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  • Could new plans to make Britain "the safest place in the world to be online" have unintended consequences? Hear from ORG campaigns manager Mike Morel, legal officer Alex Haydock, and organiser Tony Naggs about how the Government is working with social media companies to decide acceptable standards for online content. Learn how heavy fines encourage the use of not-so-smart filters that can silence free speech, and how murky definitions of 'harmful content' give social media companies unprecedented control over free expression. No experience is necessary to attend this FREE event.

  • We're pleased to announce this evening's speaker, Brian Benz, who will be live coding with Spring Music.

    In this live-coding slide-free session Brian will demonstrate the easiest ways for Java developers to deliver their Java code to the cloud using Spring Music as an example (github.com). He'll show deployment to VMs, containers, Kubernetes, Web apps, and a full CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins. Coding will be with Linux command line tools, open source tools such as Jenkins, and other free SDKs and tools available on GitHub. The examples, tools and demos that Brian shows will be applicable to any cloud platform, and all are available on GitHub.

    Bio:

    Brian is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, helping Java developers to get the most out of Azure. Before joining Microsoft, he was a solution architect, consultant, developer, author and presenter at IBM, Deloitte, and other companies. Find him on Twitter @bbenz.

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  • Talk 1: Steve Trapps - Dear Scrum Master

    Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company - Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and...." This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly - where should I bury the body?

    I'll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?”

    Talk 2: Katie Attwood - Quietly being agile - How the Howler Monkey built his house

    The agile manifesto advises us to value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. It encourages collaboration and responsiveness.

    Scrum values openness and respect. It requires people to work towards agreed goals, do the right thing and work on tough problems. Scrum and agile both refer to the imp...

  • This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by EY.

    TALKS:

    "SCADA and Other Dangerous Things" - Professor Andrew Blyth

    "Is There Room for SecArch in DevSecOps?" - Dimitrios Petropoulos

    Lightning Talk: "Introducing Remediate the Flag: a Hands-On AppSec Training Platform" - Andrea Scaduto

    Lightning Talk: "Security Testing Automation via Jenkins and Threadfix" - Lucian Corlan & Nikos Savvidis

    Doors open at: 6:00pm for registration, networking, pizza & beer.

    The talks will kick off at: 6:30pm

    Register to attend this event here:

    www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Could new plans to make Britain "the safest place in the world to be online" have unintended consequences?

    Hear from ORG campaigns manager Mike Morel, legal officer Alex Haydock about how the Government is working with social media companies to decide acceptable standards for online content.

    Learn how heavy fines encourage the use of not-so-smart filters that can silence free speech, and how murky definitions of 'harmful content' give social media companies unprecedented control over free expression.

    No experience is necessary to attend this FREE event.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Ever feel like you're running your startup from inside an echo chamber? Would you value the thoughts and insight of other local entrepreneurs who can scrutinise you and your business from outside your bubble? If so then our round table events are a great way to quickly give you objective clarity or a helpful nudge.

  • Could new plans to make Britain "the safest place in the world to be online" have unintended consequences?

    Hear from campaigns manager Mike Morel, legal officer Alex Haydock, and organiser Deepika Gudavalli about how the Government is pressuring social media companies to police speech online. Learn how heavy fines compel the roll out of not-so-smart filters that can silence free speech, and how murky definitions of 'harmful content' give social media companies unprecedented control over free expression.

    No experience is necessary to attend this FREE event. All are welcome, please join us!

  • Messaging - RabbitMQ, Azure (Service Bus), Docker and Azure Functions

    Message queuing is becoming an essential part of modern architectures and essential for asynchronous architectures and microservices. In this session will be described the benefits of messaging systems, the software solutions that are available and typical messaging architectures. Examples will be made using Azure Storage Queues, Azure Service Bus and RabbitMQ. This talk is primarily about messaging, however as this session is for tech hipsters, the demos will be done giving an extensive introduction to Azure functions, Azure Resource Manager Templates, .Net Core and Docker.

    Bio
    John Staveley is an organiser at LeedsSharp with 17 years programming experience and has been a heavy user of RabbitMQ and Azure in the past couple of years.

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • Join the LJC at WeWork Waterhouse Square where Tim Graves will be discussing Serverless and Microservices and some of the factors to consider. In the first part of the evening, Tim will review a bit of the history of how we got to Microservices and Serverless, and some of the benefits and advantages, as well as things people need to be careful of. In the second half, Tim will live demo the fn project - an open-source container-native serverless platform. He'll show us how to install the project and how to create basic functions and flows. Bio: Tim is a cloud native solutions specialist. A grand job title that basically means he tries to help people solve their problems using cloud based solutions (obvious huh?). Tim used to work for Sun Microsystems and has been involved in many roles (pre-sales, product management, requirements engineering, architect) and also many product areas (security, storage, IOT). When not working for Oracle, Tim is a keen skier and unprofessional chef. Agenda:...

