Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sukey De Verdieping Talk, Amsterdam 2011: Post 2

A quick flyer I've put together for our talk tonight!

Get the flyer here:

And look at our slide show here:
We've even got wallpaper:
-Gaffen (from the Sukey suit)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sukey De Verdieping Talk, Amsterdam 2011: Post 1

This week Sukey has been visiting Amsterdam; a group of us have been invited over in order to give a talk at a regular conference hosted by Trouw Amsterdam called De Verdieping. Trouw (from their website) looks like one of several interesting spaces located around Amsterdam. Located in an old newspaper printing mill, they have a restaurant, club, Venue for cultural discussion and debate, exhibition space, and magazine. Sounds pretty bloody cool!

Amsterdam is a beautiful city on several levels. It's beautifully designed, the bicycle system is integrated into the cities' structure in a way I don't think is even possible in London - rather that being pushed to the kerb and generally ignored (mostly) like they are in London, they have dedicated lanes on almost every road and seem to be seen in a similar light to those driving cars.
By far the most impressive at this point has been the Central Library, and the attitude towards libraries in Amsterdam. If you live in the UK I'm sure you're aware of the terrible things being done to the funding of libraries. I am currently blogging from this most amazing of spaces: 
The Openbare Centrale Bibliotheek Amsterdam is the largest public library in Europe, and possibly also the best. It has 10 floors - we have been working on stuff for Sukey for most of the day from floor 5 - it is fully networked, they have public iMacs for visitors, ergonomically designed workspaces from people on their own or in groups, and a full blown, affordable restaurant on the top floor where you can choose from a variety of incredibly tasty and healthy foodstuffs.

Essentially it's about the most productive environment in which I have ever been.
Student fees for university courses used to be non-existent, but now cost €1,713 from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The people are welcoming, friendly and love Londoners. We're having a fantastic time here!

-Gaffen (from the Sukey Suit)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sukey has made sleep a distant memory...

I've had so little sleep recently.

Sukey has officially arrived, I believe. Today we were featured in the Guardian, I was pleasantly surprised to discover we got four pages!

I'm truly happy, happier than I've been in some time.

Original Post by Matt
Shamelessly clipped and edited by samthetechie

New Website:

Hi everyone,

It's been a busy few days for us at team Sukey, we've been working very hard on several new things - one of which is our new website layout; we thought we'd do a little spring cleaning. Ok, so it's not spring yet. But we couldn't resist! Truth is we couldn't resist the lure of another all-nighter for all the tasty click-throughs from the article about us in the Guardian. So here's the result - *drumroll* - tadaa!

Top of the list right now for us is tidying up the source code and getting it open to the public on GitHub as soon as possible. We're tightening bolts and battening down the hatches, so keep an eye out!

We're also working on some little surprises for you and some new video coming soon. Watch out for our full introduction to Sukey and its' features, as well as details of how it works.

Stay safe everyone, expect more soon. We're aiming to get Sukey 2.0: Electric Boogaloo ready for a special event ahead of the March 26th demo. It promises to be lots of fun and we hope to see you there!


Gaffen from the Sukey Team