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What will you discover?

By Sheffield Digital Festival

The Sheffield Digital Festival is coming and the calendar of virtual events is filling up.

The line-up features fantastic opportunities for everyone to explore, learn and discover.

For entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders there are workshops and webinars covering a wide range of useful topics; from becoming better, more human leaders, to sessions on strategy, pitches and investment.

Plus, there is the Sheffield Virtual TechExpo, organised by Datatrainer and supported by a wide range of organisations including Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Microsoft and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce. The afternoon event will explore advanced digital technologies, hearing from a number of speakers and looking at the ways they can be adopted by companies across the region.

And the Festival offers so much for the inquisitive minds amongst you.

There’s a live Twitter Q&A with the @HelpSheffield account, which has grown its following to more than 24,000 on the social media platform, simply by answering questions about Sheffield. Sheffield Women in Tech are hosting a panel discussion, exploring different pathways into a career in coding, and Natwest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator is hosting a series of webinars for early-stage tech companies. Our Headline Sponsor, The Seam, is hosting a live online event with Sir Tim Smit, cofounder of the Eden Project, who will be talking about the great ideas that help to make great places, and how this thinking has underpinned the new innovation campus in Barnsley.

A word on the App

Given that we’ll be in a national lockdown at the time of the Festival, this does mean that our plans to show-off the city’s creative and digital industries on a location-based Augmented Reality adventure have changed. Festival partners, Field have been working in collaboration with Hive IT to create an AR App which is sponsored by The Sheffield College and will reveal exclusive content when activated at specific locations around the city. It’s going to be exciting, it’s going to be fun and it’s going to be with you as soon as we can safely leave home to explore our city again.

In the meantime, content from the App will be showcased throughout the Festival on the website, and the team behind it is planning a virtual event to explore how the App has been developed.

Keep an eye on the Festival Calendar and follow us on Twitter to see new events as they are added to the line up.

Posted by Sheffield Digital Festival on 09.11.2020