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  • The theme for 2 March is hearing from Internet of Things (IoT) technology start-up to scale-up businesses about their journeys.


    The meeting will be held ONLINE using Blackboard Collaborate – the link to join will be sent to those who have registered via Eventbrite in due course.

    Speakers: (5-15 min talks):

    Mark Davies, Ioetec - Welcome


    Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, Senior IoT Go-To-Market Manager, EMEA, Amazon Web Services – How AWS is supporting the IoT ecosystem

    Start-up to scale-up stories - from early to later stage:

    Mark Davies, CEO and Co-founder, Ioetec

    Aleksandra Sekowska, Chief Operating Officer, Proxigroup

    Mauro Arruda, Chief Executive Officer, Smartia

    Furqan Alamgir, Founder and CEO, Connexin

    Regional updates

    Steve Jubb and Oktay Cetinkaya– The Antennas Project, Pitch-In, enabling our regional IoT capability

    Andy Saunders, Head of Partnerships, IoT Tribe- Connected Places Accelerator

    Ceri Batchelder, Super Connector –...

  • 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.

    ❗❗ 🌐 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.
    🔑 TBA

    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.


    👉 Automatically finding and fixing bugs with git - Paul Michaels (@paul_michaels)
    👉 Testing your ASP.NET Core APIs - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)
    👉 Database deployments - Giulio Vian (@giulio_vian)
    👉 .NET 5 on the pi - Pete Gallagher (@pete_codes)
    👉 Introduction to m...

  • Bring your brain and get involved!

    This month we're hosting a basic skills workshop. We've got a few exercises lined up to sharpen your analytical and creative testing abilities.

    All are welcome. Whether you're a complete beginner looking to learn some new skills, or a testing expert who thinks they know it all. 😉

    Due to the serious lack of physical post-it notes right now (I never thought I'd miss them so much!) you'll need a device capable of editing boards on It works in most popular web browsers and they have apps for iOS and Android. If you could create an account in advance that will speed things up a bit on the night. 👍

    The rough running order for the evening will be:

    6:30 - Virtual Doors open
    7:00 - Fun & games begin
    8:30 (or whenever we run out of steam) - Back downstairs to see what's on telly.


    As always, if you'd like to sponsor, host or speak at a future event then please do get in touch! And don't forget to keep an eye on the Meetup page or on...

  • Shake your salad dressing and get comfy, Sheffield DM is back for another awesome lunch 'n' Learn!

    Sheffield DM isn't just about exploring your standard series of digital channels - we want to dig into everything from strategy to tactics to the individual elements that make up your campaigns.

    rAt this event, Billie Hyde will be sharing her experiences working with development teams as an SEO, the problems encountered along the way and how to supercharge your relationships with dev teams to get work done faster, better and stronger 💪

    See you on the 4th!

    12.30pm - 12.50pm
    🤝 SEO Professionals: How to cultivate a great relationship with your developers!

    The most challenging part of SEO can often be convincing developers to implement your suggestions. When a developer turns down one of our suggestions it’s normally down to how we have communicated the issue. It’s essential for SEOs and developers to have strong two-way communication and to educate each other so we...

  • Please note that this event is fully online, and the details are available once you RSVP. We will use Google Meet, which should work on any modern web browser without requiring a Google account.


    Welcome to GoSheffield! This is where the Go community in Sheffield meets once a month to talk about cool hacks and interesting technology.

    The meetup call will run from 18:30 until 19:30 London time (18:30 to 19:30 UTC), featuring:

    * Controversial Go proposals - Daniel Martí
    * Making way for generics: some practical things you can do right now - Roger Peppe

    Please get in touch with the organisers if you'd like to give a talk. All topics and levels of experience are welcome!

    Since this meetup is entirely online, no food or drinks can be provided. Our online meetups will also be sponsor-free, given that there will be no expenses.

    To participate in the discussion, join from a quiet room where you can speak clearly and be understood properly. You can also join the call a bit early to tes...

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

  • About this Event

    Barclays Eagle Labs, Elbridge AI and Versus Arthritis are joining together for a new series of virtual events "Tech at Ten" to support individuals and businesses within Barclays Eagle Labs and techpreneurs more widely.

    Our first event, on 8 March 2021 is on International Women's Day (IWD2021) so we're exploring what #ChoosetoChallenge means to UK businesses and putting the spotlight on one of a successful Eagle Labs alumni business.

    We're excited to invite Razor and Snap Out to talk about tech innovation that changes perceptions, and OASIS to talk about expanding a successful start-up during the pandemic.

    Jamie Hinton - Razor

    Beginning his career writing scripts to automate his own job as a data uploader at one of Sheffield’s (then) largest technology agencies, it is this mindset of ceaseless innovation which gave life to Razor and its mission to always stay on the sharp edge of technology.

    At Razor he challenges his team to think bigger. To harness t...

  • Sheffield Chamber's Inspiring Women's Network returns for 2021 on International Women's Day. This virtual event is an opportunity to celebrate this year's International Women's Day and provides a space to champion greater equality and diversity in the workplace. The event offers a platform for both men and women to come together and network in an informal environment, share best practice, build new relationships, and promote equality.

