NASA SpaceApps 2015 - Visualising the International Space Station

NASA SpaceApps 2015 – Visualising the International Space Station

This year's Space Apps Hackathon saw me (Kris Sum) teaming up with Jon Day (ex-SwitchSystems staff), Jamie Reynolds (BelieveIn Design) and Boris Tane (Engineering student).
Building a voting system with a Raspberry Pi

Building a voting system with a Raspberry Pi

Our pals over at @joypadbar had an idea for a new retro video gaming night – Video Game Democracy – a change to settle age old gaming arguments by voting on which games should get played next. Sonic vs Mario, Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat, Pacman vs Donkey Kong –...
Sundown 2014 - Postmortem

Sundown 2014 – Postmortem

For 3 days in June, we helped to run Sundown (DemoScene Party) down in sunny Budleigh Salterton. We’ve been doing this for a number of years now in conjunection with Ruairi Fullum (@rc55), Dan Barber (@danbee) and other helpers (Waffle, Ziphoid to name but two). This year was absolutely spot...
We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

Coffee, Coding and Conferences – a story of our winning hackathon entry at PHPUK14.
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NASA SpaceApps 2015 - Visualising the International Space Station

NASA SpaceApps 2015 – Visualising the International Space Station

This year's Space Apps Hackathon saw me (Kris Sum) teaming up with Jon Day (ex-SwitchSystems staff), Jamie Reynolds (BelieveIn Design) and Boris Tane (Engineering student).
Building a voting system with a Raspberry Pi

Building a voting system with a Raspberry Pi

Our pals over at @joypadbar had an idea for a new retro video gaming night – Video Game Democracy – a change to settle age old gaming arguments by voting on which games should get played next. Sonic vs Mario, Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat, Pacman vs Donkey Kong – the audience will decide! [GGSGamer...

Visualising some ‘open data’ from Devon County Council

In June, DCC released their first dataset on Github. It wasn’t perfect, merely a collection of excel files, but it was a starting point. I thought I would try to do something with the data (approx 147,000 spreadsheet rows) to demonstrate that with a little effort, their raw data files could be translated into something...
Code Club at Exeter Library

Code Club at Exeter Library

* image from TheExeterBlog Earlier on in the summer, Simon Belshaw of Exeter Library contacted me to ask if i would be able to help organise a CodeClub. Code Club is a a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children. I’m a big advocate of promoting STEM subjects, so how could I...
Sundown 2014 - Postmortem

Sundown 2014 – Postmortem

For 3 days in June, we helped to run Sundown (DemoScene Party) down in sunny Budleigh Salterton. We’ve been doing this for a number of years now in conjunection with Ruairi Fullum (@rc55), Dan Barber (@danbee) and other helpers (Waffle, Ziphoid to name but two). This year was absolutely spot on, the atmosphere was buzzing...
Gadget Time: My Pebble Smartwatch

Gadget Time: My Pebble Smartwatch

Wearable technology has made some huge progress over the past 12 months, with fitness trackers like the Jawbone, FitBit, and SmartWatches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Kris manages to track down a Pebble from the USA and shares his experience with it
We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

Coffee, Coding and Conferences – a story of our winning hackathon entry at PHPUK14.

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Our opening hours over christmas and new years : Closed 24th December, returning to work on the 2nd January (click for more info).

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