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Liverpool Speaks Binary

27 May 2016 BY CMC PR

Proof there is life and advanced technology outside of London. Having just visited the Binary Festival in Liverpool we know there’s a lot going on in the North!

Binary Festival

The Binary Festival, that made its debut this year, was held on May 24th and 25th and promised two days of gathering, celebrating and connecting communities of innovators, inventors, leaders, makers and creators of our future and we weren’t disappointed.

HTC Vive

But why Liverpool? We shouldn’t be surprised really because the city has a long history of coding, especially when it comes to creating the best gaming experience. Something that is now being readily transferred to the Virtual world.

Day one was all about Virtual Reality with two great presentations from Draw & Code and vTime showing true potential of VR, not just as a consumer medium but more so in the area of B2B. The ability to ease communication and reduce costs in business gives VR truly enormous potential.

Binary Festival 2

Source Binary Festival Instagram

Day two was all about keynotes and gathering into the FACT auditorium to listen to aspiring talks and to learn all about the latest tech, digital and virtual reality trends.

The first session saw Stuart Miles, founder of tech website Pocket-Lint.com, and Kelly Angood from crowdfunding site Indiegogo share their thoughts on the latest developments in technology. Later sessions featured some engaging keynotes on the world of tech from the likes of Adrian Hon of Six to Start (the company behind Zombies, Run!), Andy Wolfe the CIO of Shop Direct, and Steve Bartlett from The Social Chain.

FACT

Source Independent Liverpool

The highlight of the event for us was being transported to other worlds by the leading VR hardware and having the chance to compare the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.

A great first attempt at a truly interesting show, we can’t wait for the second edition next year!