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Scaling your Technology product / service Bootcamp

This course runs on Thursday 25th May, 10.00am – 5.00pm and Friday 26th May 10.00am – 5.00pm and includes all food and beverages.

A 2 day course for technology SMEs with sections aimed at technical and non-technical leaders to understand how to manage technology suppliers and / or teams, and to understand options for scaling infrastructure, storage and hosting.

There’s lots of advice out there about how to recruit, or build a successful team, but not some much on getting the technology right in your technology start-up or scale-up. This 2-day course will give a health check for anyone building a technology company on how you need to be managing your developers and your services to scale your company without problems down the line. Hear from experienced CTOs and the big companies there to support you including Amazon Web Services.

We encourage you to bring at least 2 leaders from your team – 1 technical and 1 non-technical. Day 1 will be aimed at those managing technology teams, whether you have developers in house or are outsourcing your product development to and external company. On Day 2 we’ll get more into the technical nitty-gritty, so your technical lead may need to translate (!) but we hope non-technical leads will join for a baptism of fire (the more you understand what your teams understand, the easier it will be to manage them).

Day 1 (aimed at non-technical directors / CEOs)

Relationship building with suppliers / tech teams

Understanding software development practices

Fixed price – Time and resources (Pros/Cons of each – happy medium)

Feedback, feedback, feedback – visibility

Addressing the NFR’s

Non functional requirements

The things we just take for granted

Operational support

Software projects don’t end


Q&A / sharing learning on issues (to follow up in further 121s or cover in Day 2)


Day 2 (Aimed at CTO / more technical understanding)

Scaling your operations and infrastructure

Cloud adoption

Cap Ex vs Op Ex and what this means for investment

Architecting for high availability

PaaS and IaaS

VPC Design

Continuous Deployment

Automation tooling

Understanding Private servers

The how and why of using private servers when dealing with health / financial / other sensitive data

Understanding Cloud servers

The how and why of using the cloud with tips & ideas from Amazon Web Services


Lunch and tea / coffee will be provided both days.


This programme is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Please note that we can accept 1 application per eligible company. Eligibility criteria are:

Please drop us a message if you are unsure whether you fit the eligibility criteria.


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