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • John Stovin presents "Audio Synthesis in F#"

    Specifically, John will share with you how reactive event handling and lazy sequences can be used together to create a simple software-based audio synthesizer.

    No knowledge of signal processing theory is required. John will start with a simple, non-technical and non-mathematical explanation of the basic concepts of digital signal processing. John will then build on that explanation to show how to design a basic signal flow and processing elements using pure functional elements, and how to make this signal flow interact with external devices in real time.

    F# topics covered will include: Seq & List; Event Handling; Sequence comprehension; Higher-order functions, particularly unfold.

    If you would like to follow along with code during the talk, you will need a Windows laptop (John's code currently only supports Windows audio) with an audio card, F# and an editor.

  • Sheffield Research Software Engineering are hosting a site at the University of Sheffield for the Mozilla Global Sprint on May 10 & 11, 2018 mzl.la. The Global Sprint is a fun, two-day community event bringing people from around the world together to collaborate on open projects, such as developing open source software, building open tools, writing curriculum, planning events, and more.

    We'd like to invite you to join us on the 10th and 11th at G12 Main Lewin Lab. Ground Floor, 211 Portobello Street, S1 4DP from 9am-5pm. You can join in and participate, no matter your skill set or level. We’re looking for coders, designers, artists, writers, educators, students— anyone who’s passionate about the open web and open science. We’ve got a terrific list of projects that need help— all that’s missing is you!

    For more on how you'd participate at the event, see our info page for Participants foundation.mozilla.org To browse a...

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • If you don’t work in digital, it can be very hard to know where to start.
    legup.social is a free to attend event for small businesses, charities and social enterprises. At the event you'll be paired with a mentor from the digital community to help you get what you need from digital.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

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  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of APIness : The Secret to Happy Code

    We spend our lives working with systems created by other people. From the UI on our phones to the cloud infrastructure that runs so much of the modern internet, these interactions are fundamental to our experience of technology - as engineers, as developers, as users - and user experiences are viral. Great user experiences lead to happy, productive people; bad experiences lead to frustration, inefficiency and misery.

    Whether we realise it or not, when we create software, we are creating user experiences. People are going to interact with our code. Maybe those people are end users; maybe they're the other developers on your team. Maybe they're the mobile app team who are working with your API, or the engineers who are on call the night something goes wrong. These may be radically different use cases, but there's one powerful principle that works across all these scenarios and more - and it's called discoverability. In...

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • OWASP Annual AppSec EU Security Conference, the premier application security conference for European developers and security experts. AppSec EU provides attendees with insight into leading speakers for application security and cyber security, training sessions on various applications, networking, connections and exposure to the best practices in cybersecurity.

    Why should you attend the AppSec Europe 2018 Conference?

    * Technical talks by experts in security, devops and cloud
    * Panels to debate tough topics
    * Training sessions for hands on learning in top security areas
    * Keynotes from well known industry leaders
    * Vendor booths to promote the latest advances in security technology services
    * A variety of other activities such as capture the flag, security tool training, and more

  • Following our continued success of the lightning talks, we are hosting another round! We will be having 5 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter.

    A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.

    (en.wikipedia.org)

    Agenda:

    Slot 1 - Zoltán Lehóczky (@zlehoczky (twitter.com)) - Hastlayer Talk

    Slot 2 - Michael Steele (@steelemck (twitter.com)) - Dapper

    Slot 3 - Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn (twitter.com)) - Power BI

    Slot 4 - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite (twitter.com)) - Error Monitoring with Raygun

    Slot 5 - Elliot Chaim (@elliotchaim (twitter.com)) - TBA

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

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  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • If you don’t work in digital, it can be very hard to know where to start.
    legup.social is a free to attend event for small businesses, charities and social enterprises. At the event you'll be paired with a mentor from the digital community to help you get what you need from digital.

  • "APIs are hard. They are pretty much ship now, regret later." -- Chet Haase.

    What do Greek philosophy, early video games, and Japanese bullet trains tell us about how we should design our APIs?

    Writing any old API is easy. Writing an API that can evolve to meet your needs over the coming months, years, and even decades; now that's hard. We'll look at some common practices and try to see where they go wrong, some misunderstood techniques and how to use them better, and some less common practices that might be useful.

    Let me give you some good advice that'll help you evolve your APIs, and some big ideas that might provoke some interesting thoughts.

    Bio:
    Gary is an agile provocateur, software nomad, and lean mercenary. His main hobby is to try and help companies to build better software in better ways. Sometimes this is by helping them with the messy human communication side of agile, and sometimes it's through teaching better software crafting practices - but it's usually at least so...

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

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  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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