In the first half of episode 72 we discuss product development and scalability, working remotely and hiring during national lockdowns, Sheffield as a tech business location, how to encourage people to enter careers in tech, and diversity in the industry.
And here are our guests:
- Julian Cole, Lead Developer, and Andrew Whiteley, Director, from Airship.
- Laurie Nicholas, Principal UX Developer, and Ashley Tate, Co-Founder, from Mina.
It was so nice to hear about these exciting startup journeys, how the companies have adapted since COVID-19, and future plans.
In the second half of episode 72, Mel and Chris share some of their usual updates from the city’s digital sector, including:
- Sheffield Digital is still going strong and keeping people connected
- Keep up to date by subscribing to the newsletter
- New workspaces opening in the city and planning approved
- Growth at Nimble Approach
- Fountain Precinct becoming a ‘tech hub’
- Joi Polloi’s project collaboration with Field for Wentworth Woodhouse in Barnsley
- Endpoint Esports looking for a flexible workspace and a studio space
- Big announcement at Sumo Digital
- Sheffield Digital mentoring scheme
- Interviews with people who work in the digital sector on our YouTube channel
- UTC Sheffield Multi-Academy Trust
- Sheffield Hallam University programmes delivering business support for SMEs
- Business networking for Sheffield Digital members
Don’t forget, you can always join the Sheffield Digital Slack community or email email@example.com to get in touch and share your thoughts.
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Notes and links
Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference.
- Julian Cole on LinkedIn
- Andrew Whiteley on LinkedIn
- Laurie Nicholas on LinkedIn
- Ashley Tate on LinkedIn
- Sumo Digital Academy
- SEO Works
- Nimble Approach
- Hive IT
- Joi Polloi
- Cubo Work
- Join the UTC Sheffield Multi-Academy Trust
- Higher Skills Higher Growth (HSHG)
- Sheffield Digital Mentoring Scheme
- Careers in the tech sector – video interviews
- Sheffield Digital networking events
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Thank you for the music
Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.