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Digital firm Coderus to host Google event at Adastral Park, Martlesham

PUBLISHED: 12:59 17 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:30 20 May 2015

The Innovation Martlesham offices at Adastral Park.

The Innovation Martlesham offices at Adastral Park.


Ipswich-based Coderus Limited is due to host one of only six Google I/O Extended events in the UK.

Coderus is hosting a Google even at Innovation Martlesham near Ipswich Coderus is hosting a Google even at Innovation Martlesham near Ipswich

The event, running from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday, May 28, will be the first of its kind at Adastral Park, Martlesham, and is co-sponsored by BT and the IP-Network.

The annual Google I/O event involves inspirational talks, learning and a chance to hear more about Google’s latest developer products. The highlights of the event will be the keynote speeches that will be live streamed at more than 200 extended events in more than 70 countries, showcasing the worldwide appeal and influence.

The I/O Extended event at Adastral Park, hosted by Coderus, will enable attendees to watch Google’s keynote speeches, streamed live from the Moscone Centre in San Francisco to the 350-seat John Bray Lecture Theatre.

Kevin Woollard, operations director, research and innovation at Adastral Park, said: “This is the only Google I/O Extended event happening in the East of England, and we are delighted to open up the theatre for this event.”

Following the speeches, Mark Thomas, chief executive of Coderus, will host an open forum discussion with a specially selected panel of speakers. The discussion will allow attendees to debate the potential impact and opportunities of the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond.

The event will also serve as a platform for ICTT companies and individuals to benefit from short networking sessions and live demos of Google technology.

Coderus are well positioned to host such an event owing to its reputation of being at forefront of high-quality mobile application and embedded software development.

The Google I/O Extended Event is the first of a number of similar events Coderus have planned for 2015.

Mr Thomas said: “I have always wanted to see developer events being held at Adastral Park. The Park has an international reputation and the facilities here are ideal for this sort of event. I want to thank our sponsors for their support and invite anyone with an interest in Google’s development to book onto the event.”

Ian Buxton, chair of Innovation Martlesham, said: “Coderus is one of the growing number of ICT companies that are making things happen at Innovation Martlesham.

“Mark Thomas was interviewed on the BBC Radio Suffolk breakfast show on April 30, where the region was described as the ‘Silicon Valley of the UK’ by Neil Miles, who leads ICT for the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership.

“This Google event is further evidence of the growing significance of the ICT cluster at Innovation Martlesham and in the region.”

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