More than 500 people signed up to attend Digital Northampton’s second annual tech innovation showcase, Merged Futures 2020, which was held virtually last Friday (12 June).
The six-hour virtual event took place across three Zoom rooms and included 12 learning sessions with presentations from local digital businesses, the University of Northampton, a Brighton-based artist and an Augmented Reality developer from Italy.
The event was organised by Digital Northampton, a collaboration between Northamptonshire County Council, the University of Northampton and local digital businesses, which aims to build a digital and tech community in Northamptonshire.
The presentations reflected the ethos of Merged Futures, combining expert knowledge and opinion from different sectors to produce more meaningful collaborations and connections. Talks and workshops ranged from humanising the digital experience and the benefits of user research to digital learning in classrooms across Europe.
Attendees from all over the world - including Europe, the US, Japan and Iraq - interacted through Zoom chat, Twitter and LinkedIn, and were able to observe the digital innovation taking place across the county. Many new connections were made and ideas shared on how to grow this digital community further to help put Northamptonshire on the map for tech innovation.
For more information on Digital Northampton and future events please visit the Digital Northampton website.