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Sheffield Digital Autumn Showcase @ The Platform

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The 4th Sheffield Digital Showcase

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The Sheffield Digital Showcase returns for its fourth(!) edition on Thursday the 26th September, once again in conjunction with The Platform, to present and celebrate some of the excellent digital work produced in our fine city.

Our showcase events lift the lid on the people, projects and firms in our digital industries across the full range of activity - the “full stack”, from hardware to content, mobile apps to ‘triple-A’ video games, virtual theatre performance to immersive data visualisations.

Much of the work created here is recognised around the world but is not well known in it’s own backyard - we want to change this and make sure the whole city knows about it!

The Digital Showcases are for industry pros and the general public alike - the format is similar to a talk show, with guests invited on stage to explain their project by showing the work and process with images or short videos, and questions asked by our own Chris Dymond, who delves into the details of how the project came about, how it was made and by whom, while also summarising and explaining in simple language to make the tech understandable even to people with only a general interest.

The event will consist of three parts:

  • 5:30-6pm - Arrival

This provides an opportunity to unwind after work, meet other people and enjoy a drink - either soft or alcoholic.

  • 6:00-7:00pm - Interviews

Each guest slot is limited to 10 minutes, and they must demonstrate a digital product, experience or service that has been made here in the city, or nearby, within the last 6 months.

There will also be a short update of upcoming events and initiatives, as well as an opportunity for members of the audience to promote relevant things.

  • 7:00-8:00pm - Food and Networking.

Food will be served at 7pm, and the event aims to finish around 8pm.

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!!!!

• Joe Handsaker, the Founder and CEO of Elements Technology, introduces the Elements Platform which provides a simple plug-and-play system for automating manufacturing processes.

• Paul Hilton, Technical Director at Can Studios, explains how an overhaul of their technology stack has made their e-learning platform accessible even to small companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups – in contrast to most learning management systems.

• Laura Smith, CEO of Slanted Theory, demonstrates how their ALAIRA platform delivers engaging interactive experiences in virtual and augmented reality that enable non-specialists to explore their data like never before.

• Dom Barter, founder of Hexos, introduces his new digital service which visualises public transport data across the whole of the UK to generate accurate travel time “heatmaps” for any location.

• John and Ib from Qubic Aerial explain how technologies like volumetric scanning, LIDAR, drones and high performance computing are transforming the surveying industry.

Be sure to check out our previous Showcases:

Showcase #1 - featuring Joi Polloi, Boneloaf, Megaverse, WANdisco and Bossanova.

Showcase #2 - featuring Side by Side, Nimble Approach, Hive IT, Twinkl, 3Squared and Sumo Digital.

Showcase #3 -featuring Bright Box Makerspace , Razor, HM Prison and Probation Service Digital Studio , Impelling Solutions and Lightwork Design

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Sheffield Digital is the association for businesses and individuals involved in Sheffield’s digital industries. It's mission is to help develop the best possible environment for setting up, working in and growing a digital business in Sheffield and the surrounding region, and it does this by connecting people and organisations to foster collaboration and learning, and to have fun; by representing the digital community with a single powerful voice in order to influence policy makers and educators; and by promoting the city's digital businesses and their capabilities locally, nationally and internationally.

Sheffield Digital is run as a private not-for-profit company, and is funded by membership fees from individuals and businesses, and contributions from sponsors and partners.

To find out more, and to become a Sheffield Digital member, please check out the website at http://sheffield.digital.

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