North East Blog Directory

October 27, 2014

Random Thoughts of an ASP.Net Code Monkey

Speaking at Tech Ed Europe 2014–This Week


I’m currently in Barcelona and will be speaking at Tech Ed Europe 2014.  I’m presenting:

DEV-B341 Running a Global Massively Scalable Web Application on Microsoft Azure Web Sites

Friday, October 31 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Room: Hall 8.0 Room B1

Track: Developer Platform and Tools

Session Type: Breakout

Topic: Microsoft Azure

I’ll also be on hand to answer questions on our Azure Websites stand in the TechExpo, along with being around the event all week at the Welcome Reception, Happy Hour, Ask The Experts session and Country Drinks.  Looking forward to talking to lots of people about Azure Websites!

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October 27, 2014 04:25 PM

October 25, 2014

Jason Judge

SugarCRM Vector Logo

I needed this for a talk, and could not find a vector logo anywhere. So I knocked one up and it would be rude not to share. All the workings are in the SVG (the traced bitmap and layers that may be useful) as well as the final vectors.

Here is the final bitmap:

SugarCRM logos bitmap from the vector image.

SugarCRM logos bitmap from the vector image.

Inkscape was used to do the tracing.

The SVG file can be downloaded using the link below. If your browser renders it, then use “Save Page As…” to save it to local storage.

SugarCRM logo vector image

by Jason Judge at October 25, 2014 01:25 PM

October 16, 2014


Super Mondays – North East Tech Tickets

Eventbrite - SuperMondays - North East Tech

This month we are giving local tech companies the chance to stand up and tell us what they are up to. Just one condition, it must be interesting to us the Super Mondays audience.

We already have speaker signed up to talk about their accelerator startups by looking back and saying what worked and what did not, and speakers from larger companies taking about some of their products and the industry.

We still have some slots remaining so if you If you would like to present and/or pitch on the 27th then please get in touch.

Eventbrite - SuperMondays - North East Tech

Also if you would like to see how our local accelerator teams are going then consider attending our friend’s Ignite 100 showcase.

by supermondays at October 16, 2014 10:40 AM

October 15, 2014

Community IT Academy

Workshops: How can you keep your data safe?

Workshops: How can you keep your data safe?

CITA is running a series of workshops on data security at locations across the North East.

The IT industry has taken a few knocks recently with regard to security breaches, loss of data and virus attack (Twitter, Paypal, iCloud, Internet Explorer etc.). People are rightly concerned if their data is secure, especially with a third party cloud provider. It is true to say that no system is 100% secure and that the weakest element is often the human element, but how safe is your data, and from what and whom do you need to protect it?

To answer these questions, we are running a series of workshops for voluntary and community organisations in the North East of England. The workshops are aimed at chief executives, senior managers and anyone with responsibility for managing IT in a voluntary and community organisation.

The workshops aim to help you understand the risks, whether you store documents on your desktop computer or online 'in the cloud'. We will suggest steps you can take to protect your organisation's data - covering topics such as passwords, malware, hardware failure, public wifi and hacking.

The workshops expand on the topics in our recent guide: How safe is my data? (PDF 243kB)

See below for a list workshop dates and locations. Please book a place via the contact listed.

These workshops are supported by the Northern Rock Foundation.



This workshop has been cancelled.

Date: Tuesday 21 October

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: VCA Sunderland, 8 Frederick Street, Sunderland SR1 1NA

Contact: Leigh Ann Thomson on 0191 565 1566



Date: Tuesday 18 November

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: Wansbeck CVS, 107 & 109 Station Road, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 8RS

Cost: free

Contact: Marc Johnson on 01670 858 688 or

This workshop is supported by Ashington Town Council.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Date: Wednesday 26 November

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Newcastle CVS, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AF

Cost: free

Book online: How safe is your data? (Newcastle)


North Tyneside

Date: Thursday 27 November

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: North Tyneside VODA, Shiremoor Centre, Earsdon Road, North Tyneside NE27 0HJ

Cost: £10

Book online: How safe is your data? (North Tyneside)

Contact: Emma Raynor on 0191 643 2628 or


If you would like to discuss data security or any other aspect of your organisation’s IT please call Lewis Atkinson on 07958 482 509.

by (William Mortada) at October 15, 2014 02:54 PM

October 14, 2014

Jason Judge

Great Sources of Free Stock Photos

First, this one seems to aggregate a tonne of free stock sources:

A list I will add to over time:


by Jason Judge at October 14, 2014 12:37 PM

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