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January 5th, 2017 by

2017 in digital in 1 word

Happy New Year! With 2017 officially here and the whole year stretching ahead of us, we thought it would be a good time to share some of the interesting results we got when we asked guests of our sponsored BIMA Thirstday event in December what they anticipated being THE...

November 18th, 2016 by

Yard and Big Hearts – One Year On

This month marks the end of the first year of our successful digital partnership with Edinburgh based charity Big Hearts. 12 months ago, the charity was working with an outdated website that suffered from a lack of ability to collect data and to engage with its stakeholders. By the...

November 15th, 2016 by

BIMA Digital Day – A Student’s POV

BIMA’s Digital Day is aimed at 13-18 year old students and sees digital professionals head back to school for the day to inspire pupils and give them an insight into a world of digital careers. Not only that, but the afternoon is dedicated to a nationwide competition where students...

October 19th, 2016 by

The Rise of AI and Machine Learning

Imagine if an alien race was living among us in the world – quite a daunting thought, isn’t it? After all, what if it turned out that none of the aliens had any sympathy towards the human race? So far so seemingly unrealistic, until you consider replacing the stereotypical...

May 27th, 2016 by

The Adobe Summit – London 2016

Two weeks ago, a bunch of us Yardies put our out-of-offices on and grabbed our business cards ready to head to the Adobe Summit EMEA 2016 held at the ExCeL London. This year’s Summit (which is the largest of its kind in Europe) was the biggest yet, with 5,000...

April 27th, 2016 by

The Yard Take – BrightonSEO

Last Friday, Yard Head of SEO Richard Falconer turned on his out of office replies and headed off to BrightonSEO. We expect you’ve heard of it, it’s one of the most popular and respected search conferences in the UK and it has a tendency to sell out in a...

April 1st, 2016 by

April Fools’ Day 2016 – our digital favourites

We all know that on April 1st, you have to take everything that your favourite brands say with a pinch of salt, as chances are they’re trying to catch you out with their latest April Fools’ Day prank. Some are more believable than others – some are more enjoyable...

March 11th, 2016 by

Programming For Primaries

ComputerXplorers has designated today as this year’s ‘Programming for Primaries’ day, raising awareness of the need to introduce programming skills to children at an early age. The key message is that “year 8 is too late” as by the time they have arrived at secondary school, many children have...