Episode 3: Chris Bryant – mental calculation world champion Our interview with Chris, plus Sheffield's maker spaces and the recent trip to Factory 2050. Iain BroomePodcast15th September 2017AMRCMakerHubmental calculation 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. Episode 2: Mark Gannon and working with Sheffield City Council – Sheffield Digital Announcing Digital Conflab #3: Building a Digital Coalition – Sheffield Digital Digital Policy Conflab #3: ‘Building a Digital Coalition’ – Eventbrite AMRC – Factory 2050 Sheffield Digital events calendar BIN Sheffield 2017 – BIN MADE FESTIVAL 2017 Horasis Events – China Meeting 2017 Mind Sports Olympiad | Annual Board Games Festival Yorkshire ‘human calculator’ is fighting to retain his mental arithmetic world title Hardware Hackers in Portland Works We Make Works at Roco Access Space – Making and Unmaking Makers On The Edge Learn, Create & Sell Sheffield Institute of Arts | Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Digital membership Sheffield Digital on Twitter Sheffield Digital Slack community Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or better still, on the #-podcast channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. 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.