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Join us for a dynamic event to bridge the gap between junior developers looking to kick-start their careers and employers in the industry.


5:30pm - Welcome and networking
6:00pm - Lightning talks
7:00pm - Further networking
7:30pm - Event ends


Join us for TechConnect, a dynamic event designed to bridge the gap between junior developers looking to kick start their careers, and employers in the industry. If you’re a recent graduate, a career changer, or an employer seeking top talent, TechConnect offers a unique platform to network, learn, and connect.

What to Expect:

  • Inspiring Lightning Talks: Hear from leading tech companies who will provide knowledge and advice on getting into tech, alongside individuals who have successfully transitioned into their dream career.
  • Gain valuable insights into the industry, career paths, and the skills that employers value most.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals from a diverse range of tech companies and backgrounds.
  • Expand your network, exchange ideas, and explore potential career opportunities.
  • Expert Advice: Get practical advice on job seeking strategies, crafting standout CVs and portfolios, and acing interviews in the tech industry.
  • Learn from industry professionals and specialist recruiters about what it takes to stand out today’s competitive job market.

Why Attend:

  • TechConnect ’s vision is to bring together emerging talent and industry leaders in an inclusive setting.
  • Teaming up with The Developer Academy – we aim to provide a networking platform to create meaningful connections.

Whether you’re seeking your next opportunity or looking to meet the next generation of tech talent, join us on the day to connect, learn, and thrive in the ever-expanding tech ecosystem of South Yorkshire.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCS is following government guidelines, and we would ask attendees to continue to follow these guidelines:

England: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Wales: https://www.gov.wales/coronavirus

Northern Ireland: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland

This event is brought to you by: South Yorkshire branch

TechConnect: Connecting aspirations to tech realities - South Yorkshire
Date and time
Thursday 16 May, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street Cantor Building, City Campus
S1 2NT