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About the Leeds Digital Festival

The Leeds Digital Festival is a city-wide, open platform celebration of all things digital within Leeds, the Digital Capital of the North.

Thank You And See You Next Year!

To everyone involved, that shared on social media and came to an event, you were all a key part of the festival and it's success so thank you all for putting on the North's Largest Digital Festival. See you next year.

Skills, Talent and Careers in Leeds' Digital Sector

Digital and technical skills are big topic and even bigger challenge for many businesses today and so it's no wonder that skills, talent and careers in the digital sector have featured in so many events throughout the week.

International Big Hitters Reach Leeds Digital Festival

Yesterday was another big day at Leeds Digital Festival HQ with the return of some of last year's top events as well some new favourites.

The Leeds Digital Ale Trail Returns

This year we’ve tried to introduce even more digital aspects to the festival and as networking and drinking tends to feature regularly during the week we are very pleased to announce the relaunch of the Leeds Digital Ale Trail by Fablr for Leeds Digital Festival 2017.

Super Tuesday! And more of where that came from...

What a cracking day! Interactive discussions and lots of engagement from the audience during and after the events both on and offline would set the theme of the day.

Futurelabs - Our HQ & Full of Events

We’re very lucky to been given the opportunity to work out of Futurelabs tech co-working space in the run up and during this year’s festival. Aptly named as the ‘Home of Tech’ in Leeds we are proud to have Futurelabs as our festival HQ.

Monday highlights & what to look out for today

The festival got into full swing on Monday, with a full schedule of events including everything from augmented reality, lots of data, film prizes, tough discussions and even emoji cushions.

Take Your Leeds Career Search to the Next Level

So you’re looking for a career in digital? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Over the past few years Leeds has been transforming into one of the best hubs in the country for tech, digital and the creative industries.

Spam, NHSmail, and why all squirrels are not the same.

The moral of this tale? When it comes to emails, teach your staff that not all squirrels are the same.

What’s in a game? - Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Digital

The real Thing was, of course, Pokémon Go – one of a new breed of location-based augmented reality games, and the most popular and profitable game of 2016. It was a demonstration of the power of gaming. But did it lead us anywhere other than round the local park? Can games help our mental health?