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Flat-Pack Furniture (GASP!)

Now that I have your somewhat horrified attention, Dan Riley from Spearhead Interactive has been in touch with some terribly exciting news. They have only gone and developed a new tool to help visualise the assembly procedure for all manner of products – including the often dreaded flat-pack furni

Epic Profile: Sam Harrison

Secret Origin That would be purely through playing with computer graphics when I was a little kid, I had an Omega 1200 with a 64 megabyte hard drive, so that would be my ‘super power’ because nobody else could save things on a hard drive while doing animation in those days. Also, getting a

Searchcamp Update Bonanza!

When I sat down with Bobby this time he appeared visibly knackered but still bobbing up and down in his chair and the first thing he said to me was “We are making the magic happen”. They’ve been busy! Bobby informed me that the past week was possibly the “busiest week the teams have had yet

Searchcamp Update #5 - The Finish Line is in Sight

So, I know I promised some filmed interviews with the teams this week, however, they’ve not got ‘round to me yet. Fear not, they have been done and should be up on the site by next week. After the last update I was a little exhausted after hearing how jam-packed the programme had been so this

DIBI : Design It Build It

We at Epic Times are passionate about many things but two in particular, creative people and digital people. When the opportunity to acquire the long running and successful web conference DIBI came about, we leapt at the chance, and I’m here to tell you why. DIBI stands for Design It Build It,

Epic Profile: Andy Preston

I first met Andy when profiling Bobby Paterson at a packed Refresh Teeside. Seeming as we’ve been following the story of Searchcamp, I thought I’d sit down and have chinwag with one of it’s co-founders. What followed was a fascinating insight into the mind of a man who tirelessly does all he c

Epic Profile: Ian Tufts

Ian Tufts has led an illustrious career in Sage and is now the VP of Engineering with local Shields based international superstars Performance Horizon Group. I caught up with him at their stunning offices One Trinity Green to see who's superhero origin story he identifies with, and I don't think I c

#SageOne Hangout with @SwayUK

In this exclusive Google Hangout, leading UK rapper Sway talks to us about his forthcoming ’Wake Up EP’, how he’s using his success as a platform for other emerging artists and his use of social media tools like Twitter and Soundcloud to collaborate and share his music. Listen again to the

Epic Profile: Dylan McKee

Dylan (@djmckee) is currently studying for his A levels at Whitley Bay High School, officially the youngest Epic Profile yet. I was immediately taken with the passionate way that Dylan talks about tech and especially making and building stuff himself. He attended the Apple annual conference all the

Epic Times Interviews Searchcamp

A wee while back I headed on over once again to the Phoenix building on the Teeside University campus to have my regular update with the lovely folks over at Searchcamp, the North East's most rapidly growing accelerator programme. With the helpful assistance of Searchcampite Sarah Thompson (@SarahLo