Life At Instil

5 Tips for a Successful Placement

Placement year can be a pretty scary thing; moving out of your comfort zone and into the crazy world of work. Daniel King has just completed his internship with Instil...

Daniel King

Daniel King


NI Dev Conference 2019 Reportage

The Beginnings The Northern Ireland Developer Conference, or more commonly known as NI Dev Conf, first started in 2017 as a platform to bring together the progressively expanding meetup scene...

Jordan Colgan

Jordan Colgan


Inaugural Kotlin Belfast User Group Meetup

At Instil we absolutely love Kotlin. If you’re working on the JVM or Android, we see the move from Java to Kotlin as a complete no-brainer. Internally, we use it...

Eamonn Boyle

Eamonn Boyle


GDG Dublin: The Kotlin Edition

The Instil team have adopted Kotlin as our go to language for Android and server development. One of the unexpected side effects has been a significant boost in morale. It’s...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


AIB Datahack

Prelude An overwhelming sense of anxiety woke me up at 3am. I was ill-prepared for the day ahead, it had been a couple of months since I last dabbled with...

Samir Thapa

Samir Thapa


Summary of KotlinConf 2018

For those not familiar with Kotlin, it is one of the new generation of programming languages incrementally taking over from Java. Its creation and continued evolution is driven by JetBrains...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Instil Autumn Outing: Golf Punks

Team Bonding Last week the Instil crew lined up some team ra-ra with the three elements of life: food, beer and sports. The plan was simple; destroy some pizzas, play...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Instillers rough it for Byte Night fundraiser

On Friday 5th October, 6 willing Instillers took to the Pavilion Stormont Estate, Belfast, to rough it for one night for Byte Night in Aid of Action for Children to...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Harry Intern Life @instil

What have you learned A whole lot more than I ever thought I would! I went into placement knowing it was going to be a challenge, and there were going...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson


Benn Intern Life @instil

Benn Henderson joined Instil as a fresh-faced intern from Queen’s University Belfast, currently studying the undergraduate computer science degree. He quickly became a key part of the Instil mobile development...

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson