OpenCoffee Sheffield confirmed

Following the success of the OpenCoffee networking events we have held in Bradford, bmedi@ are running another event on Thursday 28th May 2009 in SHEFFIELD.
The emphasis of OpenCoffee is very much on the internet and new media industries etc. These free events are informal and see a range of technology entrepreneurs, designers, bloggers, developers, geeks, investors and anyone else who's interested in digital media and technology exchanging ideas and striking up relationships that would otherwise never have flourished.
The philosophy of OpenCoffee is of an Open House of ideas and people.
OpenCoffee SHEFFIELD, is being sponsored by bmedi@ and the Showroom Sheffield.
The event will take place on Thursday 28th May 2009 at The Showroom Café Bar Sheffield from 10am to midday. The Showroom is located at Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX. Find the map here.
Please note it is only a 2 minute walk from the train station to the venue and various car-parks are available in the area.
The event is open to anyone who is interested in the region's digital, creative and new media industries. You're welcome to enjoy the coffee, bacon butties, the cakes and the company. We do however need to have an idea of numbers for catering, so please book your place by contacting Dev Dulai either by e-mail or ring 01274 747407.


Ross Brown said...

Not a complaint Ian, just an honest question.

Why is bmedia (an organisation set-up to promote Bradford) holding events in Sheffield?


Ian Green said...

Try and keep up Ross. Bmedia remit is now Yorkshire-wide and not solely based around Bradford. As a network organisation for those working in the digital industries - rather than one promoting a single city - we now have members in York, Scarborough, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool and even Argentina!
The event in Sheffield - our second one in the Steel city - is just a reflection of that regional remit.
By the way, we are also holding one in Barnsley in June. The interesting thing is that no-one now associates the B in Bmedia with Bradford anymore.

Ross Brown said...

Fair enough Mr G.

That said, I could argue that Bmedia's not done a great job of communicating this change of focus - I didn't know about it!

Oh and a quick "Google" for Bmedia brings up this:
"bmedi@ is a network of new-media professionals who work together voluntarily to promote and develop the sector in the Bradford area".


Ian Green said...

Fair point - but watch this space. Re-brand will launch shortly with new website and new message.