Designers and developers converge in town

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Fifty digital designers and developers have descended on Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre to attend the town’s first Digital Barn.

It was the brainchild of Matthew Watson and Kimb Jones and attracted digital specialists from big names like Microsoft and BSkyB.

Matthew said: “We kept travelling to other towns and cities and thought we’d put on our own event and bring together the creative community.

“The Digital Media Centre was the perfect venue and we’re delighted with how the event went. The feedback was excellent and a lot of networking and collaborative working came out of the event. We hope to put on another Digital Barn later.”

Digital Media Centre manager Gareth Scargill said: “The DMC is a huge asset to this region and to the creative and digital industries sector and part of our mission is to host innovative events like Digital Barn.

“It also gives us the opportunity to showcase the centre and the town to people from all over the north of England.

“We’re seeing more and more creative and digital businesses choosing to base themselves in the DMC. Now we’re connected to the Digital Region super-fast broadband network, we’re the first choice for digital and creative businesses looking for affordable space and structured business support.”