UKIE invited Stuart (our CEO) to speak at their event Making Games for Esports.
Mental Health and Games (during a pandemic)
EDITORS NOTE: Occasionally we have freelancers that we work with who have generated something great and we want to share it. With Richard's permission we thought this was interesting to our community (especially in these strange strange times). Thanks for making this available Richard. - Stuart Friday nights, 8.30pm. My living room. During the various lockdowns we've all ...
ACES partners with Code Wizards
Academia and Industry have created a forum and body to help further Esports education, practise and and learning.
Play & Talk Initiative - 20th and 21st June 2020
This weekend we're going to get people talking and playing games. Two things we're passionate about here at Code Wizards. Here's what we want to do this weekend.. Find one hour with friends or family on 20th-21st June Pick the perfect online game Talk safely together in game, on social media or on the phone Why? Over 30% of the population and nearly 51% of 16-24 ye ...
Play & Talk - George Osborn of UKIE Interview
We wanted to better understand this weekend's Play and Talk initiative so I sat down (virtually of course!) with George Osborn of UKIE to get his questions answered. Why play and talk? Why is the act of playing together useful? There are lots of great reasons to play and talk, but this week the best reason to do so is to help you, or friends or family, to feel less lonely. ...
10 things you probably didn't know about esports
Esports seems to have just about burst into everybody's lives recently but there's a lot of misunderstandings about what it is and what it isn't.
To help that here's a 2-minute guide to 10 things you probably didn't know about esports.
Hackathons - An ex-hackathon student's perspective
To start with, what is a hackathon? A hackathon is usually a programming event, where the participants are given a set time to develop something from scratch, after which they demo it to the rest of the participants and a panel of judges. The categories of the judging are usually set by the event organisers and/or the various sponsors that make the event possible. Depending on ...
What happens when you try to deliver software projects without the right technical management
The biggest bugbear with one of the many roles I perform is the misconception that technical project management is just a fancier name for project management. It really isn’t.
Technical Project Management and Project Managers more generally have some shared elements.
- Reporting on task progress
- Raising issues and risks
- Tracking actions
- Tracking burn/spend
Why Integrations are still hard in 2019
We were promised personalised medicines, jet packs and flying cars by now.. why is integration still difficult?
In short, it's connecting two systems or data sets together. This could be as mundane as ensuring that an app has access to your employee lists all the way to merging companies and ensuring that information is shared effectively across all of their systems.
For app/websites/platforms we're typically connecting data to the platform via APIs or data access and/or connecting multiple systems so the approach is seamless.
For data / BI / Big Data projects are largely about ensuring that the right data, at the right granularity and the right time period are viewable and usable.
2019 - Moving Forwards - Retail
Introduction Retail is in turmoil. Online sales are increasing but at lower margins and higher cost demands. Offline sales are decreasing at dramatically lower / pencil-thin margins and footfall is slowing. Retailers are failing and (brexit induced) lack of UK investment is preventing a number of them from being saved and revitalised. There is no magic answer but retailers ...
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