This time last week, nearshore software development company Godel, which has its headquarters in Manchester, held its second 5-a-side knock-out football tournament – the Kanban Cup – for Manchester’s coding community last night. The annual tournament showcased the wealth of software development talent in the north west – and their agile skills on the pitch. Godel took the 2019 trophy home as winners.

The Kanban Cup, named after an agile software development methodology, took place at Powerleague Ardwick and included 14 five-a-side teams of coders from some of the region’s finest tech-driven companies. 98 software developers were involved with the event (each team brought seven players along on the night).

The knock-out tournament saw Godel vs Purple Wifi and AO vs N Brown in the semi-finals and Godel vs N Brown in the final.

“The Kanban Cup saw the mightiest of the keyboard kings all bring their best to play for pride and charity. N Brown Athletics were the Icarus of the tournament, flying high above the competition until flying into the hot sunshine of the Godel team.” said Adam Warne, CIO at N Brown, who were the runners up at the event.

Paul Green, chief commercial officer, Godel said: “What a fabulous turn out and a great tournament hard-fought, and all for an amazing cause.”

Companies that fielded a 5-a-side team of software developers included:
Purple Wifi
N Brown Group
• White Oak UK
Talk Talk
• Shop Direct
The Hut Group
IPEX Group
• UD Group
Godel Technologies