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Sheffield Digital is the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield's digital industries. This podcast features news, information and interviews direct from the city's tech and digital sector.

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Sheffield Digital is the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield's digital industries. This podcast features news, information and interviews direct from the city's tech and digital sector.

    SDP 62: Mark Mobbs on a new campaign to support Sheffield businesses and communities

    SDP 62: Mark Mobbs on a new campaign to support Sheffield businesses and communities

    In episode 62, we speak to Mark Mobbs from Marketing Sheffield about the new Make Yourself at Home campaign. It aims to support local businesses and communities by offering a framework that helps us all shout about the city as it moves forward from Covid-19. 


    Marketing Sheffield is part of Sheffield City Council and it was great to hear Mark talk about this new campaign. The idea is to give people a toolkit that they can use when organising projects and events, which will also help the city speak with a more unified voice. (Mark explains it much better.) 


    As you might expect, we also asked Mark about his background and had a good chat about how Sheffield could talk itself up better. There’s plenty to shout about!


    Go and grab yourself a pair of headphones. Don’t forget, you can always join the info@sheffield.digital (mailto:info@sheffield.digital) to get in touch. 


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    Notes and links


    Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. 


    Mark Mobbs | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-mobbs-a57a6319/)


    Welcome to Sheffield | Make Yourself at Home (http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/makeyourselfathome)


    Welcome to Sheffield | Make Yourself at Home Toolkit (http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/makeyourselfathome/toolkit)


    Join our Slack community – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/slack/)


    Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)


    Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)


    Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know (http://sheffield.digital/contact) . 


    Join the conversation


    We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can Sheffield Digital Slack community (https://sheffield.digital/slack) .


    Thank you for the music


    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    • 46 min
    SDP 61: Accelerators, EdTech and life out of lockdown

    SDP 61: Accelerators, EdTech and life out of lockdown

    In episode 61, Sheffield Digital’s directors Mel Kanarek and Chris Dymond talk about life in lockdown and how Sheffield’s digital sector has responded to the crisis. This is one of our news and update-type shows, so buckle up and listen in to find out what’s going on and coming up. 


    You’ll hear about:


    Sheffield Startup Summer 2020


    the AWRC Accelerator, which is up and running


    the Sheffield City Council Covid-19 Business Response Group


    Mel’s trip to the UK Tech Cluster Group’s Roadmap to Recovery Summit


    Chris on NCET and EdTech under Covid-19


    Sheffield City Region’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy consultation


    other exciting titbits. 


    Go and grab yourself a pair of headphones. We hope you are all doing as well as you can be. Don’t forget, you can always join the info@sheffield.digital (mailto:info@sheffield.digital) to get in touch. 


    Subscribe to the show


    If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sheffield-digital-podcast/id1272667962?mt=2) or search for us in your podcast app of choice!


    Notes and links


    Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. 


    Sheffield Startup Summer 2020 (https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/startupsummer/home)


    The AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator | Sheffield Hallam University (https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/specialisms/advanced-wellbeing-research-centre/accelerator)


    Join our Slack community – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/slack/)


    Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)


    Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)


    Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know (http://sheffield.digital/contact) . 


    Join the conversation


    We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can Sheffield Digital Slack community (https://sheffield.digital/slack) .


    Thank you for the music


    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. 

    • 1 hr
    SDP 60: James Marriott and Stuart Grimshaw on freelancing in the time of Covid-19

    SDP 60: James Marriott and Stuart Grimshaw on freelancing in the time of Covid-19

    In episode 60 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast we talk all things freelancing with software engineer, Stuart Grimshaw, plus audio specialist and organiser of the Sheffield Collective meet-up, James Marriott.


    We’ve covered all sorts of Covid-19 related subjects over the last three months, so we thought we’d use this episode to focus on freelancers. 


    Sheffield has plenty of freelance folk who have had plenty to think (and worry) about during the coronavirus crisis. James and Stuart share their stories, including how their freelance businesses have been affected, as well as some of the things they have learned. 


    Don’t forget, if you’re a freelancer and want to get in touch with other people in your positions, apart from the excellent Sheffield Collective, we have a dedicated channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. 


    Note: this episode was recorded on Friday 19 June 2020, so please do check to see if the information discussed is still up to date when you listen. 


    Subscribe to the show


    If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sheffield-digital-podcast/id1272667962?mt=2) or search for us in your podcast app of choice!


    Notes and links


    Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. 


    James Marriott on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/)


    Stuart Grimshaw on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuartgrimshaw/)


    Sheffield Collective (@SheffCollective) / Twitter (https://twitter.com/sheffcollective?lang=en-gb)


    Rebel Base Media – The UK Podcasting Experts (https://rebelbasemedia.io/)


    Join our Slack community – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/slack/)


    Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)


    Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)


    Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know (http://sheffield.digital/contact) . 


    Join the conversation


    We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can Sheffield Digital Slack community (https://sheffield.digital/slack) .


    Thank you for the music


    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. 

    • 46 min
    SDP 59: Jonny Briggs on adapting during the pandemic and rescheduling Sheffield Digital Festival

    SDP 59: Jonny Briggs on adapting during the pandemic and rescheduling Sheffield Digital Festival

    In episode 59 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast we speak to Jonny Briggs, director of Field, Sheffield design studio and co-producers of the Sheffield Digital Festival. We talk about business during the pandemic and plans for a rescheduled festival later in the year.


    Like many companies, Field Design saw big changes earlier this year at the start of the coronavirus crisis. However, it was great to hear Jonny about how he and his team have been able to adapt and are now working on a number of new projects and some others by taking a different approach. 


