How to get your event on the Sheffield Digital calendar

Events on our calendar are seen by hundreds of people every week – make sure yours is on there too!

The Sheffield Digital events calendar is one of the most popular pages on our website. It provides a handy view of the various tech and digital-related events and meetups taking place in the city. Best of all, for the most part, it’s populated by the people who organise those events. And we’d love to add

Episode 8: David Richards on WANdisco and his new tech skills foundation

David Richards explains his plans to change the way children are taught computer skills in schools.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed We kick off 2018 with a fantastic guest on episode 8 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast. David Richards is the CEO of the hugely successful WANdisco, which specialises in big data and has offices in Silicon Valley and Sheffield. It was absolutely fascinating

Businesses work with Sheffield College on new apprenticeship

Great progress is being made and you can find out more at an update briefing on 7th February.

It was a chance for the College to share their plan to introduce a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship. Staff at the College want to make sure that the programme is structured and delivered in a way that will meet the needs of local businesses, so the aim has been to involve employers from the

Company spotlight: TribePad

TribePad's recruitment software is used by some of the biggest companies in the world.

TribePad is one of Sheffield’s best kept secrets and a real success story for the city. The company was founded in 2008 by Dean Sadler, who was part of the core team that set up Plusnet. After selling Plusnet to BT Group in 2007, he was looking for a new challenge and decided to shake

Sheffield’s Northern Stars 2017 winners

Tutorful and Sport:80 deliver winning pitches at the Northern Stars grand final.

In November, Sheffield companies Tutorful (formerly Tutora) and Sport:80 were announced winners of Tech North Northern Stars 2017. They pitched in front of hundreds of people and against 18 other companies in a competition that aims to find the ‘best tech startups in the region’. Well done to both companies – it’s a fantastic achievement.

Riverside Game Night returns for a 2.0

The meetup for the gaming community is back and on the hunt for developers to showcase their games.

After the success of the first Riverside Game Night back in October, the folks at Sumo Digital are organising round 2.0. It’s all back to Bungalows and Bears on Wednesday 24th January 2018, when South Yorkshire’s gamers, game developers, publishers and students will come together again to play games and talk shop. Showcase your game

£4,000 worth of kit to be won in Sheffield smart city competition

Urban Flows Observatory at the University of Sheffield launch their first city-focused internet of things competition.

Urban Flows Observatory is founded by the University of Sheffield’s departments of Civil & Structural Engineering and Automatic Control & Systems Engineering. It is studying the city’s energy and resource flows as part of a three-year, multi-million Euro international academic collaboration. As part of this project, the observatory is launching a public competition to help

‘Pitchfest’ to prepare RAI firms for investment

Training for robotics and artificial intelligence companies who want to secure investment.

This post was originally published on Innovate UK’s website. Pitchfest is an investment readiness programme to train RAI firms deliver ‘the perfect pitch’ and a chance to secure investment. Investment-hungry firms working in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) are being invited to take part in an investment readiness programme to provide an

Episode 7: Immigration, employment law and the digital sector

Kathleen O'Donnell and Nathan Woodcock from Fragomen share their expertise, plus a pre-Christmas news round-up.

 Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 7 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast features a really interesting interview with Kathleen O’Donnell and Nathan Woodcock, both from Fragomen LLP. They are experts in immigration and employment law and provide a fantastic overview of the system and how it affects

Appt win ‘Best in China’ award at Horasis summit

Sheffield digital agency scoop prestigious award for a successful launch and first year doing business in China.

Last month, Sheffield-based digital agency, Appt, were given the ‘Best in China’ award at the Horasis summit, co-hosted by the Sheffield City Region and China Federation of Industrial Economics. It’s a great achievement and reward for Appt’s launch and success in China this year. A successful launch The Best in China award celebrates the achievements

FrontEndNorth speakers and £20 discount

FrontEndNorth will feature a fantastic speaker lineup and you can get a great deal on tickets.

