We’re sponsoring RailsGirls

We’re very happy that we’re sponsoring Rails Girls Manchester, a 1½ 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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Bytemark are Hiring !

Customer Service Administrator – Apply Here We’re looking for customer service representatives who are interested in getting into (or have made a start in) the technology industry. The ideal candidate should enjoy interacting with both people and technology, and understand the discipline needed in a customer service environment. We provide in-house training, days at relevant […]

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Bytemark are Hiring!

Bytemark are looking for a Software Developer (Ruby/Go) This role is for an experienced programmer who wants to work with a multi-skilled team of designers, researchers and developers. We’re a growing company — your Rails & Linux knowledge is going to be crucial to that. Bytemark (York, UK) are looking for a software engineer to […]

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A Research-driven Recruitment Story

[It] was initially frustrating to not be able to tell you things about who I am and what I’ve done. But it’s great that it’s a level playing field. By the final interview I was liking the process so much that I was reluctant to share my CV and de-anonymize myself. – Successful Careers applicant […]

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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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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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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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