Posts byIain Broome

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
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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
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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
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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
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Sky Betting & Gaming recruitment drive

Event at train station on 19 October is part of a new drive to fill 30 open vacancies.

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) are launching a recruitment drive to help fill 30 vacancies in a wide range of digital roles. As well as pushing the roles online, SB&G will be holding a recruitment event inside Sheffield train station on Thursday, 19 October. You’ll be able to bag a free coffee, breakfast bar and
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Sky Betting & Gaming CoLab

A startup partnership programme for small businesses to test their products with Sky Betting & Gaming customers.

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) are launching the SB&G CoLab. It’s a new programme that aims to give startups and small businesses the opportunity to work and partner up with the SB&G team to trial products with their customers. SB&G want to build relationships with small businesses to try and tackle some of the challenges
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WANdisco become company member

We speak to CEO David Richards about the company and Sheffield's digital sector.

WANdisco are the latest business to support the work we do at Sheffield Digital by becoming a company member. We’re absolutely delighted to have the backing of one of the city’s biggest success stories. Founded in 2005, WANdisco now works with some of the world’s largest organisations, who rely on their products every single day.
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Episode 4: Google Digital Garage, meetups and being a horse

A chat with Rachel Ferla from Google Digital Garage and updates on the Meta Meetup and Digital Conflab.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed In episode four of the Sheffield Digital podcast, we speak to Rachel Ferla, who is currently part of the team running Google Digital Garage. She tells us about how the Garage came to be in Sheffield and how she came to work there
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Sumo Digital launch Riverside Games Night

New event for South Yorkshire's game lovers, developers, publishers and students.

Sumo Digital are launching Riverside Game Night at Bungalow’s and Bears on Thursday 28 September, starting at 7pm. As one of Sheffield’s leading digital lights, it’s fantastic to see Sumo hosting an event like this to bring South Yorkshire’s gamers, game developers, publishers and students together in one place. With Sumo being a company member
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Inspiring young women into STEM careers

Stemettes bring #MonsterConfidence tour to Sheffield and are looking for volunteers.

In partnership with Monster.co.uk, Stemettes are coming to Sheffield to run a day of talks and workshops. The aim is to inspire young women aged 15–22 to pursue a career in STEM and provide an opportunity for them to meet women who already work in STEM industries. The event takes place on 27 October, 9am–4pm,
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Episode 3: Chris Bryant – mental calculation world champion

Our interview with Chris, plus Sheffield's maker spaces and the recent trip to Factory 2050.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed In this episode, we interview Sheffield’s Chris Bryant, who recently defended his mental calculation world title. It’s amazing to hear him talk through the experience and some of the techniques involved with calculating with such huge numbers. Chris also talks about his Asperger’s
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How to manage your Sheffield Digital membership

Edit your profile, change billing details and renew your subscription.

We launched Sheffield Digital membership in 2016. We receive no public money, which means our members support our work to connect, promote and represent Sheffield’s digital businesses. By subscribing to Sheffield Digital, individuals and companies are helping the organisation stay independent and become sustainable. You can learn all about Sheffield Digital membership here. No matter
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Episode 2: Mark Gannon and working with Sheffield City Council

Hear all about our new partnership with Sheffield City Council.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed The second episode of the Sheffield Digital Podcast is here and this time we’re joined by a very special guest in Mark Gannon, Sheffield City Council’s new CIO. Having recently announced our partnership with the Council, this is a great opportunity for you
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Our Slack code of conduct

Read our Slack community's member guide and code of conduct.

This week, the Sheffield Digital Slack team hit a new milestone with our 700th member. Our community on Slack is for people who work or have an interest in the city’s tech and digital sector. It’s a place for communicating, organising and talking shop with like-minded folk. We’ve always had a loose set of guidelines
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Episode 1: The story so far

Listen to the first episode of the Sheffield Digital podcast.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Today we publish the first ever episode of the Sheffield Digital Podcast. It’s a new venture for us and something we’ve talked about doing for quite some time. We think it’s going to be a fantastic way for us to share news and
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Tech North Summer Showcase follow up

Read the full transcript of our talk from the Summer Showcase event in July.

Last week saw Tech North bring their Summer Showcase events to Sheffield. The aim was for the team at Tech North to share what they are up to and what they have planned for the future. But it was also a chance for people in Sheffield’s tech and digital sector to meet up and learn
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FrontEndNorth returns to Sheffield

Tickets are on sale now and sponsorship slots are available.

FrontEndNorth is coming back to Sheffield City Hall on 19 January 2018. Last year saw 200 people attend the conference and it went down so well that Make Do, the organisers, are making it a bi-annual event. If you are a front end developer, interested in web design or just want to get up to
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Ideas Bazaar 2017 call for collaborators

Collaborate with an academic partner for a chance to showcase your work at Festival of the Mind 2018.

The University of Sheffield’s Ideas Bazaar 2017 takes place on Wednesday 13 September. The idea is to pair academics with people from the creative sector, including those who work in digital and tech. These collaborations produce research projects that may go on to be showcased at the Festival of the Mind 2018. Ready to bring
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Creative Sheffield Digital Space Survey

Creative Sheffield want to better understand issues around digital workspaces in Sheffield.

Another survey, but we think that this is really important. It’s from Creative Sheffield, who want to understand the demand and supply around suitable workspaces for digital businesses in Sheffield. It will take you 10–15 minutes to complete. Addressing the feedback We’ve been speaking to Creative Sheffield about this issue for a while. The feedback
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Paper – a year in Sheffield

Paper's Mark Goddard reflects on their first year of doing business in the city.

It’s been a year since we launched Paper! This has given us a short pause to look back and reflect. There are a lot of people we need to thank and they all have one thing in common – Sheffield. Embracing the network Being a Sheffield-based business has been a massive enabler, when we originally
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Bringing Sheffield’s digital and manufacturing sectors together

Our new partnership with the AMRC and why we think it's great for Sheffield's digital businesses.

Last week, the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) became our latest regional partner. We’ll be working over the coming months to create opportunities for Sheffield’s digital and manufacturing companies to meet up, share what they know and collaborate. We think this is a great opportunity for us in the digital sector. You
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