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From Romans to Ruby on Rails, an insider's guide to York's tech ecosystem

Posted On: 14 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

From Romans to Ruby on Rails, an insider's guide to York's tech ecosystem

This is a guest post by Bethan Vincent, Marketing Director at Netsells
York may conjure up images of history and chocolate, but there is a lot more to the city than Roman forts or Terry's All Gold. Bubbling away just under the surface is a thriving technology ecosystem which is gearing up to compete with larger neighbours such as Leeds and Newcastle.
As you can tell, the writer of this article has a deep love for York and the wonderful tech community that is being built here. This is my attempt to provide a reasonably comprehensive view on what's going on in the city and why York should be on your tech radar.
From humble beginnings to tech unicorns
York has been a technology hub since the early 90s when York Science Park served as a catalyst for a number of tech startups.
Some of the early companies that came out of this period include Piksel , which still designs and builds video solutions for global clients including Virgin and Sky. Revolution Games , founded in 1990, also achieved...

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