Since its renaissance back in 2016, Leeds Digital Festival has become one of the most widely-recognised digital festivals in the UK. So much so that it’s made its name as the North’s largest digital festival!
But this year’s festival is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Last year saw a whopping 10,000+ visitors, with even more expected at the 2018 festival. The number of registered events has already surpassed last year’s figure. And this year’s sponsorship line-up has attracted some huge names including Sky Betting & Gaming, Garbutt & Elliott and NHS Digital.
Over the years, Leeds Digital Festival has been host to some incredible events. From the likes of Fintech North to the quirky Algorave, there really is something for all tech lovers.
At Flaunt Digital we’ve been lucky enough to attend some of these events, but this year we wanted to get involved in the action…
Why You Should Be F***ing With Video – 17th April
Did you know that video is predicted to make up 79% of internet traffic by 2020? As one of the fastest growing content marketing formats, and following the recent launch of our full-service video offering, we thought it was only right to put on an event about video.
In collaboration with festival sponsors, Creative Space Management, ‘Why You Should Be F***ing With Video’ will give an overview of everything you need to know about video. We’ll be sharing some insights into the growth of video as a format, as well as actionable tips on how best to implement video into your wider marketing strategy. One of our video production experts will also be giving a live demonstration with some of the kit that we use on set; a great opportunity for beginners to see how different video equipment works in action.
On top of this, we’ll be hosting a Q&A at the end of the session. So if you have any questions feel free to comment below or send them to us on Twitter!
There’s only a limited number of tickets available, but don’t worry if you were unable to get your hands on one. We’ll be filming the whole session and sharing it on our YouTube channel, so you’ll still be able to take in all the juicy info.
Code In The Dark – 27th April
If you’ve never been to Code In The Dark, it’s a fast-paced coding competition whereby 25 developers go head-to-head. Each heat is given a unique design that each competitor has to replicate. The only problem is, they can’t actually see their screens!
We’ve been to watch Code In The Dark at Leeds Digital Festival for the last two years and it’s always been a barrel of laughs; most notably with the final design. But this year we thought we’d have a go on the other side of the fence.
Two members of our Development team, Jamie & Sam, will be putting their skills to the test at Code In The Dark 2018 and hopefully securing a spot in the final. So come down and show your support; there will be drinks, laughs and maybe even some tears. We can’t wait!
There’s not long to go now. And from what we’ve seen so far, this will be the biggest and best Leeds Digital Festival to date!
To check out the full programme of events, why not check out the Leeds Digital Festival website?