Episode 73: Creating a Gigabit city and getting to grips with the eSports scene in Sheffield Find out why Cityfibre is investing in Sheffield’s broadband connectivity and meet the creators behind two leading eSports organisations. Iain BroomePodcast8th October 2021 Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed In episode 73 of the Sheffield Digital podcast we talk to Natalie Ward, City Manager for CityFibre. We’re also joined by Giorgio Cassella, Head of Marketing at Evoluted and founder of Afterwork.gg, and Adam Jessop, founder and CEO of Endpoint Gaming. First up, we ask Natalie about how she got into working in broadband connectivity, what changes she has seen over time, and getting more young people into tech careers. Next, we speak to Giorgio and Adam about the eSports scene in Sheffield, how people from the community can get involved, which types of people they need in the industry, and what trends they envisage in the near future. Finally, Mel and Chris share some of their usual updates from the city’s digital sector, including: Economy.dotSHF meeting Sheffield City Council’s Business Response Group Second Digital Inclusion Taskforce meeting Chris’ involvement with the Digital Meet Manufacturing Commission Chris is about to join the Skills Accelerator Board Tutorful raises a further £3m from Northern Venture Capital Trust and NPIF Lots of local companies winning awards Razor, Tribepad, Tutorful, Mina and Nimble shortlisted for Prolific North Tech Awards Tickets for Good launched the ticket fund to fundraise for event tickets to be donated to NHS teams Meetups starting to happen in person again Hybrid GeekBrekky at Tamper Sellers Wheel and on zoom Mark Pearce’s National Parks app crowdfunder Don’t forget, you can always join the Sheffield Digital Slack community or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch and share your thoughts. Subscribe to the show If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts or search for us in your podcast app of choice! Notes and links Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Natalie Ward on LinkedIn CityFibre Giorgio Cassella on LinkedIn Afterwork.gg Adam Jessop on LinkedIn Endpoint Sam Chapman at The Floow Sheffield City Council Digital Meet Manufacturing Department of Computing at SHU Tutorful Tutorful raises funds for international expansion Evoluted The SEO Works Rise at Seven The Curve The Star Small Business Awards Mattress Online Razor Tribepad Mina Nimble Prolific North Tech Awards Tickets for Good Sheffield Digital Marketing StartUp Sheffield Mark Pearce’s National Parks app crowdfunder iMoves Drumfit Events calendar Join our Slack community – Sheffield Digital Meet our members | Sheffield Digital Become a member of Sheffield Digital Did we miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let us know. Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or on the channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. Thank you for the music Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.