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Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 30/6/17 | Category: Technology
London Perl Mongers July Tech Meet-Up – with keynote speaker Brian D Foy

  Since its inception in 1998, the London Perl Mongers hold regular social, technical meetings and hackdays about the Perl programming language and related topics. The technical meetings are a chance to find out what has been going on in the Perl community, what techniques people are using and how Perl integrates with other software. Last night saw the 2nd Perl Mongers tech meet-up of the year, hosted by CV-Library at their offices in Vauxhall. Perl enthusiasts old and new came together for a night of all things Perl which included talks from Colin Newell  ‘Recommending Crypto 1’, Lance Wicks on Mob programming the CPAN Pull Request Challenge, Jérôme Étévé ...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 30/6/17 | Category: Technology

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 30/06/2017 Google is fined by the European Commission, we attended the latest Perl Mongers event at CV-Library, WPP Suffers a Cyber-attack and experts say it was about data, not money and a survey reveals Node.js increasing in popularity.          Google fined $2.7 billion for abusing product searches The tech giant Google has been found guilty by the European Commission, of manipulating results to promote its own products. On Tuesday, it was confirmed that the company has been fined...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 26/6/17 | Category: Technology
How to retain tech talent

NOTICE OF RESIGNATION The three words every hiring manager dreads. If you always manage to retain every single member of staff and this is the first time you’ve heard those three words then you should probably stop reading right now, as I can add no further value for you! However, if you’re with the other 99.9% of us, you will probably be wondering how you can cost-effectively recruit and retain tech talent. We all know that businesses usually hire based on skills and knowledge and fire based on behaviours. Hiring managers spend hours on end defining roles, responsibilities and functions but are rarely able to consistently clearly explain what the required behaviours are,...

Author: Jacob Sanders | Date: 23/6/17 | Category: Technology

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 23/06/2017 an Open-Source Python library helps developers create reactive web apps, funding for a biotech company could change the face of retail banking, the Queen's speech outlines UK government proposal for a 'new digital charter' and Facebook launches an initiative to fight online hate speech.             New Open-source Python library helps developers create reactive web apps As the interest in Python programming language increases, a new open-source project wants to help developers...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 19/6/17 | Category: Technology
Attract-the-best-software-testers

    There’s no beating around the bush finding great testers is a tricky business. Even once you have found the right tester, there’s still the task of getting them through the door and interested in your company and role! So how can you do this? Consider these five factors when attracting the best software testers, manual and automation testers, test analysts, and QA engineers.       Technology and Product Are you using the best technology in testing to attract the best software testers to your business? Is your product solid, substantive and fun to work on? When it comes to your product, to attract the right testers your code and the...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 16/6/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 16-06-17

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 16/06/2017 Google opens a new tech hub, Uber CEO steps down, Python programming language grows in popularity and Ford launches a 'smart mobility' office.               Google opens new UK tech hub for digital skills Google is opening a huge new space in London designed to give the nation training in vital digital skills. The Academy will offer lessons to anyone, from schoolchildren to chief execs at the 40,000 sq ft space in Victoria with input from Google staff and...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 9/6/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly tech news general election edition

  As the UK wakes up to a cloud of uncertainty following the general election result of a hung parliament (correctly predicted by the exit polls), this week’s news round-up is a little different. In this week ending 09/06/2017 we focus on what possible tech policies could be introduced, how the tech community have reacted to the general election and what they believe the next government should take on board, (whichever way negotiations go) as well as the way in which social media may have swayed voters and how it may have made an impact on getting more young people to vote.         General Election 2017: UK Tech Sector Reacts The past 12...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 2/6/17 | Category: Technology

  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 02/06/2017 you can ride the tube for free with a Lucozade bottle and the tech industry reacts to Trump's decision to leave Paris climate agreement. Britons are ready to embrace a driverless future, UK tech announces a manifesto for tech and what happened with BA's bank holiday outage.              Tech industry reacts to Trump’s decision to leave Paris climate change agreement After announcing to leave the Paris climate change agreement United States President Donald Trump was met...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 30/5/17 | Category: Technology
Do you agree with the political parties plans for UK tech?

There has been much to be debated upon in the tech community recently; from the triggering of article 50 and the concerns around the state of tech once we officially depart the EU, to the strength of UK’s cyber security following the worldwide ransomware cyber-attack. Now with a snap general election just around the corner, what are the main political parties plans for UK tech and how do their tech policies compare for the general election? Computer Weekly and the Memo expansively covered where the top parties stand on the main digital issues; which we have read through extensively and put together a short, comprehensive guide on the political parties plans for UK tech. Looking at...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 26/5/17 | Category: Technology
manifesto for tech

  Do you have any strong views on what technology issues you believe should be covered in each party’s policy on tech? Or are you possibly wondering what the technology community want the government to include in the policies for tech in their election manifesto? Well wonder no more… With the announcement of a snap general election on the cards, the technology community have responded on how the next government’s focus on tech needs to take it a step further in making a top notch digital economy that works for all. Last Wednesday Tech UK released their manifesto which sets out a “bold and ambitious vision” for the next Government in power. This vision includes...

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