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KEYNOTE: From nothing to too much: growing a tech community in the East of England - Paul Grenyer

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Premiered Apr 27, 2019

In this hopefully light hearted and amusing keynote, Paul Grenyer will chart his journey from over excited puppy who needed to be hit over the nose with a rolled up newspaper to helping build one of the strongest and most successful tech communities in the UK in the massive tech hub of Norwich, still considered an insignificant back water by many.

He’ll start by asking the question, why Norwich and help you understand one of the most misunderstood places in the UK. How a disperate, but highly talented tech community was brought together and runs three tour de force tech events every year and countless other tech related events to become recognised by TechNation as one of the strongest independent communities in the UK.

Of course it wasn’t all plain sailing and Paul will look at the egos, politics and pitfalls of building a community like this. Just like so many of the software projects we work on everyday, there’s always more which can be done.

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Paul is the CEO at Naked Element and a founder and organiser of Norfolk Developers (nor(DEV)), founder and one time organiser of SyncNorwich and one time ACCU member and committee member. Paul has been working in the software industry for nearly 20 years and has 15 years of programming experience prior to that.

Having worked with all sorts of companies from small startups and SMEs to global investment banks and insurers, Paul has seen many different types of software developed in every way you can imagine, some which worked and some which didn’t.

Paul is also the chair of nor(DEV):con, the biggest software development conference in the East of England.

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Future Conferences:
ACCU 2019 Autumn Conference, Belfast (UK):
2019-11-11 and 2019-11-12.
ACCU 2020 Spring Conference, Bristol (UK), Marriott City Centre:
2020-03-24 to 2020-03-28.

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ACCU Website: www.accu.org
ACCU Conference Website: conference.accu.org
ACCU Twitter: @ACCUConf
ACCU YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ACCUConf

Filmed and Edited by Digital Medium Ltd - events.digital-medium.co.uk Contact: events@digital-medium.co.uk

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