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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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Bytemark Cloud

Ubuntu lovers rejoice! The final stable release of Ubuntu 16.04, code named Xenial Xerus is now ready to fire up using Bytemark Cloud (BigV). What’s new? ‘Snap Packages’ – They’re a new application format, the ‘snap’, which can be installed alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable Ubuntu […]

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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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Let’s Encrypt with Symbiosis

We’ve been testing the latest release of Symbiosis Jessie over the last few months with Let’s Encrypt and we’re proud to say it’s now packaged with Symbiosis! What is Let’s Encrypt? Let’s encrypt is a free, open certificate authority (CA) that launched at the end of 2015. It provides SSL/TLS certificates via an automated process […]

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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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FOSDEM 2016

FOSDEM is the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting that takes place each year in Brussels, Belgium. Bytemark have had a presence for the last few years and 2016 was no different. 6 of us took the train from Manchester with at least half of us being new to the FOSDEM circuit. Slightly different […]

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Amsterdam: a great host for HostingCon

We get some great perks working for Bytemark, including getting to go to interesting conferences. That’s why I recently hopped on a plane to Amsterdam to meet the “who’s who” of the hosting industry at HostingCon Europe! For the uninitiated, HostingCon Europe is the little sister of the biggest conference in the hosting industry ‘HostingCon Global’, held […]

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