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It gives us great pleasure to announce that Marco Dings will be joining us to take up the role of Chief Technical Officer at Virya Technologies.  Marco is a long-time technology professional based in the Netherlands, who cut his teeth in the early 90's writing his own Content Management System for his employer, eventually being fast-tracked into a management position where he was responsible for embedded systems - the software which runs our TVs, video games consoles and phones to name but a few.  His interest in developing with Joomla! has stemmed from his programming background, and Marco is a regular contributor to the Joomla! project. 

At Virya Technologies we have established and developed our Apprenticeship programme with support from WS Training, and it's always a great delight to see how our apprentices grown and develop through their twelve month training with us.  

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Security is always top of the agenda in today's society, and here at Virya Technologies we always try to stay ahead of the game in this regard. One of the most important take-home points we learned from attending the Joomla! World Conference was the ease of using Two Factor Authentication to tighten up security - not only for the websites we look after, but also for the servers we manage.

We are delighted to announce that Director Ruth Cheesley has been invited to speak at the Joomla! World Conference for the second year running - this time she will be giving three talks during the conference, and will also be attending the Joomla! Leadership Team Summit two days before the event.

As you may have noticed from our earlier news post, we have had several staff changes over the past few months at Virya Technologies. Our IT Manager & Linux Specialist Ben Tasker started an exciting new job in Cambridge at the beginning of August, and we wish him well in his role as Network Operations Centre Engineer.

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We had so much fun during the last Pizza, Bugs and Fun event here at Virya Technologies that we have commited to becoming a Platinum team at the forthcoming event on 12th July.

Those of you who meet us regularly at networking events will probably already have an idea about some of what I'm about to write, but to avoid gossip and rumours spreading further than they already have, I hope this will clarify the changes which we're making at Virya Technologies over the coming months, and some changes which have already happened but we haven't shouted about publicly.

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This year's internationally renown J and Beyond conference kicks off on Friday, 31st May in Holland. It is widely reported to be the Joomla event in Europe.

It's less than one week until Walk to Work Week which is a national event held across the UK contributing to National Walking Month. Virya Technologies will be taking part in this week long event and we want as many companies as possible to join or should we say challenge us!

The Suffolk Business Exhibition is now over and what a great success it was. There were over 900 attendees who came to the biggest business to business event in Suffolk and over 100 exhibitors including Virya Technologies.

This year on behalf of Virya Technologies, Director Ruth Cheesley will be attending and speaking at J and Beyond - a three day Joomla! event happening in The Netherlands from the 31st May to 2nd June.

This May, Virya Technologies will be dusting off their walking boots as part of National Walk to Work Week which takes place between 13-17 May. Walk to Work Week is an opportunity for anyone to make an effort to walk more, specifically to and from or during their working day. Along with Walk to School Week (20-24 May), Walk to Work Week forms a part of National Walking Month, an entire month dedicated to get the country walking more.

Joomla!Dagen is happening this Saturday and Sunday (20-21 April) and Director Ruth Cheesley will be representing Virya Technologies as a speaker at this popular well-attended Joomla!Day event.
Joomla!Day events are an opportunity for the community in an area - either a country or a geographical region - to come together and share their knowledge, expertise and interests.

Virya Technologies for the past month had great fun coming up with ideas to support the annual Comic Relief event 'Red Nose Day' This year's theme from Comic Relief was to 'do something funny for money' - so the team decided to come to work in their pyjamas and a banana suit!

Virya Technologies will be exhibiting for the third time running at the Suffolk Business Exhibition which will be held on the 1st May at Trinity Park, Ipswich, Suffolk.