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Sponsor – Developer opportunity

The following post is by NEBytes sponsor Sunderland Software City:


Vacancy – Software Specialist

The Sunderland Software City project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government. It is tasked with supporting the software industry in the North East of England.

Software Specialist

This role will provide direct technical consultancy to new and established software companies in the North East of England. As a member of the Software City team you will undertake technical due diligence, prepare technical specification documents and submit business proposals.

The successful candidate is expected to have in-depth knowledge of technical architecture and proven experience in the software industry.

The deadline for applying to this role is noon on 28th May 2012

Candidates applying to this role are required to take an online assessment test. For further details please refer Sunderland Software City website

Scott Hanselman’s User Group Tour of Scotland

Yes that’s right, Scott Hanselman is touring Scottish User Groups in July!  Kudos to Gary Park of the Aberdeen Developers User Group for arranging this and if you can make the trip up to Scotland for any of Scott’s sessions I whole heartedly recommend it, Scott is a great speaker, very engaging and delivers fantastic content!

Scott will be presenting at four different User Groups and the details are below:

For more details see Gary’s post on his blog in addition to Scott’s own posts on the tour -

NEBytes and SUGUK May 2012–Threat Modelling and SharePoint Workflows

Join North East Bytes for our fifth event of 2012 where we are delighted to partner with the SharePoint Usergroup Once Again.  Following on from the great events that we've had over the last two years, we've lined up another great event for your benefit.  We are delighted to welcome Neil Dixley, from Sage, to guide us through the process of Threat Modelling, and we welcome Tony Hughes from TSG to give us the rundown on Nintex Forms and Workflow for SharePoint 2010.   Register now, you won't want to miss this opportunity!

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2012

Time: 18:30-21:00

Nintex Workflow and Forms 2010 with Tony Hughes

Nintex Workflow 2010

Nintex Workflow 2010 adds a drag-and-drop workflow designer, connectivity and advanced workflow features to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform. Tony will demonstrate how Nintex Workflow 2010 can reduce development time and empower users to automate their own processes in minutes.

Nintex Forms 2010

Nintex Forms 2010 is a web based designer for the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform that enables custom forms to be created within SharePoint quickly and easily. Tony will demonstrate how Forms can be designed and consumed on most common mobile devices from the internet, anywhere and anytime.

Tony Hughes is a Senior SharePoint Specialist at TSG (Technology Services Group), who have kindly hosted for SUGUK many times in the past.

Tony has been involved with SharePoint since 2001 in consultancy, pre-sales and sales roles. Working across a wide range of business sectors in both the private and public sector Tony is highly skilled in conveying the business benefits of SharePoint Technologies to a range of audiences in a non-technical fashion.

Modelling Security Threats with Neil Dixley

Threat modelling is a powerful and effective way of discovering and closing security vulnerabilities in applications. This session will look at techniques and tools available and includes an interactive example.

Despite being one of the senior engineers on a ‘Subprime’ project  in the USA, Neil survived and spent most of the last 10 years working in the north east for Tombola, Codeworks and now Sage. Neil is also one of the funkiest banjo players this side of the pond.


The event will be hosted in Room 1.02 of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map -

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