16 / 11 / 18

Cooking up a digital storm

Leeds Digital Festival is a celebration of the digital sector, a chance to showcase achievements and the people making it all happen. The 2018 festival was three times the size of the first one in 2016. The total of 170 seminars, panels, conferences and socials, taking place in venues across the city, makes it the biggest such event in the North. Digital is no longer seen as a separate sector; it's the latest driver of the operation of the whole economy, just as steam technology was from the dawn of the industrial period. Platform, the completely refitted office building above Leeds Station, is at the heart of the city’s digital activity. The dramatic artwork on the end wall is part of a creative effort to make the city even more remarkable. Photo: RU