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#LeedsDigi19: What events are you going to?

Tuesday 9th April 2019

With just a couple of weeks to go until the start of the North’s Largest Digital Festival, if you have not done so already, now is a good time to start booking yourself onto some of the fantastic events scheduled over the course of the two weeks (23rd April – 3rd May).

Why attend? 

Last year over the course of the two-week long festival, more digital events took place than the tech capital of the world – San Francisco!

If you work in the digital sector in Leeds or you’re simply just interested in digital tech, the Digital Festival gives you access to hundreds of events hosted by digital tech companies and tech advocates located in the region. Events cover every corner of digital, from marketing to coding courses, AI, developer workshops, celebrations of women in tech, tech for good and so much more!

The Leeds Digital Festival is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people in the digital sector in Leeds, brush up on your current digital skills as well as explore and educate yourself on other areas of technology.

Here are some of the events we’re looking forward to...

The Data Shed and AWS – Handling more hits than Barclaycard on Blackfriday – 23rd April


The Data Shed are teaming up with AWS to talk about how they built a platform that covers 5 S’s (at extreme load) stability, scalability, security, speed and spend.

“We want to talk to you about how we, as a small team, can harness the power of AWS, allowing us to maintain a stable service, keep sensitive data secure, scale to 20 thousand requests per second, respond in under 300 milliseconds... all without spending the budget of a small European nation to keep it online.”

Limited spaces available – click here to get your ticket.

The Energy Innovation Summit by Hark – 24th April


Hark are teaming up with computing company Dell to bring an engaging and informative summit to this year's Digital Festival. The summit will feature some of the brightest minds in energy efficiency technology for a number of talks and panels where energy efficiency innovation will be discussed.

There will also be a number of networking opportunities for attendees where they will be able to meet other members of the tech community in Leeds and some of the summit speakers.

Key speakers will include:
-Phil McVan (Clique)
-Lowri Evans (Npower)
-Mike Fay (Dell)
-Syliva Tarchi (Your Special Delivery Service)
-Jordan Appleson (Hark)

Book your space here.

Netpremacy presents ‘Discover the Future of Working’ with Google and OVO Energy – 25th April


Join Netpremacy in their Leeds city centre Google-themed offices on 25th April for an exciting afternoon of networking, expert speakers and specialist advice on cloud working.

Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from Google on their collaboration with Netpremacy on their new Grab and Go scheme and intelligent working in the cloud.

There will also be a talk from OVO Energy on how G Suite has enhanced collaboration within their team and future-proofed their companies processes.

Sign up here.


Code in the Dark – 25th April


Code in the Dark returns to Leeds for the fourth time!

Code in the Dark invites 25 developers to take on the ultimate developer challenge.

The audience will be able to review the code and the design and will be able to see the outcomes of the code as the contestant’s work…but the contestants will be kept ‘in the dark’ of what they are developing.

Code in the dark has been a festival highlight in previous years with the calibre of developers getting better and better with every competition.

Check out footage from Code In The Dark Barcelona here...


Click here to attend.

The Leeds Digital Festival Awards – 30th April


We’re teaming up for the second year in a row with our friends at Ward Hadaway for the Leeds Digital Festival Awards 2019.

The Leeds Digital Festival Awards celebrate all that is great about the digital & tech industry in Leeds and the wider city region in the last year. The thriving scene is home to start-ups, SME’s and larger businesses where tech is at the heart of everything they do.

The awards celebrate the organisations and individuals driving the vibrant industry. 

The awards are an opportunity for the people of Leeds to have their say, and celebrate the people and organisations they believe deserve some recognition for their contribution to the digital sector, in our city over the last 12 months.

The awards will take place at Headrow House on the 30th April. Categories up for the win include Start-up of the Year, One to Watch 2019, Entrepreneur of the Year and more!

Meet the shortlisted individuals and organisations here.

Watch footage from the 2018 Leeds Digital Festival Awards below…


BJSS and Amsource Technology present – “How to Build a Bot in 30 mins” – 2nd May


This event will be presented by Simon De-Timary, BJSS Head of Innovation Labs and Tim Walpole, BJSS Cognitive Architect in partnership with us here at Amsource Technology.

We’re inviting you to dive in with BJSS to learn about the possibilities chatbots afford. In a few hours, presenters will demonstrate what ChatBots are, what they are used for and how you can leverage them for your own use cases. As well as this, the presenters will showcase key design principles that you should abide by when creating your own bot before showing you how to build a Bot using BJSS’ Intelligent Technology Agnostic ChatBot Accelerator Framework!

This event, you will allow you to understand key ChatBot concepts, conversational design and the work that goes into building a Bot with a framework.

This event is now sold out, to be added to the waiting list click here.

Check out the full list of Leeds Digital Festival events here.

Let us know what events you think we should be attending by tweeting us @AmsourceTech.
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