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Sheffield Digital Summer Showcase @ The Platform

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The Sheffield Digital Showcase returns for its third(!) edition on Thursday the 27th June, 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!!!!


  • Kisha Bradley, the founder of Bright Box Makerspace, talks about kids in digital and how her team gets everyone playing with tech!

  • Jamie Hinton, CEO of Razor, and Head of Build Andy Gunn introduce Market of Mums and explain how they built one of the fastest-growing online marketplaces in the country.

  • Gemma Barnes and Nigel Jones from HM Prison and Probation Service Digital Studio on their efforts to build a media and information platform for prisoners, allowing them to better navigate their lives inside.

  • Ed Hardie and Richard Groves from Impelling Solutions will present their brand new Studysafe internet filtering product for primary schools, explain how it safely empowers teachers to manage internet access, and talk about their experience starting an EdTech company in the Sheffield city region.

  • David Forrester, CEO and Jamie Tyler, Marketing Co-ordinator of Lightwork Design in the UK, on how Slipstream can automatically process 3D data ready for stunning VR design review experiences. They have recently worked with American based company Hackrod to take their data and automatically process it using Slipstream.


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.


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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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