Grab a discount for The Children’s Media Conference 2018

The CMC returns to Sheffield 3–5 July and you can buy a ticket at early-bird prices.

The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) takes place in Sheffield again 3–5 July 2018. The conference is the UK’s premier gathering for the kids’ media and entertainment industry. Early-bird tickets are now available. Once they are gone, we have a code that lets you bag a ticket at early-bird prices. About the CMC In 2017, the

Member profile: Perform Green

Perform Green are a strategy and change consultancy that works to improve places, organisations, communities, and people’s lives.

Built on strong values and with a mantra of ‘change for the better’, Perform Green recently became a Certified B Corporation® and Living Wage Employer. We sent a few questions to Lara Moloney, the company’s Head of Business Development and Client Partnerships, to find out more about who they are and what they do. What

Episode 12: Tom Wolfenden on the Cooper Project and regional support for startups

Learn all about the new Cooper Project initiative aimed at helping Sheffield's digital startups.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 12 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. It features a conversation with Tom Wolfenden, Centre Manager of Sheffield Technology Parks, who talks about the new Cooper Project. It’s both a workspace and practical support for new

Smart City IoT Hackathons from the Sheffield Things Network

The Sheffield Things Network is teaming up with Sheffield Hardware Hackers and Makers to run a programme of ‘smart city’ hackathons.

About the Sheffield Things Network The Sheffield Things Network is a group of people who are creating a community-owned internet of things network across the city. It is one of hundreds of communities across the world who are doing so under the Amsterdam-based “Things Network” umbrella. The technology they are using to do this is

Episode 11: Katie Attwood and Tom Hoyland on organising and attending meetups

Hear the co-founders of Agile Sheffield share their experience of running a popular Sheffield meetup.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 11 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast is now ready for your listening pleasure. In part one, I’m joined by Tom Hoyland and Katie Attwood, co-organisers of Agile Sheffield, one of the city’s excellent regular meetups. If you’ve ever thought about starting your

Help build the local ‘Internet of Food’

The University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute is seeking collaborators to help them design digital platforms for the city’s food ecosystem.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a digital project with the potential to have an enormous impact on the city, from public health to sustainability, community resistance and local economics. We’ve compiled the following information from the official invitation to collaborate. You can also download the terms of reference. Self-organising Action for

What Channel 4’s strategy announcement means for Sheffield

Key points from the 4 All the UK strategy and what Sheffield’s campaign team are doing next.

As you probably know, Sheffield is in the running to become one of the places Channel 4 sets up shop outside of London. It would be a fantastic coup, creating new opportunities and raising the profile of Sheffield as a creative city. Broadcast magazine reckons that the front-runners are Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield. We’ve put

Irwin Mitchell becomes associate sponsor of Sheffield Digital

Read how one of the largest law firms in the UK works with digital and tech companies in Sheffield.

Jo Chan-Shaw is a business development manager based in Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office. Jo comes from a digital industry background and is keen to get to know the local community better. Why did you want to become an associate sponsor of Sheffield Digital? Working with Sheffield Digital collaboratively felt like a natural fit to aspects

How to employ highly skilled migrants to fill skills gaps

Fragomen’s Kathleen O’Donnell explains the process of employing highly skilled migrants to fill skills gaps.

We all know that it can be difficult to find the right employees in the tech and digital sector. It’s a problem in many places, including Sheffield. This guest post by Kathleen O’Donnell from Fragomen looks at how companies can recruit highly-skilled migrants to help fill those gaps. You can also hear Kathleen and her

It’s not all cupcakes and fizz. It’s tea and buddha bowls too.

Katie Attwood writes about plans to tackle issues and take practical steps for Sheffield’s women in tech.

