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Refugee Crisis: Get involved with a Sheffield Hackathon

Refugee crisis: Sheffield hackathon

We're looking for Sheffield geeks interested in volunteering their time and skills to build open source solutions to pilot in Sheffield.

Festival of Code 2015

Festival of Code 2015

In the first week of August Yoomee was a centre for Young Rewired State's Festival of Code. This is a look at our teams and how we got on.

Thinking Digital 2015

My five takeaways from Thinking Digital 2015

Last week Andy and I attended the 8th annual Thinking Digital Conference in Gateshead. Here are five things I've taken away from it to wo...

Smashing Oxford

Smashing Oxford

Last week Jon and Rich went to Smashing Conference, a two day event in Oxford, all about the web, technology, content and UX.

Hyperlocal

Hyperlocal

Hyperlocal is an new monthly evening where young people can learn to code, with help and mentoring from Yoomee staff.

Re-building the Yoomee website

Re-building the Yoomee website

It's a bit of a truism in the web development world that your own website is the one you devote the least care and attention to.

Co-creating the art of engagement

Co-creating the art of engagement

Edward talks about his experience at the Media Trust's recent conference about the Art of Engagement.

 How to ask about gender

How to ask about gender

As web developers, we collect a lot of information about users and it's important that we do this in an inclusive and sensitive manner.

The Agile Mona Lisa

The Agile Mona Lisa

At Yoomee Agile is a key part of our approach. This post aims to explain what we mean by 'Agile', and why it’s so important.

Guiding girls to a digital future

Yoomee appointed by Girlguiding to develop website ...

We've spent the last couple of months kicking off a two year programme of work to redevelop Girlguiding's digital platforms.

Bringing NationBuilder to the UK

Bringing NationBuilder to the UK

Yoomee has just become a NationBuilder certified architect for its work with Labour's Parliamentary Candidate in Sheffield Hallam.

Festival of Code comes to Yoomee

Festival of Code comes to Yoomee

Next week we'll be joined by 13 young people and 5 mentors for the Festival of Code, a week long digital event happening across the country.

Lean user testing

Lean user testing

We've tried a number of different tools and techniques over the last few years. Tim outlines a few we've found to be particularly helpful.

vInspired Awards – where there are only winners

vInspired Awards – where there are only winners

Jon and Tim recently attended vInspired's National Awards and met some amazing young people including Stephen Sutton.

Live blogging in Cambodia

Live blogging in Cambodia

This week Rich Wells, our Creative Director, swaps Sheffield for Cambodia as he travels with Tearfund. Here he shares his top tools and t...

My first week: starting at Yoomee

My first week: starting at Yoomee

David Thompson, our newest team member, looks back over his first week at Yoomee and shares some of his top learning of the week, with a ...

Four ways to be more creative

Four ways to be more creative

Creativity is much more than visual design. It can make life exciting, solve problems, deepen relationships and make the world a better p...

Getting the right people on the bus

Getting the right people on the bus

Recruitment for us is about taking on board people with potential, and growing, moving forward together as equals.

Teaching young offenders to code: three month update

Teaching young offenders to code: three month update

We're three months into a 12 month experiment in teaching young offenders to code through a work placement at Yoomee.

Thoughts on women and technology

Thoughts on women and technology

For the past 10 years I’ve worked in a digital agency, one I helped to found no less. And in these years I’ve often been a lone woman in ...

We're hiring: Digital designer

We're hiring: Digital designer

We're looking for an talented digital designer to join our growing team. Someone who is passionate about using their skills to improve th...

Can you help young offenders learn to code?

Can you help young offenders learn to code?

I've been thinking about helping young offenders turn their lives around by learning to code. The current availability of free online too...

Co-creation workshops and involving users

Co-creation workshops and involving users

Last week we headed for London to run a co-creation workshop at vInspired – the UK's leading youth volunteering charity. Involving users ...

Three new faces at Yoomee

Three new faces at Yoomee

Hiring new people is always tricky. Interviews are a great way of finding people who are good at interviewing, but not much else! At Yoom...