Games developers who have worked on some of the highest rated titles in recent years are now applying their skills to create software for autonomous vehicles. Oxford-based Oxbotica has stepped up recruitment of developers from the video games industry and now has a team of 12 in its ranks.read more...
A few weeks ago Charisma.ai was preparing for SXSW in Texas where they were to launch the Charisma interactive graphic novel app to the US market. Fast-forward a few weeks, the world had turned upside down, and their trip and the festival, were cancelled. Undeterred, they stayed in Oxford and launched the app anyway.
Oscar-winning Simon Beaufoy wrote the screenplays for a string of successful films including The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Battle of the Sexes. In conversation with writer, director and producer Carl Schoenfeld at a recent ScreenTalk Oxfordshire event in Oxford, he explained why listening carefully is the secret to success.
One year on since video games company Rebellion splashed £78m on a former print factory in Didcot, we reveal how the transformation to film studios is going.
Going on an adult education course in garden design planted the seed for Elspeth Briscoe’s edtech startup. Now she's raised £800,000 from Angel investors.
When employees of digital agency Torchbox were invited to a company meeting for a ‘major announcement,’ they must have dreaded the worst. Instead the outcome was anything but. Founders Tom Dyson and Olly Willans were inviting them all to become shared owners of Torchbox as one of the first digital agencies in the UK to become employee owned.
Oxford-based company Learning with Experts, which has students from 78 countries enrolled on its online courses, has seen traffic double during the past two weeks.
Oxford-based Serelay, a player in the emerging field of controlled image capture, is catching the attention of global news outlets and human rights organisations.
Oxford University spin-out Zegami has developed software that enables huge volumes of data to be easily accessed and analysed. TechTribe Oxford talks to co-founder and chief technology officer Roger Noble about the firm's growth, scale-up plans and Twitter activity during the UK general election.
Entrepreneur and engineer Vinay Gupta explains how he invented the hexayurt refugee shelter and why blockchain tech will change everything about international trade.
The latest Screentalk Oxfordshire event explored how filmmakers are using mobile phones in new ways for creative storytelling. In a packed room at Oxford’s Curzon Cinema, BBC filmmaker and trainer […]
Ox:Agile – Why do you keep bugging me with those irrelevant questions? Project managers are your friends, really they are. In this talk Elsevier’s John Hunt demystifies why project managers still ask so many of the same old questions, covering what a project manager does in an agile world, how ways of working have changed and how to get the best out of them. 7 to 9pm. Book here
NHS applications – interoperability workshop To sell into the NHS integration with existing systems is essential. Engineers from InterSystems join TheHill for a workshop about how these systems work and how to ensure products benefits from this integration. Participants will also have the chance to join TheHill’s NHS Market Access Accelerator cohort and gain insight into its forthcoming open API bootcamp. 11 am to 12.30pm. Book here
SAE Extra: Tips for a career in TV with Producer/Director Winston Gallagher Learn some top tips on how to forge a career in the TV industry in this virtual masterclass with Winston Gallagher, whose credits include Attenborough and the Giant Elephant, A League Of Their Own – European Road Trip, Travel Man, Snackmasters and The Gadget Show. Hosted by SAE and ScreenTalk Oxfordshire. Book here