This is a guest post written by Katie Attwood. The image above is by Tejay White.  The lunch was sponsored by Creative Sheffield (thanks Sarah Lowi Jones) and attended by Katie Attwood, Rachel Ferla, Annie Moss-Quate, Louisa Harrison-Walker, Emma Marshall, Emma Cooper, Sarah Lowi Jones, Anna Bollinger, Tejay White, Bella Abrams and Mel Kanarek. What we

More progress on software developer apprenticeship at Sheffield College

Here's the latest update on this important new skills offer.

In February, a group of local digital employers got together with the team at the College to discuss progress. The main focus of the meeting was to look at the structure of the programme, including the idea of a two week bootcamp before the course proper starts. About the bootcamps The main aims of the

The Tech Off – a meetup with a twist

The Techdept team are running a special North Vs South edition of The Tech Off on 7th March.

The Tech Off is an event described as ‘the lovechild of TED talks and WWE’, hosted by Sheffield digital agency, Techdept. On 7th March, they’re taking The Tech Off all the way to that there London for a very special North Vs South edition. Rather than try and explain The Tech Off to you ourselves, we

SaaS Tech Mission San Francisco 2018

A unique opportunity to meet Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs, companies and investors.

The chosen companies will fly out on 29th April and enjoy six days in San Francisco, before heading back to the UK on 4th May. If you are interested, you need to move quickly as places are likely to disappear pretty sharpish. About the trip The idea behind the SaaS High Growth Tech Mission is

Sheffield City Council’s Technology 2020 Strategy supplier day

Head along on 23rd March to see how your company can become a technology vendor for the Council.

About the supplier day The Council are keen to take a multi-vendor approach to making its Technology 2020 Strategy happen. This event is an opportunity for you to find out exactly what that means and how you can get involved. This is from the Eventbrite page for the supplier day: “Sheffield City Council is constantly

Episode 10: Mike Faulks on cybersecurity, IoT and being part of a GCHQ accelerator

Hear how Ioetec are taking on cybersecurity and the internet of things, plus the company’s accelerator experience.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed In episode10 of the Sheffield Digital podcast, we’re joined by Mike Faulks, co-founder and director of Ioetec, a Sheffield company that provide a cloud service solution to connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices with end-to-end authenticated, encrypted security. It was great to talk

Apply to the Capital Enterprise Investor Lounge

A great opportunity for local technology startups to meet investors and network on 14th March.

If you are one of the companies chosen to take part, Capital Enterprise will match you to two or three investors for a 30 minute face-to-face conversation. Once those speed meetings are done, there will also be drinks, nibbles and plenty of chance to natter and network with the wider community. About the Investor Lounge

Brilliant international growth opportunity

Make sure your company is part of a new directory that will be shared with Chinese businesses. Respond by 7th March.

While it might seem like a distant and somewhat random choice for growth, business links between China and the city region have been increasing over recent years and those links flow in both directions. Get on the directory If you’re tempted, we need you to fill in a quick survey and the information will be

Book a stand at STACK 2018

STACK 2018 is Sheffield Hallam University’s careers event in digital technology on 28th February.

The all-day event is a great way for digital companies to meet and talk to students, graduates, employers and other organisations about what you do and any job opportunities you might have. About STACK 2018 STACK is run by Sheffield Hallam’s Department of Computing, which offers a wide range of degrees and career pathways. It’s

Book your place on the Connected Manufacturing Workshop

Learn how manufacturing businesses work and what opportunities there are for digital companies to collaborate.

The aim was to help people working in digital to get a feel for how digital is being applied in advanced manufacturing and to think about how they might develop products or services for manufacturers. How do manufacturing businesses work? After the visit, many people mentioned that they would like the opportunity to find out

Sheffield’s ASK4 attracts new investment

The investment will help the Sheffield company develop its products and move into new markets.

About ASK4 ASK4 provides high-speed internet solutions and managed data services for multi-tenant accommodations. They do it by partnering with universities, private sector student accommodation providers, residential apartment developers and businesses. Jonathan Burrows founded ASK4 in 2000: “Our growth has been built on delivering exceptional customer service and investing in strong long-term partnerships. With Bowmark’s