Coderus CEO Mark Thomas Becomes Member of the Board on TechEast Council

mark Thomas coderus tech east council board member

Coderus is pleased to announce that due to our continual involvement in the local community, our CEO Mark Thomas has been invited as a member of the board to sit regularly on the TechEast Council. 

Our programme of engagement with the local community has seen us continuing to drive several innovative projects from Google IO Live Stream events to the annual EdTech Conference and supporting events on site at BT Adastral Park. 

Since becoming a member of TechEast back in 2018, we have been involved in many cross-collaborations with IJYI, Innovate Suffolk, Creative Computing Club to name a few making Coderus top of the list for community engagement. 

Coderus has been a valuable member of the Tech East community since the early days and continue to play an important role locally in digital innovation and supporting the development of tech skills among young people. Their annual livestreams are a fixture of the East of England tech events calendar and their founder and CEO Mark Thomas is a member of both the Council for Digital Tech and the Tech East Skills Taskforce.

Tim Robinson, Chief Operating Officer at Tech East

What is TechEast? 

TechEast is a not-for-profit membership organisation at the forefront of the digital tech ecosystem for the East of England. They represent a community of startups, scale-ups, late-stage tech businesses, academia and the public sector and are rated as one of the Top 5 UK tech clusters. 

Those who become members of the TechEast family, like us here at Coderus are provided with the opportunity to shape the future of tech and help inspire the next generation of tech innovators in the community. 

We have shared our membership with many other tech companies including IJYI, Tech Marionette, Liftshare and Mitra Innovation taking part in several TechEast driven events, conferences and podcasts, to amplify the voice of tech businesses.  

Why did Coderus join TechEast?

Whatever you’re trying to achieve, a unified approach is always stronger. There are lots of individual groups promoting tech in the region, but TechEast is the overarching organisation that draws these separate entities together. 

With its links to businesses, universities, and local authorities, TechEast helps encourage collaboration, and amplify the many voices of tech. TechEast is unequivocally a force for good for tech and we are keen to be involved in this!

The Coderus team is passionate about software development and tech, so we want to make sure the region’s development community is the best it can be. Talent is vital to the success of tech in the East, so we want to inspire the next generation of developers.

Mark Thomas, Founder CEO

Coderus’ Involvement in the East Anglian Tech Community

We want to encourage a wide range of people to get into software development – especially those who’ve never considered a career in tech. That’s why we get involved with lots of regional meet up groups, including SyncIpswich, SyncDevelopHER and the Suffolk Creative Computing Club.

Over the years we have built strong collaborative links at high school level, working with local schools such as Farlingaye, Kesgrave and the Royal Hospital School. We are also proud to be a driving force for tech in the HE sector and have collaborated on several projects with The University of Suffolk and The University of Essex.

We also host our own tech community events for knowledge-sharing and networking including a live stream of the Google Annual Developer Conference. These events are supported by Innovation Martlesham and TechEast. We want to grow the region’s tech sector and we are committed to investing our time and effort in doing so. To find out more about our work in the community visit our CSR and Community pages here.

March 30, 2019
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