Second Sheffield Digital Festival is themed for our times - remote control

Sheffield Digital Festival returns this month with a theme that reflects months of restrictions.

By David Walsh
Friday, 14th May 2021, 9:20 am

It will explore ‘the technologies, lessons and impacts’ of months of restrictions as well as creative ideas.

It is organised by Sheffield Digital and Field and runs online from Monday 17 to Friday 21 May. And it will feature events from the Children’s Media Conference team, Sheffield Women in Tech, the Sheffield IoT (Internet of Things) Meetup and SmartSheffield.

There will also be a two-part legal and financial bootcamp for tech firms and BJSS will share insight on topics including coding and design.

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Edward Highfield, director of of City Growth at Sheffield City Council.

Sheffield City Council is headline sponsor. BJSS, The Sheffield College and Paper are all festival partners.

Edward Highfield, director of City Growth at Sheffield City Council said: “There is so much to find out and celebrate; it’s a great way of informing each other, as well as the rest of the world, what we are doing, how we are innovating and leading in cutting edge technology.”

All events are free. See the full, and growing, line-up at:

The festival builds on a week of virtual events in November. This year there will also be a ‘Showcase’ - a space for digital and creative content that doesn’t fit easily into an event format. This might include new products, articles, digital artwork, podcasts – anything that contributes to the theme of ‘Remote Control’.

Businesses, organisations and individuals can submit events to the calendar right up until the start of festival week. Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @ShefDigiFest - Instagram: @sheffielddigitalfestival - and #ShefDigiFest.

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Thank you. Nancy Fielder, editor.