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Software Cornwall 2015-16 Report - Software Cornwall

We have collated some of the key highlights and statistics for Software Cornwall’s activities from April 2015 – April 2016

Software Cornwall Report April 2015- April 2016 PDF Draft

 

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2016 Report
connecting, promoting and supporting the growing tech community in Cornwall
Software Cornwall is an open and collaborative group of Software Development enterprises, education providers and business support organisations based in Cornwall, UK.  The community is independent and funded by its members, sponsors and supporters.
Software Cornwall was formed in April 2015, this report includes activities from April 2015 to April 2016.

Members

61 members

81 members of the private Software Cornwall social Media Network

Recruitment
Engage with young people to promote software as a career and promote high skilled employment opportunities

34 jobs have been created by Software Cornwall members ranging from apprenticeships to experienced senior developers

Career Pathways
Summer Huddle – Agile Summer Academy
Graduate level training and career pathways

Skills & Knowledge
Encourage learning and transfer of software skills and knowledge at all levels

Employed Developer Skills
Software Cornwall ran 2 employer led courses for developers providing advanced software development training to 38 developers.

22 attended an Advanced Javascript 2 day software development course delivered by Getify from the USA a world leading expert, author and trainer in Javascript development in July 2015

In November 2015, 16 attended a 2 day software development course on Advanced Software Architecture with Seb Rose.

Learn to Code Skills
In the past year Software Cornwall Members have been running learn to code events in Cornwall to support those in the community wanting to explore software development as a career option and identify a career pathway.

Mission to Mars –
Run in the October half term, 20, 14-25 year olds spent a week at Liskeard RIO offices experiencing what it’s like to build and code robots

Eden of Things  – Run in the February half term, 17, 14-20 year olds spent a week at the Eden project building and coding sensors to monitor and report the climate in the biomes.

Tech Jams – run on the second Saturday of every month and hosted by volunteers at Pool Innovation Centre and Bodmin College the tech jams are open to all with an interest in technology.

100 Digigirlz – 10 year 10 students from 10 local schools for a day of digital innovation and design with Microsoft in September at the Eden Project

Project – School of Comms at Falmouth Uni – Digital Cornwall Branding

Careers Development

Cornwall Careers Show, Plymouth University STEM Fair, School Career Days

•    Have a Go Activities
•    Local College & University Course listings
•    Career Pathway Interviews
•    Learn to Code Resources
Working with
Ebp, bodmin college, cornwall college, stem ambassador programme

Visibility

To raise the awareness and promote the digital tech community in Cornwall

Cornwall Chamber Business Fair
Cornwall Expo

Media – Local Press & TV
BBC Spotlight, BBC Radio Cornwall
Cornish Guardian, West Briton, Western Morning News, Business Cornwall

National Events
Speaker events – Software Cornwall represented at Agile Business Conference, Agile Cymru, Agile Cambridge, and other regional events.  Manchester, London, Edinburgh events planned for later in 2016

Industry Reports

Tech Nation Feb 2016
Ranked as second fastest growing digital tech cluster in the UK

21C Engineering in Cornwall – PFA Report

Infrastructure & Environment
To support the development of infrastructure and a positive environment
Fibre Park

Collaboration & Networking
Work openly, inclusively and collaboratively to benefit the software community
40 events were held through Cornwall Digital Meet up groups by Software Cornwall and the wider tech community

•    March 17 North Cornwall Programmers & Hobbyists  7 Geekies |
•    March 12 Cornwall Tech Jam March – Bodmin College  15 Geekies |
•    February 25 Cornwall Geeks (formerly Developers Meetup)  12 Geekies |
•    February 13 Cornwall Tech Jam February 21 Geekies |
•    January 15 Free seminar – optimize your websites usability and conversion rate 8 Geekies
•    Dec 22, 2015 North Cornwall Programmers & Hobbyists – The drink before Christmas
•    Dec 12, 2015 Cornwalls First Tech Jam! – Cornwall tech week 12 Geekies |
•    Dec 11 December Software Cornwall Christmas Community Meet – Cornwall Tech Week
•    Dec 10  Cornwall Tech Week – Teacher CPD – Bodmin College 4 Geekies |
•    Dec 10 Digital Entrepreneurs and the Internet of Things  23 Geekies |
•    Dec 8 Cornwall Tech Week – Teacher CPD – Truro College 4.30-6pm –
•    Dec 4-12 Cornwall Tech Week
•    Dec 4 GDG DevFest Cornwall on Polymer Web Components – 11 Geekies |
•    Nov 26 Cornwall Geeks (former Developers Meetup) 15 Geekies
•    Nov 26 North Cornwall Programmers & Hobbyists  8 Geekies
•    Nov 17 November meetup Software Cornwall – Bodmin College 15 Geekies |
•    Nov 10 Branding Cornwall’s digital community student Project – software Cornwall
•    Oct 21 Software Cornwall – October meetup – AIR, Falmouth 30 Geekies |
•    Sep 29 Software Cornwall – Cornwall Expo
•    Sep 21 polymer-jam 6 Geekies |
•    Sep 2-3 Agile on the Beach 2015 22 Geekies |
•    Jul 23 Software Cornwall Meet up July 7 Geekies |
•    Jul 17 Exploiting Digital Conference, Falmouth University 19 Geekies |
•    Jul 13, 2015 The Agile Summer Huddle 2015
•    Jul 7 Cafe Scientifique – Goonhilly, Satellites, Space Science etc 25 Geekies |
•    Jul 2 North Cornwall Programmers & Hobbyists 6 Geekies |
•    Jul 1, advanced JavaScript 2 day workshop with @getify – Crowdfunded approach pilot!
•    Jun 30  Open AIR: Ultraorbism 3 Geekies
•    Jun 25 Developers Meetup 12 Geekies |
•    Jun 23 Being agile in Business – Book Launch
•    Jun 22 Expert Visit – Ben Evans – Java Champion – Software Cornwall gathering 7 Geekies
•    Jun 16 Agile Project Management – a short free introduction to agile 6 Geekies |
•    Jun 11 Open AIR: Supercrafted 8 Geekies |
•    May 28 Google I/O and Launch of GDG Cornwall 32 Geekies |
•    May 21 Developers Meetup 20 Geekies |
•    May 20 Software Cornwall Meetup  20 Geekies |
•    May 20 Digital Economy – European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Workshop
•    May 13 Software Cornwall Launch -Business Fair Eden 31 Geekies |
•    May 5 Wearable Technology Workshop  9 Geekies
•    Apr 23 Developers Meetup 16 Geekies |

Report produced by Software Cornwall Ltd April 2016
Released
Data Sources
www.softwarecornwall.org
www.cornwalldigital.com
www.facebook.com/softwarecornwall
www.twitter.com/swcornwall

Thanks to all who have contributed to the growth of the digital tech community through these channels

General Business Contact info@softwarecornwall.org
Media Contact : Belinda Waldock, belinda@softwarecornwall.org

 

 

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