    As for the Sheffield Digital Festival, we are all sad that it had to be postponed, but fingers crossed there will be an event at some point in 2020. We’ll let you know when we can be more certain about… everything! 


    Note: this episode was recorded on Friday 22 May 2020, so please do check to see if the information discussed is still up to date when you listen. 


    Subscribe to the show


    If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sheffield-digital-podcast/id1272667962?mt=2) or search for us in your podcast app of choice!


    Notes and links


    Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. 


    Jonathan Briggs on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-briggs-6017181a/?originalSubdomain=uk)


    Field – Brand, Print, Film, Digital and Spatial Design (https://field.studio/)


    Episode 20: Jonny Briggs on the Field Design story and a digital design festival for Sheffield (https://sheffield.digital/posts/episode-20-jonny-briggs-on-the-field-design-story-and-a-digital-design-festival-for-sheffield/)


    2020 | Sheffield Digital Festival (https://sheffielddigitalfestival.com/)


    Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)


    Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)


    Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know (http://sheffield.digital/contact) . 


    Join the conversation


    We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can Sheffield Digital Slack community (https://sheffield.digital/slack) .


    Thank you for the music


    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. 

    • 50 min
    SDP 58: Sophie Wendell on managing a community during a global pandemic

    SDP 58: Sophie Wendell on managing a community during a global pandemic

    After a few interviews, episode 58 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast features a chat with our new community manager, Sophie Wendell, and a catch up on what’s happening in the digital community. 


    And what a start Sophie has had! The plan was for her to play a key role in organising and meeting people the lead up to the Sheffield Digital Festival. But instead her first task was to write up guidelines for event organisers in a global pandemic!


    Since then, Sophie has been working extremely hard and entirely remotely to learn more about the community and provide as much support as possible. It’s great to finally introduce her properly on the show and hear more about what she’s got planned. 


    Also! Mel and Chris talk a little about what they have been doing, what it’s been like to run Sheffield Digital in the time of coronavirus, plus some of the fantastic work happening in the community. Listen up!


    Note: this episode was recorded on Friday 23 April 2020, so please do check to see if the information discussed is still up to date when you listen. 


    Subscribe to the show


    If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sheffield-digital-podcast/id1272667962?mt=2) or search for us in your podcast app of choice!


    Notes and links


    Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. 


    Introducing our new Community Manager – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/posts/introducing-our-new-community-manager/)


    Introducing our new Community Manager – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/posts/introducing-our-new-community-manager/)


    Sophie Wendell on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-wendell-6a188478/?originalSubdomain=uk)


    Information about COVID-19 on Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/covid-19/)


    Episode 54: Making sense of the Government’s COVID-19 support measures – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/posts/episode-54-making-sense-of-the-governments-covid-19-support-measures/)


    Transcript of episode 54 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EMdEnvLA2jAcmrIQuiNXuWue5I30YvZn1BKqKjm6I7U/edit)


    Latest COVID-19 update from Shorts – Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/covid-19/latest-covid-19-update-from-shorts/)


    Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)


    Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)


    Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know (http://sheffield.digital/contact) . 


    Join the conversation


    We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can Sheffield Digital Slack community (https://sheffield.digital/slack) .


    Thank you for the music


    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. 

    • 55 min
    SDP 57: How local makers are helping provide PPE for our healthcare workers

    SDP 57: How local makers are helping provide PPE for our healthcare workers

    This episode of the Sheffield Digital Podcast features an interview with three Sheffield-based folk who are 3D printing visors that can be used by healthcare professional in the coronavirus crisis.


    Tom Tobia is the founder of Makerversity, which provides work space, cutting-edge prototyping facilities, business support and more to 300+ members in Somerset House, Central London. Joe Palmer is Senior Design and Development Engineer and Lecturer in Manufacturing Technology at AMRC, a regional partner of Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/about/regional-partners/regional-partner-advanced-manufacturing-research-centre/) . And Mark Wrigley is a physicist, inventor, entrepreneur and all-round 3D printing expert.


    We asked all three of our guests about how they are approaching the process of 3D printing visors. From finding materials to getting the finished product into the right hands, it was fascinating to hear about the different challenges faced and the brilliant work they are doing. 


    Enjoy the episode and do make sure you check out the links in the show notes below. You can learn more about the process of 3D printing masks and show your support by donating to help keep production going. 


    Note: this episode was recorded on Friday 17 April 2020, so please do check to see if the information discussed is still up to date when you listen. 


    Subscribe to the show


    If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sheffield-digital-podcast/id1272667962?mt=2) or search for us in your podcast app of choice!


    Notes and links


    Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. 


    Tom Tobia | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-tobia-26568a33/)


    Makerversity - the home for startup maker businesses (https://makerversity.org/)


    AMRC - The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (https://www.amrc.co.uk/)


    Joseph Palmer | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joepalmer5/)


    Mark Wrigley (https://mr-maker.space/)


    PiKon (https://pikonic.com/)


    Prusa Face Shield : PrusaPrinters (https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-face-shield)


    Shield - Bringing independent PPE campaigns together (https://www.shieldproject.org/)


    Crowdfunding to help SHIELD on JustGiving (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/shield-project)


    Meet our members | Sheffield Digital (https://sheffield.digital/membership/meet-our-members/)


    Become a member of Sheffield Digital (http://sheffield.digital/membership)


    Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know (http://sheffield.digital/contact) . 


    Join the conversation


    We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can Sheffield Digital Slack community (https://sheffield.digital/slack) .


    Thank you for the music


    Thanks to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu (https://yaxu.org/) – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    • 41 min

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