With the third instalment of London Technology Week formally kicking off today, thousands will descend on the capital to take part in a busy calendar of events. As a homegrown tech startup, we’ll be participating in our inaugural Tech Week, and want to invite you to attend a rather unique tech talk happening on Thursday 23 June.
Crimediggers, is an online gaming experience that was created for the Dutch National Police force by Steam, an award-winning employer branding agency based in Amsterdam. The game is part of a recruitment campaign aimed at finding skilled IT professionals wanting to pursue a career in criminal investigative work. Steam used Cloud 66 for Docker to build and deploy a multi-faceted gaming application using a container-based architecture of integrated applications.
Different stages of the game required devs to hack their way through image-based evidence, decode forensics data, solve cryptic hacker alerts and combine findings with other players to advance through each level. Since launching, the Crimediggers website has had over 100,000 unique visitors and 53,381 registered players, with the fastest ‘crimedigger’ completing the game in under 2 hours. As a recruitment exercise, the campaign’s attracted 1,042 applications to fill 110 open vacancies with the Dutch Police.
We’re looking forward to having Barend Frans, Head of the Digital Forensics Team from Amsterdam join us as one of our speakers. Along with telling us more about the project, Barend will talk about the evolving threats and forensics requirements of a connected world, and how developers are bringing much needed skills to help combat crime. He’ll be joined by the technical delivery team, who’ll present how they built the game's microservices architecture, and the development challenges of deploying Docker containers in production.
If you’re in London, are into Docker and fancy some good company (and a cold beer or two), you can still sign up for the meet-up here. I look forward to seeing you there.