Digifest 2018: Free Event Open to Sheffield City Region Schools

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Digifest is returning on July 2nd 2018!

Digifest presents an action-packed day of digital activity and a showcase of local young tech talent. Schools from across Sheffield City Region are invited to take part in taster activities and masterclasses supported by Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Robotics, CAFÉ (Computing as a Family Experience) Ambassadors, Sheffield City Council E-Learning Team, UTC Sheffield, Pimoroni, Code Club and more.

Employers and education providers will be present, offering advice and guidance on digital sector 'next steps' and careers through fun digital activities. Last year, these included: Sumo Digital, WANdisco, Lightwork Design, Apple representative MCC Digital, Google Digital Garage, Code Club, Lloyds, Samsung, Plusnet, The Education Foundation, Barclays, BT, Benchmark Recruit, Sero Consulting, yoko:10 and Sheffield Digital.

The event will be held in Sheffield Hallam University’s STEM Learning Centre (which is located opposite Sheffield’s rail station).

Workshops & masterclasses will be on offer throughout the day. Details to be confirmed but to give an idea last year included:

  • Lego Mindstorms Robotics

  • BBC Micro:bit

  • CodeBug

  • Video Production

  • Pimoroni Raspberry Pi Flotilla

  • Treasure Hunt Campus Tour

  • Mobile Apps Development

  • Unity and Gamemaker Tasters

  • Vex Robotics

  • Hacking Minecraft on Raspberry Pi

  • Masterclasses with SHU in Animation, Digital Media Production or Computing

Alongside taster activites and workshops, there will be the 'World of Work' fair featuring employer stands with:

  • Fun interactive activities

  • Information about what the companies do and the difference they make to life and work

  • Industry professionals talking about jobs in their organisations and skills required


10:00: Arrival and Launch

10:15 - 12:00: Morning: Varied programme of taster sessions alongside the employer ‘World of Work’ fair

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch (bring your own or purchase at the STEM cafe)

13:00 - 13:15: Afternoon welcome

13:15 - 15:15: Afternoon: Varied programme of taster sessions alongside the employer ‘World of Work’ fair.

Please note places for this event are limited so make sure to register in advance to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions please contact us via

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