    The theme for this edition of Inspiring Women focuses on Sheffield's up and coming Tech Sector and we are delighted to be joined by two keynote speakers.

    Anna Bollinger: Anna is Director and Founder of international award-winning digital agency Appt, who specialise in bespoke Web, App and Software Development and Digital Communications in the UK and China. Anna is a keen advocate for Women in STEM, a former winner of Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2019) and a candidate for Yorkshire Insider's 42 under 42.

    Amber Jardine: Amber is the Twinkl...

  • We need more women in working in the digital and tech sector - and so Digital Her aims to inspire and encourage young women across Greater Manchester to consider digital and tech as their future career.

    On International Women's Day we'll be looking back at our Digital Her achievements and learnings throughout 2020, and making a commitment to do more in 2021.

    We'll be joined by an expert panel discussing the importance of inspiring more women into the digital and tech sector in our region, looking at what businesses can do to support this, and encouraging us all to make our commitments to do more in 2021.

    The event will followed by a Q&A and a networking session.

  • Open to SMEs within Sheffield City Region, The Creative Intervention is a one-day series of 2-hour creative innovation workshops on March 11.

    About this Event

    How can you envisage new markets, new products or services, new staff practices without being able to imagine the unknown? Creativity is something that can be nurtured and developed. It can lead to innovation, growth, and change. In this online workshop, let us show you how creative techniques can help release your business potential.This series of informal workshops are designed to help staff and leaders explore creative ways to solve problems, develop solutions, and imagine new opportunities. The first set of workshops are below. We will be running additional creative innovation workshops according to demand.

    In this series, we want to show how the way we think can help people in their business practices. We want to offer two tried and tested models (creative writing & applied theatre) that have been used successfully...

  • Session Objective: Understand the types of business opportunities and understand how the course ahead will help you to develop the skills needed to refine and develop future ideas.

    In this session, you will receive an introduction and overview of the TwinklHive Business Programme - 'Introduction to Entrepreneurship'. You will also develop an understanding of commerciality principles and how this relates to identifying future business opportunities.

    This session is 1 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • We're delighted to have Courtney Kyle, UX Designer and Artist, and Tim Brazier, Founder of Sheffield Design School, joining us for our next formal meet up

    Save the date! Tickets available soon.

  • Session Objective: Understand the principles behind innovation and how they can be used to help develop and drive potential business ideas.

    In this session, you will receive an introduction and overview of Innovation .

    This session is 2 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • Tips to help business focus on how bias, if left unchecked, may impair your decision making process.

    In these challenging times, we are seeing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and have witnessed anti-racism protests around the globe.

    As business leaders we have a responsibility to make Diversity & Inclusion business as usual, raising our consciousness of issues that affect our people, customers and communities, becoming less hesitant and more confident on issues that embrace agenda’s around Race, Disability, Age, LGBTQ & Gender.

    This is not just the right thing for businesses to do, it's the smart thing – research shows that businesses that promote a diverse and inclusive workplace are more productive and more profitable.

    Join the second event in this series for a conversation with Sonia Tate MBE DWP Race Equality Lead. This event is of general interest to everyone but is particularly relevant to those in your organisatio...

  • We hack, remotely

  • Collaborate with games studios and educators on best practice recruitment & education, and hear diverse young people's game career pathways

    About this Event


    Influential summit returns in 2021 with over 30 leaders from games studios, universities, colleges in a new interactive format.

    The virtual event will feature inspirational sessions for studios and educators to collaborate and solve education and recruitment challenges heightened by the pandemic.

    Covid has caused massive upheaval in education while recruiters have faced challenges in hiring and onboarding the finest new talent to maintain the games industry’s headlong growth.

    With Brexit and new immigration rules, it’s never been more important for the UK games industry to nurture home-grown future talent.

    The Games Education Summit will tackle these key issues – and more – during a two-day event uniquely curated for games studios, educators and recruiters.

    On Day 1 you'll hear cutting e...

  • Session Objective: Learn the meaning of ideation and expand on your findings from session 3 by exploring the ideation process further and practising solution ideation techniques.

    This session is 4 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • This event will be a single talk about the .NET DI Container with Steve Collins

    ❗❗ 🌐 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.

    🔗 TBA
    🔑 TBA

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 .NET DI Container
    - 🍻 Virtual Bar

    👉 .NET DI Container

    👨‍💻 Steve Collins

  • We hack, remotely

  • Session Objective: Develop the innovation techniques needed to test your solutions. You’ll also learn to implement continuous testing to your business idea or concept and consider how to build your MVP.

    This session is 5 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • Session Objective: Learn to analyse potential markets for your business venture, identify competitors and carry out market research.

    This session is 6 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • Session Objective: Take your business idea to the next level by learning how to craft a comprehensive business model.

    This session is 7 of 8 as part of the TwinklHive Introduction to Entrepreneurship business programme.

  • 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 hack, remotely

  • We hack, remotely

  • We hack, remotely