectual property crime experts discuss how the...

£100 million pledged for tech developments in the valleys

The Welsh Government has set up a new group to advise on how £100 million of funding will be invested in emerging technologies across the South Wales Valleys. Economy Secretary Ken Skates has pledged that the Welsh Government will invest £100 million to turn Blaenau Gwent and the South Wales Valleys into a technology hotspot. Known as...

Tech firms celebrated at the Wales Startup Awards

A number of innovative, fast-growing technology companies were celebrated at the Wales Startup Awards on Friday night. Sponsored by the likes of Capital Law, IQE, DevOpsGroup and HSBC, the awards ceremony took place at the Depot in Cardiff and attracted hundreds of entrepreneurs from across the country. The awards were established by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, founder of...

Swansea University hosts virtual reality teaching conference

Swansea University recently hosted a conference that explored the ways virtual and augmented reality can enhance teaching and learning in higher education. The event took place at the university’s Bay Campus last week. It attracted specialists such as Danaë Stanton Fraser, professor in human-computer interaction at the University of Bath, and Astrid Ensslin, professor in digital humanities...

Flexible worker app launches in Wales

SumoShift, a member of the Wesley Clover group of companies, has launched an app that connects employers and flexible workers. The platform is being positioned as an instant channel of communication for freelancers looking for short-term employment opportunities. But there’s also the ability for companies to advertise jobs, which are then pushed out to a...

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