Episode 3: Chris Bryant – mental calculation world champion

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

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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 and provides some valuable insight into how it applies to the workplace. We loved chatting to Chris and I think you’ll find the conversation really interesting too. You can email chrisbryantbusiness@gmail.com if you’d like to contact him about work and opportunities.

What else did we cover? Mel talks us through the recent visit to AMRC’s Factory 2050 facility. She went with people from a number of Sheffield’s digital businesses to see Factory 2050 and learn more about what the AMRC do there. This is the first step following the start of our partnership with the AMRC. If you feel like you missed out and would like to visit Factory 2050 yourself, just email mel@sheffield.digital and we’ll see if we can arrange another trip.

As always, we go through some upcoming events and finally, Chris (Dymond this time) politely explains maker spaces to Iain and goes through where to find them in Sheffield. Check out the links below to explore the city’s maker spaces yourself.

Notes and links

Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that very list for episode three.

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Thank you for the music

Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Check out the AlgoMech Festival 2017, which takes place 8–12 November.

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