Hello everyone, I just wanted to share some quick updates on from my last blog Our #CodeYork programme goes from strength to strength! Last month our Digital York team ran a successful event in York’s fantastic National Railway Museum for children, aimed at engaging and educating local children about the world of possibilities that coding can give them. Great to see another near even gender split in a very full room, some amazing music being created by python commands (even if it had a slight 60’s Doctor Who vibe), and… Read more Code Club and Tech Powerhouse →
Hello everyone, Its been awhile, too long in fact, but here’s my first blog of the year so its a quick reflective piece that I’ll act as a platform for… Read more Early year reflection →
What will Telecoms 2020 look like? A City of York Perspective #Telecoms2020 City of York Council faces a challenge to exploit and further develop the world-class connectivity which is currently enjoyed in and around our historic City. Our forward-thinking approach to York’s telecommunications has seen the development of the UK’s fastest network through the ‘UltraFibreOptic’ Sky / TalkTalk Joint Venture, which delivers astounding gigabit speeds over a pure fibre network directly to York premises. By 2020, we will see this ultrafast network covering the entire city. We are proud… Read more #Telecoms2020 Week – A City of York Perspective →
Hello everyone Its not been too long since I last updated you all but I can never resist sharing team success when I get word of it! Recently as the heavens opened up outside, local children from all over York took to their keyboards and learnt to code inside York’s inspiring Explore Centre@YorkExplore I dropped in around midway through the day and I was not disappointed! Nearly 100 enthusiastic digital natives (more then had booked interestingly enough) were trying Scratch, the visual language, and building games such as pong, a poetry generator… Read more Code York ! →
Hello everyone Gigabit City update I’m sure many of you have been keeping up with the excellent UFO launch (or should that be landing?) which has been snowballing in recent… Read more Google comes to the Digital City →
Hello again everybody, As some of you may be aware, last week was the Municipal Journal Awards 2015 for Local Gov’s in which we were nominated for the UK Digital… Read more Stay connected as you travel →
Very recently, the City Fibre/Sky/TalkTalk joint venture had a successful low key launch ahead of what should be one of the most exciting years in York’s recent digital history. If… Read more Is it a bird? Is it a plane?! No – It’s a UFO!! (Or Ultra Fibre Optic in other words!) →
Techforyork is a series of blogs by City of York Council’s ICT team to better communicate our on-going activities in the infrastructure, platform and digital arenas. It covers our work within the authority but also our growing involvement in the partner, community and public space. We’d welcome your thoughts, questions and suggestions so please use the comments on the individual blogs to talk to us.