What's happening in the Technician community?

London Technology Week

London Technology Week

As part of London Technology Week, RITTech is running a security based Thinkshop. The Thinkshop is an opportunity for forward thinking and ambitious technicians to hear from Europe’s no.1 ethical hacker, Jamie Woodruff.

Jamie is one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security. Having successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at University he has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations.

Come along to the Thinkshop and learn more about the latest advancements in cyber security followed by the opportunity to discuss your own experiences and ideas with like-minded technicians.

More information about the Thinkshop and to join

Technicians Make it Happen exhibition

Person filming
Copyright Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Technicians Make it Happen, commissioned by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, seeks to challenge outdated notions of who our nation’s technicians are and what they do. Through photography, painting, video and artefacts, we explore the crucial role technicians play across society and the rich, intriguing diversity of the occupations that can rightfully and proudly be defined as ‘technician’.

Technicians are the linchpins of the UK economy. They play a crucial role in the growth of businesses that employ them. They don’t always have technician in their job title, but there’s barely a business in the country that could function without them. From the sole trader plumber to the forensic lab technician, this country would grind to a halt if it wasn’t for the 1.5 million people who together are our nation’s technician workforce.

Come and meet the technicians who make so much happen.

Free admission.

Start: 4 April 2016
End: 9 April 2016
Location: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Technicians Make it Happen

IT apprenticeships as a career choice

Government have stated they want to achieve 3 million new apprentices by 2020
Click the image above to view the full infographic

RITTech sponsor the Cloud Bar at PHP Conference 2016

RITTech at PHP Conference 2016

On 18-19 February, RITTech joined over 700 developers at the PHP Conference 2016. Held at The Brewery, London, RITTech sponsored the Cloud Bar where the resident Barista kept the delegates going with freshly brewed coffee and we kept the energy levels up by handing out doughnuts.

We also took along our hand-shaking chevrons and spent some time shaking the hands of technicians to recognise the amazing work they do. I hope everyone attending enjoyed the conference as much as we did. View the gallery on Flickr to see us at the conference and perhaps spot yourself in one of the pictures. Tell us what you thought of the PHP conference and the Cloud Bar #RITTech.

Shake the hand of an IT Technician

Shake the hand of an IT technician

During the launch of RITTech, technicians were recognised by having their hands shaken by all our guests; from IT Directors, CIOs to other technicians, some even shook the hand of a Lord! View the gallery on Flickr. If you manage technicians make them feel valued by shaking their hand and saying thanks or if you’re a technician go and shake the hand of someone else and tell them what you do! Don’t forget to take a picture and tag it using #RITTech.

RITTech is officially launched

Professional Registration for IT Technicians (RITTech) was officially launched on 11 November 2015 by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Based at an iconic venue in London, over 100 people from the IT industry attended the event including guest speakers and technicians. Our guest speakers included Lord Sainsbury, Hugh Milward from Microsoft and Paul Martynenko from IBM, they all spoke about the need for RITTech and helped us to celebrate IT technicians. Watch the video to see the highlights from the event.

Interview with Ian Pearson, Futurologist

On 15 October 2015, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT had the chance to interview Ian Pearson, Futurologist about the role of technicians in IT and what their future might look like.

Technicians participate in the first RITTech Thinkshop

Professional Registration for IT Technicians has been piloted since April 2015 and all the technicians that had registered during that time were invited to join BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT at one of our partner venues IBM and Microsoft for the first ever RITTech Thinkshops.

Thinkshops are an invitation only event and give technicians a chance to explore some new ways of thinking about technology or their future roles.

The events featured two guest speakers: Ian Pearson, Futurologist and inventor of text messaging and James Harkin, journalist on social trends and the impact of IT. After a speech by both, all delegates had an interactive session where they could debate and discuss their views on what had been shared by the guest speakers.

Get involved

Are you interested in joining in the next Technician events?
Register your interest

Videos

Take a look at all the RITTech videos on our YouTube channel.

Blogs

Read Ian Pearson’s blog about the future of IT.

Social media

TwitterFollow us on twitter and share your pictures of technicians. #RITTech

News

View the latest press release about the launch of RITTech.