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We’re back!

And this year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. From April 20 to May 1 2020, the UK’s largest tech event will be back for 12 jam-packed days celebrating all things digital. The story so far… The Leeds Digital Festival is a multi-venue, city-wide festival celebrating digital culture in all its…

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Sonic Symposium

With a line-up consisting of a music legend, a forward-thinking music technician, and an inspiring audio-visual artist, the Sonic Symposium was always destined to be the most insightful of evenings. DJ and turntablist, NikNaktreated the guests to a unique DJ set littered with her own soundscapes and music from the likes of Nightmares on Wax.…

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Leeds Digital Festival with Simon Palmer, Garbutt & Elliott

The Leeds Digital Festival has been a fixture of the City for three years, and is coming into its fourth. It’s gone from strength to strength, but it wouldn’t exist if not for the actions of its founders. We spoke to Simon Palmer, one of those founders, to learn more about how the Festival came…

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Leeds Digital Festival with Paul Berwin, Berwin Digital

Paul Berwin isn’t just taking part in the Leeds Digital Festival; he’s also one of its three directors, and has been since the start. We sat down to talk to him about the past, present and future of the Digital Festival, as well as his own background in the world of tech. It all started…

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WBD Accelerate with Sam Dixon, Womble Bond Dickinson

Leeds is full of exciting digital businesses pushing the limits of what technology can do. However, there is a range of other firms providing essential services to these innovators, as well as making use of tech in their own unique ways. One of these is Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic law firm with a heavy…

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The benefits of collaboration with Mike Buck, BJSS

BJSS is one of the most well-established companies in Leeds, and over the years has grown to be an extremely influential player in the City’s tech scene. We spoke to Mike Buck, Head of Delivery with BJSS, to find out more about what this IT and Business consultancy has been up to and what its…

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Online learning with Helen Billington, Leeds University

Teaching people digital skills can be severely underrated, given how important they are to day-to-day life. At the University of Leeds, the Digital Education Service is tackling this by providing innovative online learning. We spoke to Helen Billington, Digital Education Service Manager, to find out more. Helen wants “to make university education equitable and open…

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Tech in the City with Eve Roodhouse, Leeds City Council

 As Chief Officer for Economic Development at Leeds City Council, Eve Roodhouse has had a lot of  involvement in the City’s digital sector. With the Council sponsoring the Leeds Digital Festival, we set out to talk to her about what the organisation is doing for tech in the City and how she’s seen the sector…

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Keeping brands safe with Tony Hobbs, Crisp

For around 14 years, Crisp has been a fixture of the Leeds digital scene. The company is affirming this by hosting a series of events at the Leeds Digital Festival this year. We spoke to Tony Hobbs, Crisp’s Head of Marketing, to find out more. Crisp stands as an example of how varied the digital…

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Leeds Digital Festival podcast: new episodes

We’ve teamed up with Sanjay Parekh from The Business of Meaning podcast to bring you a series of podcasts throughout this year’s Leeds Digital Festival. We’ll be talking to the people behind some of the interesting events we’re hosting this year, so keep an eye out for the podcasts. Episode One features Stuart Bullock, MD…

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