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In the latest episode of the Inside The Bradfield Centre Podcast, I chat to Stuart Coyle of Innovate UK Edge to learn about access to funding, investment readiness, impartial business advice, international partnering, and more!

Episode transcript:

James Parton:

This episode is brought to you by the Cambridge Norwich…


We promised you more free resources, so we’re introducing The Developer Relations Program Directory.

“The what, now?”, you may be thinking.

Well, have you ever been asked or pondered, “How many companies have a DevRel program?” …


Have you ever been asked, “What exactly is Developer Relations?” Or perhaps you are the one asking the question. It’s a difficult question given the scope of DevRel, so we challenged ourselves to come up with a succinct framework.

Back in January, we shared some of our early thinking for…


I had the pleasure of joining Gen Ashley, Vicky Thomey Lee, and Neill Gernon of Yard for an interesting online chat about the impact of COVID-19 on local tech communities this week.

Local technical communities have long provided a foundational support system for developers throughout their lifelong learning journey. For developers who connect, for organisers who create and for companies who support & hire how important is local in a remote world?

You can watch on YouTube here :


The importance of understanding company context.

It’s easy to make assumptions about DevRel. It might depend on what you’ve heard, or the company you’ve worked for.

Based on our own experience, and the research we conducted for the book, it became clear that your organizational context makes all the difference in the world. …


The end-to-end life cycle of a developer within your DevRel program.

Perhaps no other tool or framework went through as many revisions as The Developer Journey Map during the development of the book. It’s our most ambitious framework, as it seeks to document the end-to-end life cycle of a developer interacting with your DevRel program.

Consequently, in the book, there are…


For those of you following the progress of my collaboration with Caroline Lewko, I’m pleased to update that the book is inching closer to being available.

Our publisher, Apress, has added a pre-order link to the catalogue entry for the book — See here.

We will be updating again soon on how we intend to make the tools and frameworks available to the community under a Creative Commons license, independent of purchasing the book. This was something we were really passionate about, and Apress were really supportive of.

You can sign up to the book’s newsletter here.


Trinity College Cambridge. Image by The Telegraph

This week we published a double installment of the “Inside The Bradfield Centre” podcast to mark the launch of the 2021 Trinity Bradfield Prize. Take a listen to the episodes and full transcripts are also available below.

The Trinity Bradfield Prize is now open for applications from aspiring academic-entrepreneur teams…


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Privacy is a red hot issue in Tech right now, headlined by the growing feud between Apple and Facebook. A key issue is there has been little consideration of the role that software developers play in creating the products and services you use today and will use in the future.


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This week we published the latest episode of the “Inside The Bradfield Centre” podcast. Take a listen to the episode and a full transcript is also available below.

Episode Transcript

James Parton:

Welcome to Inside The Bradfield Centre. I’m James Parton, the managing director of the Bradfield Centre. And joining us…

James Parton

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