The year that #WellyTech went big! In essence it was taking the successful format of 2015 / 16 and transposing it to a much bigger venue. Whilst this approach worked to a degree the team learnt A LOT that needed to be different in the coming years. 1,000 registrations, Ministers, Councillors, and VIP speakers, awards, Xmas parties, and the community being given space to show-and-tell. This was also the year when we had to seriously think about partners to help us not only pay for it but organise it