Hull and East Yorkshire Digital Awards at the C4DI

Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC gets things going

Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC gets things going

Staff from the university, including a few from Computer Science  were invited along to the Hull and East Yorkshire Digital Awards tonight. It was a great evening, with Hull University staff and projects nominated in the various categories. 

Adam Boyne, from BetaJaster, was up for one of the awards

Adam Boyne, from BetaJaster, was up for one of the awards

Adam from Betajester was up for one of the awards which was nice. He didn't quite end up winning it, kudos to him for making it to the glittering final though. We're well proud of you sir as we are of the folks from Lab on a Chip,  Seed Software, Arc software, Vertual and a host of others from the campus. You can find out more about the Hull University success here.

 Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technical Correspondent ran the show, accompanied by his boss, the chairman of the BBC, which was kind of awesome. It was unfortunate that Martha Lane-Stewart was unable to get to the event because she was unwell, it would have been lovely to have heard from her. But we had some great technical chat (favourite fun fact - a third of the optical fibre in England is in Hull - providing high speed data links directly to homes and businesses) a question and answer session and a quiz which the "university table" very nearly won. If only we'd known that Linked-In was started before Myspace.....