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  • Following on from a successful week of virtual events last November, we’re keeping the Festival flame burning with more online events from the 17th to the 21st of May.

    In 2020, we took the Sheffield Digital Festival online to ensure that events could go ahead despite the pandemic restrictions. The transition was a great success, attracting a broad variety of events and attendees from near and far. We want to build on that success with another virtual event and in the hope that, as we get towards the end of the year, we will be able to hold events in person again.

    The theme for May 2021 is “Remote Control” – giving an opportunity to explore the technologies, lessons and impacts we have all experienced from many months of restriction, but also allowing for creative ideas and expression.

    Sponsorship opportunities now available
    We’re delighted to announce that BJSS and Sheffield City Council have already committed to being headline sponsors for the Festival. We’re very grateful f...

  • Designed especially for founders of technology businesses that are in pre-start or very early development stages.

    About this event

    This workshop will give you an overview of the types of monetisation and pricing strategies available when establishing a technology business.

    The objective is to help you consider a wide range of options and seize all the opportunities to maximize the revenue for your tech business.

    Content themes covered in this session include:

    Pricing Strategy
    Business Models
    Market size & penetration
    Considerations around sales forecasting

    Please note: This is workshop is hosted as a Zoom meeting. You must have a computer, laptop or tablet with at least a 10” screen, and microphone and audio capabilities in order to access the Workshop. A camera/webcam is optional, but recommended. A free Zoom account is also required. Further instructions for accessing the event will be emailed to participants in advance.

    **Please only sign up to one of our eve...

  • For details, go here:
    smartsheffield18.eventbrite.co.uk

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  • This is a Zoom Meeting and the link will be provided the day of the event via email and 1 hour before the meeting start. Make sure you have enabled email notifications on Meetup. help.meetup.com

    Agenda:
    • 18:00 - Networking & Quick Intro (Andrea Angella)
    • 18:05 - Building distributed applications using Microsoft Orleans (Praveen Raghuvanshi)
    • 19:05 - Break
    • 19:10 - .NET Core on Kubernetes - building the minimum viable microservice (Hue Holleran)
    • 20:10 - Closing

  • Session Objective: Learn the different funding options for your venture, such as start up business grants. Discover how you can share your entrepreneurial vision with external stakeholders by building and improving your business pitching skills.

    In this session, you will bring together all your learnings from previous sessions to develop the skills needed to take your venture to the next step.

    This session is 8 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • We are excited to welcome Industry Professionals; Joe Miller and Sakthy Selvakumaran for a thought provoking take on Digital Innovation!

    Joe Miller is a Senior Project Manager at Turner and Townsend, a Chartered Project Professional and Chartered Civil Engineer.
    Joe is a poet, yoga teacher and project professional with a passion for collaboration, using lean and change management techniques to unlock efficiency in organisations. He will be sharing his first hand experiences working with digital innovation and highlighting the challenges of taking an incremental approach to embedding innovative practice within an infrastructure context.

    Sakthy Selvakumaran is the Founder and CEO of BKwai and a Fellow of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
    Sakthy is a TEDx Speaker with roots in Sheffield and will be sharing her experiences of taking a more disruptive approach to digital innovation through founding a Tech start up BKwai; a software platform that facilitates the critical ro...

  • Participate in the open discussion via Google Meets on Risk Management Methodologies:

    - People and Training - What should we be doing?
    - Policies & Good Practice - An introduction into ISO27005 and Risk Registers.
    - Technology & Testing - Segregation of work and social devices with administrative privileges.
    - DR & BCP - An overview of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans regarding Risk.

  • Join this AI for Good project that aims at combatting climate misinformation and the spread of climate-related fake news.

    As the project moves forward, we are realising the big impact it could actually have, and that is really really exciting. However, we are also realising that we truly need as many hands as possible to help and that there are certain skills we currently do not have in the team!

    Our aim is still to build a tool in order to help people identify articles about climate change that are not scientifically accurate or simply not true. This tool, called Climate Battle Cards, will be in the form of a plug-in that would be available to install in any browser and that will flag those arguments against climate change that are not accurate and provide the reader with scientifically reviewed counter-arguments.

    We are looking for volunteers to help us in any of the following areas.
    - Climate change research
    - Marketing
    - Product
    - Data Science / Data Engineering
    - Backend and Fr...

  • This event will be a single talk about API Management with Simon Thurman

    ❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.

    🔗 us02web.zoom.us
    🔑 TBA

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 API Management
    - 🍻 Virtual Bar

    👉 API Management
    Exposing functionality as APIs has been popular now for quite a while. In the early days, it used to be the job of the developer to overlay policy and control on the API, if indeed any were present. Like lots of things, abstraction and delegation is now a more common pattern.
    In this session, we’ll take a look at API Management and how it does this. The discussion will include, what it does, where it fits in a solution architecture, and when to use it.

    👨‍💻 Simon Thurman
    Simon is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He works with companies to help them understand and use the cloud. His background is in appl...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Designed especially for founders of technology businesses that are in pre-start or very early development stages.

    About this event

    Many tech founders find they need to access to early stage external finance, in order to continue making progress with their business.

    In this workshop, we focus specifically on the different types of financial instrument – debt, equity, crowd-funding and grant funding - that tech founders may be able to tap into.

    Our Tech Scale-up Advisor has helped dozens of business raise investment and will give you an overview of these different funding sources, help you understand their appropriateness, and gain insight into how to attract them.

    This workshop can be attended as a standalone session, or as the final workshop in our series of four, on topics relating to growing a tech business.

    Content themes covered in this session:

    The Funding Round
    Characteristics of Different Types of Finance
    Grant funding
    Debt finance
    Equity finance includi...

  • This is a special edition meetup focused on data gathering and analytics to combat domestic abuse and violence.

