It seems I should apologise, a few months ago I wrote a post about 2016 being the last Hackference. And I’m glad to say I was very wrong!

I’d like to announce that Hackference will once again be taking place in 2017 in its usual format of a single-day…


Using Compose’s MySQL service & IBM Bluemix to run your blog

MySQL is a hugely popular database. Not only is it the cornerstone of a massively-relied-on development stack (LAMP), but it also backs a huge amount of open source systems on alternative stacks.

Meme credit: Moz

All or nothing

The internet is full of blogs or, more precisely, full of people using blogging software to build other…


For the last four years I’ve been developing and running an event in Birmingham, UK called Hackference. The event has always been a single day conference followed by a weekend hackathon, and I’m really proud to say that I stole heavily from hacked.io

Mike Elsmore

Developer Advocate for @logzio, ex @packtpub @ibmcloudant love building stuff and drinking coffee.

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