Matthew Bloch

Matthew Bloch

Managing Director

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Gold sponsors of Code Mesh

I’m proud to announce that Bytemark are gold sponsors of Code Mesh, the Alternative Programming Conference, which promotes unusual and novel programming practice. The theme is “the right tool for the job”, and the 2-day programme is absolutely full of founders, technologists and outright legends. A personal hilight is Sophie Wilson – the woman who […]

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We’re sponsoring TestBash Manchester

We’re pleased to be sponsoring TestBash Manchester ‚ÄĒ an awesomely jam-packed conference for¬†software testers taking place October 21st. TestBash is organised by the Ministry Of Testing, a young &¬†ambitious company aiming to unite software testers across the world. They¬†are helping testers build up their craft and careers. MoT has numerous¬†initiatives to help it achieve its […]

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We’re supporting Ubuntu MATE

I’m happy to announce that Bytemark is supporting the Ubuntu MATE operating system project, which is based on a traditional computer desktop. We’re providing hosting for its community forums & wiki and bandwidth for its very popular Raspberry Pi distribution. The MATE project’s admirable goal is “to add support for new technologies while preserving a classic desktop experience”. […]

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We’re sponsoring RailsGirls

We’re very happy that we’re sponsoring¬†Rails Girls Manchester, a 1¬Ĺ day workshop at¬†Manchester Digital Laboratory this August 12th. It’s completely free for women to register and attend. Rails Girls deliver speedy, practical workshops all around the world to introduce women to programming and design, with a style that cuts through stuffy documentation to reach beginners […]

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Julia Gronnow is Bytemark’s new Finance Director

Peter and I¬†are pleased to announce that Julia Gronnow is joining Bytemark as our new Finance Director. Julia was Finance Director at Yorktest Laboratories for 5 years, building both¬†strategy and a strong finance team while managing the spin-off of two subsidiaries. Previously Julia was the in-house Management Accountant at Gamestation, the national video gaming retail […]

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Changing from the inside out

Bytemark’s web site has just undergone a subtle rebuild. You might not see the difference yet, but it points to some changes that I’m excited about. We started with a technical problem: the front-end team painstakingly ported the site from¬†Middleman to Hugo¬†because it used to take¬†30 seconds to preview any change to a page. Now […]

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi perfectly on the first boot

Bytemark’s offices have long been missing that vital component of any tech company – wall-hanging status displays! I want to show off some vital statistics: support satisfaction statistics¬†for our support team, the railcams, sales figures – all that movie stuff! Easy, right? We’ll use¬†Raspberry Pis¬†to do the display – they’re cheap and easily hidden behind […]

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