A look back at 2016 and what we got up to!
We can’t quite believe 2016 is nearly over – what a year it’s been! From press features and new services, to hosting tech education programs in our offices, below is a reflection on our highlights from the year that’s passed!
Growing Cornwall’s Digital Status in the Tech Nation Report
Back in February, Cornwall gained the attention of the Tech Nation team and placed 2nd for growth in the UK as an emerging cluster of innovation and digital business – beating London! We were honoured to be featured in the report alongside Headforwards, Crowdfunder, Sullivan Cuff and others.
Speaking At The First Ever Mob Programming Conference
May 2016 saw the first ever Mob Programming conference hosted in Boston, where our very own Jeremy flew out to run mobbing sessions and speak about Bluefruit’s experience with this exciting new programming method. We can’t wait for next year!
Director, Paul, Features in the Top Influential Business Figures in Cornwall
In this year’s Business Cornwall ‘Top 20 Influential Business Figures’ list, we were excited to see Paul’s face smiling back at us! A well-deserved ranking alongside big Cornish names such as Kim Conchie (Cornwall Chamber of Commerce), Phil Geraghty(Crowdfunder UK), James Staughton (St. Austell Brewery) and Rick Stein (The Seafood Restaurant), it was a proud moment for all of us!
The Agile Summer Huddle + Software Cornwall Work Experience Week
In the Summer we became quite the hub for young people learning about all things software development! Not only did we host the annual Agile Summer School for the third year (seeing 10+ young adults learn about programming in a commercial environment), we also 35 students from across 16 schools in Cornwall join us for a ‘Mission to Mars’ tech work experience week!
Inception Service Launch
This July we posted about adding to our ‘Inception’ service, designed not only for clients who have committed to a full project with us, but also for anyone with a new project needing help with defining requirements. This service means you can have a smoother project kick-off with your outsourcing company or in-house development team, as well as more accurate estimates and a quick response to things that may need changing. Find out more!
Agile on the Beach 2016
This Autumn we headed down to Penryn for some sun, sea and software at the 8th year of Agile on the Beach! With over 350 attendees from tech businesses across the world, it’s always a fantastic opportunity to share our expertise through our 2 talks on implementing TDD and our ‘Seven Years Implementing Agile’.
We have a lot of exciting plans for 2017 and we can’t wait to get started! We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas & has a Happy New Year!