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Free tickets available via Eventbrite. Link Below. Cornwall’s tech community are invited to join us at Launchpad from 5pm on Tuesday the 23rd July for ‘Pitch up at the Pad’. The event, a partnership between Software Cornwall and Falmouth University's own startup incubator will see a blend of the counties established and rising tech companies take to the stage in order to make a pitch. The evening sees the return of our popular Pitch Up format. A series of short pitches nestled amongst relaxed networking opportunities, benefitting from complimentary refreshments. Each pitch is an opportunity to highlight an exciting digital project, an innovative tech company, a worthwhile community cause or a fresh idea set to change the world. Launchpad is an innovative postgraduate incubation and acceleration programme. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Based at Falmouth University, it brings together teams of software engineers, digital creatives and business people to solve industry challenges - taking on briefs from companies like Sony and Hitachi. Launchpad are opening their doors for you to take a peek at the broad range of exciting projects from both Launchpad startups and the Software Cornwall community. This event is open to both members and non-members thanks to the kind support of Launchpad. Timings 5:00 // Doors open 5:15 // Vicky Hunter of Tech Nation 5:30 // Pitches 6:00 // Break 6:30 // Pitches 7:00 // Networking 7:30 // Doors close Want to Pitch? We have a couple of places left for pitchers. If you would like to share something with one of the countries fastest growing tech cluster, get in touch via [masked]. Please include ‘Pitch Up’ in the subject line as well as a couple of sentences about the thing you’d like to pitch. Book Your Ticket Book your via the link below. This event is open to both members and non-members thanks to the kind support of Launchpad. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pitch-up-at-the-pad-tickets-64524069228
Bluefruit Software has just won Best Place to Work in Cornwall and is looking for 12 new Software Test Engineers to join the team this year. With no experience required, this is a great role for someone looking to kick off their career in tech. We are holding a free Tester Taster Session at Heartlands open to anyone interested in learning more about the role. Who is this day for: Perfect for anyone thinking about at a job in tech. From students to people looking for a career change. Minimum age requirement 16. Schedule for the Day: 10-10:15: Coffees and Chat with Bluefruit staff 10:15-10:30: Bluefruit Software Introduction from Paul Massey, Company Founder 10:30 – 12:00: Introduction to Software Testing at Bluefruit – hear from some of our Testers what is it like to be a Test Engineer at Bluefruit. What type of things do Test Engineers do and what skills do you need? We will also provide some details on where the role could take you and what long term opportunities are available at Bluefruit. 12:00 – 12:30: Lunch – Enjoy a free lunch and have a chance to speak with more people from Bluefruit about what it’s like to work at the company. 12:30-14:00: Tester Workshop – Try out some tester exercises to see what it’s like to be a Test Engineer on an embedded software team. There will also be a chance to ask more questions about working at Bluefruit and the application process.
Are you a keen coder looking to gain more experience? Want a chance to put a real software project on your CV to progress your software development career? Running 5th -16th August 2019, this free programme is for anyone aged 16 and over who has a keen interest in a software development career and wants to find out what it’s like to work as a developer. Hosted at Bluefruit HQ in Redruth, and now in its fifth year, you’ll learn more about coding in a professional environment with trainers who currently work in software companies across Cornwall. Full details available at https://www.softwarecornwall.org/bluefruit-agile-huddle/