Careers, Community, Society & Sustainability

Why Community is vital to tech’s future

27th Sep 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm Hosted by xDesign

The tech sector is growing at a staggering pace and isn’t showing many signs of slowing. Not only was it one of the first sectors to recover from the Pandemic, it has in many ways accelerated as more organisations transition to a digital-first approach.

Skills shortages are a perennial problem for the sector and threaten to ultimately limit what the sector can do in the near future. This problem is also exacerbated by the fact that digital infrastructure is becoming bigger, more complex, and open to threat.

The question is, how can we sustain growth within the tech sector?

The answer: By building better communities that can share knowledge and best practice whilst giving new recruits the opportunities they need to flourish.

This talk will bring together organisations that are playing a major part in Leeds’ very own tech community. Panellists will discuss the challenges facing the industry (including skills and tech career access); their approach to developing a vibrant tech community in Leeds; how they plan to provide even more support so that Leeds’ digital economy can thrive now and in the future.

Join xDesign and their panellists and have your say on the subject.

27th Sep 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hosted by xDesign
Platform (Rooms A&B), New Station St, Leeds LS1 4JB
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