Leeds Digital Fest 2021
Fruition IT and Fruition Consulting are hosting a range of events for the tech sector
Leeds Digital Festival is back, and it promises to be a great two weeks of events, talks and conferences. The event runs from 20th September to 1st October.
Alongside our sister company, Fruition Consulting, we are hosting 4 events at this year’s #LeedsDigi21. Take a look below to find out more about each event and to register your place.
Please note that all our events are virtual
The JVM Thing
We are proud to be relaunching The JVM Thing at Leeds Digital Fest this year.
The JVM Thing is a tech community group for the JVM language community, bringing together Software enthusiasts to show, tell, share knowledge and discuss key topics related to the JVM ecosystem.
Bespoke Kotlin Plugins, how they work and things to look out for
Ktor is one of the most popular web frameworks for Kotlin currently, extensible through Ktor Plugins. Hear from Alexey Soshin, Solution Architect at Depop, as he talks about creating their own plugin to answer specific needs for monitoring. We will also cover how Plugins lifecycle works, and showcase some less obvious aspects of this process.
Date: 22nd September 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
How to Build and Develop a Diverse Team in Technology
Along with our panel of expert speakers we will be offering practical tips and real-life experiences focusing on how to recruit inclusively across underrepresented groups.
We will also highlight how to ensure mental health and illness is supported in the workplace.
Hear from Inclusion and Engagement experts as they give meaningful advice on how they achieve diversity and inclusion within their technology teams.
- Joanne Lockwood - Diversity & Inclusion Advisor & Consultant, See Change Happens
- Holly Straker - Inclusion & Engagement Lead, Sky Betting & Gaming
- Ann-Marie Orange - CIO, TransUnion
- Harry Bliss - CEO & Co-Founder, Champion Health
Date: 29th September 2021
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Attracting Digital Skills in a Post-Covid World
Join us as we present the results of our industry-wide technology survey, and discuss how you can attract top technology talent to your business.
Having surveyed over 500 technology and digital candidates, we will provide insight into what’s important to candidates when considering a new role in a post-Covid world, and will also be exploring how companies are tackling the skills shortage with alternative solutions and untapped talent pools.
Hear from our expert panel:
- Jess Sewter - Partnerships Director, Generation UK
- Clive Smart - Head of Talent Acquisition, Sky Betting & Gaming
- Chris Hill - CEO & Founder, Northcoders
- Charlotte Speak - Founder & CEO, Power of the Parent
Date: 30th September 2021
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Building a Tech Business: From Concept to a Global SaaS Provider
We’ll hear from the latest tech start-up to choose Leeds as their home, who have hugely exciting plans to use cutting edge serverless gaming technology to deliver an immersive experience for their users. Dan Whiteley, CTO at GDS and Fruition Consulting Senior Associate, will be leading the discussion around:
- Proving the Concept
- Building the Team
- Choosing the Tech
- Anticipating the Challenges
- Getting to MVP
Think “never been done before” and “where do we start?”.
Date: 28th September 2021
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am