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New Year, New Look: Bytemark’s Rebrand Goes Live

If you’ve visited the blog before, you’ll have noticed that things look a bit different. We’ve launched the new branding that we first announced back in October 2018! But the start of the project, which we’ve worked on alongside United By Design, actually dates back even further. Bytemark has more web properties than most. There’s the […]

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Kubernetes Manchester: What We Learnt

Attending meetups is one of the best parts of working at Bytemark. Companies and individuals come together to share experiences, ideas and new technologies, inspiring us to learn more. One of the most exciting technologies to emerge in recent years is Kubernetes – and with over 100 attendees filling the room at the first ever […]

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What is Cloud Native?

If you work in software development, or even just have an interest in tech, then you’ve probably heard the term ‘Cloud Native’ mentioned increasingly often over the past few years. But what does cloud native actually mean, and how is it different from cloud-enabled, cloud-first, or any other cloud-[insert adjective here] approach? Definition The Cloud […]

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What is it like to go to a Django Girls Workshop?

For those who have not come across Django Girls before, it is a non-profit organisation and community that empowers women to organise free, one-day programming/coding workshops by providing tools, resources and support. During each of their events across the world, 30-60 women build their first web application using HTML, CSS, Python and Django. Their goal is to […]

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How to Protect Yourself from DDoS

In October 2016 there was a significant denial-of-service attack (DDoS) which took down Netflix, Reddit, Twitter and other big internet services. People noticed slow-loading pages, not being able to watch a favourite show, or even having their whole work day grind to a halt: The whole internet is down, so I guess I'm calling a snow […]

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Things Learned From IndustryConf 2016

IndustryConf took place this year on 20 April, at Castlegate in Newcastle. There were 150 attendees, seven speakers (out of 88 CFP submissions!) and was led by Gavin Elliott, Lead Interaction Designer at @DigitalDWP. I’ve highlighted some takeaways from the conference, and have linked to sites, talks and references from each of the talks where […]

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Engineering Culture at Autotrader

Me and my girlfriend Clara have just come away from the AutoTrader “Science Fair” and we’re full of thoughts, ideas and reflections and wanted to get them down somewhere. We heard about the event at Barcamp Manchester last weekend, and decided to go along to get a better understanding of how AutoTrader works. I know […]

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