Better late than never, we wanted to take a moment to recap last year and provide a brief update of plans moving forward. 2013 was a great year for Stac, and we're incredibly excited about what we've got lined up for this year.
June saw the first Hey!Stac event take place just below Stac HQ in The Faversham. Since then, we've seen a great community grow with many loyal, familiar faces.
With 17 talks so far, focusing on a wide range of topics from development to mental health, we're really interested to see where we can take the event over the next year.
Hey!Stac's aim has always been to build and support a community of skilled and passionate people, whether they're developers, designers, writers, project managers or business owners.
This year we're focusing on putting more effort into planning the events and supporting speakers to ensure we can keep things flowing. In light of this, we're happy to announce the next three events will be on the 28th January, 25th February and the 25th March.
We're also looking for formal sponsorships to ensure that we can put on the best events possible; if you're a company looking to get involved, please get in touch.
New Year's Eve saw the conclusion of a year long project to launch the next iteration of our Manchester client Fatsoma's ticket sales platform. It was great to see them top a new record in sales over the Christmas period, and we're sure that the success of the platform and the business itself will continue to grow as they expand their team. It's been a pleasure working with a company with such a clear vision on how the future of ticketing should be, and we're proud to have played a part in that.
Leeds, Manchester and London
Alongside Leeds and Manchester we're excited to add London as a third location for Stac. With a thriving startup culture and many interesting technical problems to solve we're really keen to meet businesses who we can support and grow with. Although we're taking our offering down to the capital, we're not abandoning our northern roots, and Leeds will remain firmly planted as our base.
We're also looking forward to putting more effort into publishing content surrounding Rails and Ember.js, as well as other non-technical posts. Keep an eye out for more posts coming soon.
Thanks to all our clients and the community that's supported us through 2013, we hope to see many new faces at our upcoming events, and here's to 2014!