How to teach tech to non-techies

With education minister Huw Lewis announcing a new framework for school students in Wales to learn digital skills, some thoughts on teaching tech may be useful and timely. They come from the frontline of fyi network workshops, Software Alliance Workshops and STEM ambassador experience, with adults and children. Tech means lots of different things From...

Caerphilly-based tech start-up wows at London business competition

Caerphilly-based tech start-up Happus is among fifteen winners of the Elevator Pitch competition, run by London-based tech news site Tech City News. The start-up’s managing director, David Williams, wowed the judges with his plan to provide affordable hardware and broadband to some of the UK’s most digitally excluded people. The competition, now in its fifth season, saw...

Interview: Neil Cocker on creative communities

Wales’s flourishing and growing tech industry is being aided by creative communities that are bringing people together and contributing to economic prosperity. Cardiff Start, which was founded by entrepreneur Neil Cocker in 2012, is one of the country’s largest creative communities – with over 2,000 followers on Twitter and 1,000 members on Facebook. It’s rock-solid track...

Why Wales needs Bitcoin

There are many people who’ve not heard of Bitcoin, or if they have, they’ve heard negative press about it being used for shady transactions and illegal activities. Although it is true that it can indeed be used to facilitate such deals, it’s also a technological wonder that’s about to change the world and bring many...

It turns out clouds hold more than just rain water

The image of a cloud holding information is a hard one to forget, and a bank of data storage units is nowhere near as entertaining. In this day and age, cloud serves many purposes, one of which is holding of all of your financial information. At the click of a button, tap of a screen...

Geographic domains: What’s all the fuss about?

It’s incredible to think it’s been three decades since symbolics.com became the first .com domain name ever registered. Since then, so much has changed. In 1985, the internet was considered more of a plaything. Fast forward to today, and with an estimated 115 million registered .com domain names, it’s integrated into almost everything we do. While...

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