About the event
We believe it’s never been easier to use digital to help tackle some of our society’s toughest social challenges.
But the disparate worlds of tech and social good don’t naturally collide. So, we want to create a space where digital people can mix with those who really understand and work with social issues –aiming to inspire and learn from each other.
Each meet up will involve four speakers followed by an hour for socialising; two will talk about problems they’re trying to solve. The second two will share stories of problems solved and lessons learned.
The talks will be followed by time to socialise and share ideas over food (plenty of veggie/vegan options available) and drink (alcoholic and non). We may well head to a local pub to continue conversations at the end of the night, if people want to.
On the environment and green issues
Aldous is development manager for Sheffield Solar, a project at the University of Sheffield, researching and communicating solar energy systems' performance and impact on the electricity grid in the UK.
Rob is a developer and co-founder at software agency Magnifica. Rob will be discussing how Magnifica worked with Downstreams CIC to build a project support platform that links corporations with grass roots causes whilst at the same time directly connecting supporters with the projects they care about.
Tom is a co-founder for Dsposal, a start-up looking at helping heavy industry have a better relationship with their waste and the responsibilities of that waste.
On mental health
Lucy is the Development Manager at Manor and Castle Development Trust — a local community based charity that was set up in 1997 to work with local people to regenerate the neighbourhoods in the Manor and Castle ward of Sheffield.
Susan is the Chair of Crookes Forum which aims to bring together the local community, and its representative groups, to support and promote community activity and democratic engagement.
Venue: Yoomee Digital, 9 South Street, Sheffield S2 5QY