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UKFast Open Source Hackathon 2020

30.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Last week we marked Hacktoberfest in style, hosting our very own Hackathon, sponsored by Intel. A celebration of open source, the UKFast hackathon was open to the whole business, encouraging participants to get involved and show off their skills by creating an open source project of their choice.    The event kicked off on Saturday 24th October and everyone had until 5pm the following day to submit their creations. Let’s recap how it went, and the fantastic projects our team worked on.   Why host the Hackathon?  If you read our previous blog, you’ll know there are lots of compelling reasons to get involved with open source development. At UKFast we’re passionate about encouraging open source contribution, empowering our clients and providing exciting opportunities…

Dev Blog: Step by step open source in practice

16.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast R&D team member Tyler Woonton. In today's global world, there's a growing demand to ensure your applications work correctly around the clock. Many businesses, including UKFast, rely on open source frameworks like Laravel…

Why get involved in open source development?

5.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Forget Halloween, October is all about Hacktoberfest! The annual event is a great reminder of all the reasons to get involved with open source development, shining light on the growing community of students, developers and businesses making exciting contributions.   What is open source development?  Opensource…

Flex Some Serious Muscle with the New eCloud

8.2.2016 by Jenn Granger

There is no better moment than when two great things come together to make something even better. Chips and vinegar (or gravy, if you’re reading this in the North). All four Power Rangers. eCloud and OpenStack. That’s right – there…

Open Source, Simple And Safe

23.9.2014 by Jenn Granger

There are certain times when even though you know that things will go easier on you if you do one small task at the time, if it means even the smallest amount of effort, let’s be honest, you probs won’t…

Simple Tools for Testing Cyber Security

18.10.2011 by Guest

This is a guest post by Richard Clinker. Richard has been in the IT industry for 15+ years working with systems running ATM networks and internet banking in an operations role. For at least ten of those years, he has…

Open Source – A Sign of Things to Come?

24.8.2009 by Pingu

Traditionally, change is brought about by ideas, contributions, team work and communities. This is no less so in IT. Just a few years ago software and applications were seen as magical entities and few people understood how they worked. This…

Linux Learning Curve

7.2.2009 by Pingu

Whilst thinking about where to start this newly extended Linux section of the UKFast blog, it dawned on me to simply start at the beginning and grow from there. A curious statement you may say, but one I had to…