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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdfEW4Wj62r/

A February fail from Mayden Academy

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfadyyTHEed/

Desklodge had an easter egg hunt in… March?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg6ZuWxnIsC/

April Owls for Rocketmakers

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh1IyWvnkNx/

May was playtime for the Bristol VR Lab

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi4NqLjH28K/

June was playtime for everybody at The SPARKies

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkiGoWAHrWJ/

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk0N_LVgvJL/

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnEDJBtBFov/

September saw the Ultrahaptics team Walk for Parkinson’s

https://www.instagram.com/p/BndeprpBZe3/

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bot5bthBLPB/

November and We Build Bots were shouting about their podcast

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqxIPJ1Boqs/

And a very Morphy Christmas from Aardman

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrYBnHlAM2s/

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