FrontEndNorth takes place in Sheffield at the City Hall for a second time on 19th January 2018. It’s a fantastic and popular event, perfect for front end developers and anyone interested in web design. Make Do, the organisers, have just announced a new batch of speakers and you can bag yourself £20 off the price

Switchstance team up with Google Digital Garage

Switchstance partnered with Google Digital Garage to host a digital marketing masterclass for Sheffield businesses.

Earlier this year, Switchstance partnered with Google Digital Garage to deliver a masterclass on ‘Remaining Competitive with Digital Marketing‘, which came about as part of Sheffield City Region’s enhancement project. Since setting up shop in Sheffield earlier this year, Google Digital Garage has welcomed and worked with lots of organisations, including Sheffield Digital and our

IOT Tribe North accelerator programme

IoT Tribe are working with Barnsley DMC on a programme for 10 early-stage IoT start-ups.

European accelerator programme IoT Tribe is coming to our neck of the woods, thanks to an ambitious campaign by the team at Barnsley Digital Media Centre (DMC) and funding from Innovate UK. About IoT Tribe and the IoT North project IoT Tribe is an organisation that has already supported over 130 IoT companies across Europe.

Sheffield’s 1st Annual Digital Conference – OUTPUTS

We're going to use this page to publish all the outputs from the conference as they become available - please check back over the next week or two to see the latest content!

We’re using this post to publish outputs from Sheffield First Annual Digital Conference, which took place on Wednesday 15 November, 2017. Content made available so far (either embedded or linked to in this page): Trello Boards √ Catherine Howe Keynote slide deck √ Lighting Talk slide decks √ Social media storify √ Content yet to be added: All

Get ready for Sheffield’s 1st Annual Digital Conference

Full programme plus information on where to see the livestream and the all-important hashtag.

Sheffield’s First Annual Digital Conference takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 15 November. This post gives you the full programme of events for the day and information on how to get involved, even if you’re not able to attend. You can find out more about the conference on its Eventbrite page. Watch the livestream and get involved

AlgoMech Festival 2017

Five days of algorithmic and mechanical movement, including talks, workshops and an algorithmic rave.

Five days of algorithmic and mechanical movement, including talks, workshops and an algorithmic rave. The AlgoMech Festival 2017 kicks off in Sheffield tomorrow and runs through until 12 November. The festival features five days of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, featuring new algorithmic work from 65daysofstatic, plus a full-on Algorave, a Sonic Pattern evening of mechanical

Notes from Meta-Meetup #2

Local meetup and tech event organisers gathered at Google Digital Garage last month. Here's what went down.

About 15 of us gathered at the Google Digital Garage last week for the second Meta-Meetup – the meetup for people who run, or would like to run, meetups and tech events. Everyone got to meet and chat for the first 45 minutes while people arrived. And Google laid on pizzas and soft drinks for

Episode 6: Educating digital stars of the future with The Sheffield College’s Bella Abrams

The Sheffield College's CIO talks about her role and how the College can work with digital companies.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed This episode of the Sheffield Digital Podcast was recorded in two parts. In part one, you’ll hear me interview Bella Abrams, Chief Information Officer at The Sheffield College. We talked about how the College recently became an associate sponsor of Sheffield Digital, as

Sheffield Digital community survey

Help us shape Sheffield Digital to make sure it grows, becomes sustainable and reflects the needs of the community.

So far, it’s been a significant year for Sheffield Digital. First, the AMRC and then Sheffield City Council joined as regional partners before The Sheffield College recently became an associate sponsor. Many of the city’s companies have shown their support through membership and plenty of individuals too. After taking on a community manager, we’re also publishing more

“Digital Meet Manufacturing” speed networking event

A great opportunity for local companies to get in front of some major manufacturers.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Factory 2050 are partnering up with some of the biggest global names in manufacturing who are keen to meet SMEs who can help them innovate and transform to meet future manufacturing needs. A speed networking event on 16th November at Factory 2050 will give