What a year! There’s been so much big news from the cluster, from our first unicorn, the Channel 4 announcement and being declared the most productive region in the country for tech; we’ve all had a lot to shout about.

And that’s before we even think about TechSPARK’s brilliant and handsome new editor (ahem).

Aside from all that, our community hasn’t forgotten to have fun. That’s why we’ve put together a few of the fun and quirky Instagram highlights from 2018. Enjoy!

January treats from ADLIB

A February fail from Mayden Academy

Desklodge had an easter egg hunt in… March?

April Owls for Rocketmakers

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May was playtime for the Bristol VR Lab

June was playtime for everybody at The SPARKies

…and this is how the Yogscast team played poker in July

Runway East launched about 8 times, this picture is from August

September saw the Ultrahaptics team Walk for Parkinson’s

We all got together for Ada Lovelace Day at the Engine Shed in October

November and We Build Bots were shouting about their podcast

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Myself (Hi ?? I’m Lucy, the Digital Marketing Manager at WBB) and Craig Pugsley, Director and Creative Lead at Studio Flow just recorded our first Monthly News Digest for #TheBotcast. ⠀ ⠀ At the end of each month, we’ll explore the hottest #tech news stories. During this episode we talk about Facebook Portal, Google Duplex, Amazon’s new #machinelearning course plus much, much more. This episode goes live tomorrow – Subscribe and Listen at TheBotcast.com. ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #podcast #techpodcast #UKtechpodcast #voicepodcast #VUX #chatbots #bots #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #machinelearning #automation #tech #techstartup #voice #voiceassistants #DigitalTransformation #techinnovation #devlife #keepcoding #startupnation #businessdevelopment #innovation #technology #customerservice

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And a very Morphy Christmas from Aardman

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone. Here’s to an equally awesome 2019. Follow TechSPARkuk on instagram here.