    Over recent months, thanks to an experienced charity worker, we got in contact with big and small charities and noticed how they produce and collect data but don’t know how to make the most out of it (such as providing better and more support to those experiencing abuse, being more efficient, fundraising, etc.). So, we agreed we would find possible ways to put charities in contact with data experts as well as researchers in academia. Read more here: docs.google.com.

    At this point, we would like to invite Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Academic Researchers in the Combat Domestic Abuse & Violence space to provide input and collaborate on a pilot project.

    If you are one of those or you know anyone with a relevant skillset - please join and invite your friends to this meetup by...

  • About This Webinar

    Life-centred design, planet-centred design, sustainable UX, digital sobriety and digital waste - these are not fashionable buzz words or trends but the industry’s response to what is happening to the planet.

    As much as we love using technology, today it is accountable for 4% of worldwide carbon emissions which is more than the entire civil aviation contribution. As UX professionals, we have a very important role in developing and shaping services in a sustainable way. But where to start?

    Agenda

    Why sustainability is important
    The carbon footprint of digital products and services
    What you can do to reduce the carbon footprint of your digital products
    Success stories of organisations that have made the transition to sustainable design

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • We hack, remotely

  • Insurance Transformation Summit is the leading digital transformation and insurance event – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of insurance, finance and tech. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • MoneyNext Summit is the leading event to address the financial landscape in 2021 and beyond – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • Blockchain Summit is the leading Blockchain for Business event – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of enterprise and tech. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry, Blockchain and DLT innovations.

  • Banking Transformation Summit is the leading digital innovation and banking event – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance and tech. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • RegTech Summit is the leading event to address regulation and compliance in finance – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • Future of Payments Summit is the leading paytech event to address the payments landscape in 2020 and beyond – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of payments. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • This event will be a single talk about Spectre.Console with Patrik Svensson

    ❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.

    🔗 us02web.zoom.us
    🔑 TBA

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 Spectre.Console
    - 🍻 Virtual Bar

    👉 Spectre.Console
    spectresystems.github.io

    👨‍💻 Patrik Svensson (He/Him)
    Patrik is a husband and a father, and enjoys contributing to Open Source projects, such as Cake which he founded back in 2014. he is also building Ghostly which is a GitHub notification client for Windows 10.

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Ryan Webb from Adapt (www.adaptworldwide.com) will be running our third Google Analytics workshop for charities, this time held online via ZOOM.

    This event is workshop style, for a max 5-6 people from different charities.

    There will be 2 sessions, each 1.5 hours held on Thursday 10th June and Thursday 24th June from 4 - 530pm and you must be able to commit to attending both session in full.

    - What devices do people use & how is this changing?
    - Where does my traffic come from?
    - What pages are people looking at
    - Setting up goals
    - Analytics Navigation
    - Campaign Tracking

    The training will be best suited to people who are the sole comms / marketing person in their organisation (or part of a very small team). It’s ideal for beginners; those who occasionally log in to Google Analytics to find basic numbers for reporting, but feel they are missing out on understanding more.

    To apply, please respond to this event and complete the survey
    here (forms.office.com...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Following our continued success of the lightning talks, we are hosting another round! We will be having 6 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter.

    A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or a similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.

    (en.wikipedia.org)

    Agenda:
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Agenda:
    • 18:00 - Networking & Quick Intro (Andrea Angella)
    • 18:05 - Getting started with GraphQL in .NET (Michael Staib)
    • 19:05 - Break
    • 19:10 - Building modern applications with Blazor and GraphQL (Michael Staib)
    • 20:10 - Closing

    GraphQL is a great way to expose your APIs, and it has changed the way we think about consuming data over HTTP. Not only does GraphQL give us the power to ask for exactly what we want, but it also exposes data in a way that is more aligned with the way we think about data.

    Over the last two years, GraphQL has become more and more mainstream. The ecosystem has grown phenomenally, and major players like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, and more are all committed to GraphQL.

    But what is GraphQL? What are the benefits of using GraphQL it instead of REST?

    Together, we will look at the core problems that we are facing with the traditional REST service layers, which still power most of the Web.

    After we have a better understanding of GraphQL, we will explore how...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • We hack, remotely

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Details
    Reaqtor: Reliable Rx at Scale for High-performance Event Processing with Ian Griffiths

    ❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.
    🔗 TBD
    🔑 TBD

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 The Reactive Extensions
    - 🍻 Virtual Bar

    👉 Reaqtor: Reliable Rx at Scale for High-performance Event Processing
    The Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) is one of the most influential technologies to have emerged from the .NET ecosystem. (Its influence on other platforms has been so pervasive that its origins in .NET are sometimes forgotten.) The team that created Rx did not rest on their laurels: they used Rx as the basis for developing a distributed, reliable, and extremely scalable event processing service. Reactor, as it was then called, has been integral to some of Microsoft's most widely used services for many years, but although Microsoft has talked in public about it...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • We hack, remotely

  • This is a Zoom Meeting and the link will be provided the day of the event via email and 1 hour before the meeting start. Make sure you have enabled email notifications on Meetup. help.meetup.com

    Agenda:
    • 18:00 - Networking & Quick Intro (Andrea Angella)
    • 18:05 - TBD (Speaker Wanted)
    • 19:05 - Break
    • 19:10 - TBD (Speaker Wanted)
    • 20:10 - Closing

  • This is a Zoom Meeting and the link will be provided the day of the event via email and 1 hour before the meeting start. Make sure you have enabled email notifications on Meetup. help.meetup.com

    Agenda:
    • 18:00 - Networking & Quick Intro (Andrea Angella)
    • 18:05 - TBD (Speaker Wanted)
    • 19:05 - Break
    • 19:10 - TBD (Speaker Wanted)
    • 20:10 - Closing