Upgrading Networks in Zambia

Back in August 2016 I flew out to Zambia with four others to volunteer at the Saint Francis’ Hospital, Katete to upgrade their network. The hospital is located in in a relatively remote part of eastern Zambia, around an hours drive from the Mozambique and Malawi border. Due to this remote location, it can be […]

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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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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 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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A Research-driven Recruitment Story

As you may know, if you’ve already read our increasing diversity in recruitment post, the way we hire at Bytemark is different. This is owing to our meticulously-designed, anonymous, decentralised recruitment process. We’ve previously outlined some of the reasons why we wanted to make this change to lead the way to a fairer, people-focused local […]

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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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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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