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  • Applications for the 2018 Home Office Digital Internship programme are due to launch in April, with placements in user research, interaction design, content design, service design and software engineering.

    Before then, we’ll hold open days so potential applicants can learn more about the programme and the work we do at the Home Office.

    These days are open to anyone with relevant educational achievements or work experience.

  • ORG Legal Director Myles Jackman joins us at Newspeak House to illustrate the critical importance of legal action in the fight to defend our digital rights. Learn about ORG’s record of achievements at the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the Royal Court of Justice in London. We’ll also survey fast approaching legal challenges in 2018 involving age-verification technology, protecting free speech online, and fighting the Government’s mass surveillance programme. No experience or knowledge is necessary for this FREE event! All you need is an interest in protecting our human rights in the digital era. We want to hear from you, so there will be plenty of time for questions and group discussion. Join us!

  • Serial entrepreneurs Callum McKeefery and Nikki Albano set-up Reviews.co.uk in Leicester in 2011. They now have offices in Leicester, London & Los Angeles.

    Callum will share the story of how Reviews.co.uk has achieved a multi-million pound turnover, working with some of the UK's biggest online companies.

    There will be an opportunity to network freely with other attendees after the presentation.

  • Get involved in Sheffield's largest Agile and DevOps event in 2018!

    On 25th January we’re having a #meetupMashup with the folks at Sheffield DevOps at the Workstation, Sheffield.

    Sponsored by

    • The Workstation

    • Sky Betting and Gaming

    We’re putting together an action packed schedule crammed full of audience participation and learning to find the cool links between Agile and DevOps.

    But wait, we need you! Remember Agile Room 101 and Dragons' Den?

    Well we’re doing something similar, so we need YOU to submit your ideas on what you love or hate about Agile or DevOps. Are they compatible? Are they the same thing? Know of any myths, fictions or facts about Agile or DevOps?

    Then submit your ideas using the form below, or write them down when you arrive on the night, as we'll be using YOUR content and suggestions to drive discussions!

    bit.ly

    And yes, there will be prizes!

    Timings

    • 6:00 Doors open - come and write down what you love or hate about agile and DevOps t...

  • Join us on the 25th January for the newly relaunched Front End Sheffield User Group based at Union St. Front End Sheffield is a bi-monthly event which alternates with Sheffield JS.

    We'll be hosting a series of talks offering insights into fixing common accessibility issues and creating open and inclusive designs.

    Our first talk is by Chad Gowler they will be showing us how to fix common accessibility issues with just HTML.

    Chad is a human-computer interaction masters student at the University of York with a background of web development, most recently as a React developer for Sky. Their research focus is looking at how to improve take up of accessible development in organisations building upon their work experience. Outside of tech they give talks about mental health in technical teams, building software for gender inclusivity and is a recent convert to gaming in virtual reality.

    Find Chad on Twitter: twitter.com

    Our second talk will be hosted by Helen C...

  • 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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    -led!

    Applications for the 2018 Home Office Digital Internship programme are due to launch in April, with placements in user research, interaction design, content design, service design and software engineering.

    Before then, we’ll hold open days so potential applicants can learn more about the programme and the work we do at the Home Office.

    These days are open to anyone with relevant educational achievements or work experience.

  • What do a overnight 40% drop in road accidents, a night in on the sofa watching TV and a good night's sleep have to do with digital product design?

    Humans only have limited mental capacity and no-one is ever operating at 100%.

    We are all influenced by the world around us and by how our minds work. As designers we need to be able to understand this and design for it.

    The power of 100 is a powerful way to understand the modern world we designing for. How your website or app will be used in real life and to design for how people live their lives today.

    Combining psychology theory, the latest in UX techniques the power of 100 is a modern design framework that matches the modern complex world we and our users live in.

    After all a designer who doesn’t understand psychology is going to be no more successful than an architect who doesn’t understand physics.

  • A bi-monthly event in Sheffield where we invite speakers from around the country to come and talk about their experiences in UX research and design projects.

  • Happy new year!

    We're kicking off ShefTest 2018 with a Lean Coffee style event at the end of the month.

    Lean Coffee is a really simple format to promote group discussion. The group suggests topics they want to cover, votes on which one to talk about first, and decides when to move on to the next one.

    We'll be using some of the outcomes from this evening to plan future meetups and to make sure we're talking about the things you want to hear.

    Check out leancoffee.org for more info.

    And as always, there'll be an opportunity for some networking afterwards.

    If you'd like to sponsor, host or speak at a future event then please do get in touch! And don't forget to keep an eye on the @steelbugs twitter account for details of upcoming events and updates.

    Hope to see you there.

    Iain.

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    -led!

    Applications for the 2018 Home Office Digital Internship programme are due to launch in April, with placements in user research, interaction design, content design, service design and software engineering.

    Before then, we’ll hold open days so potential applicants can learn more about the programme and the work we do at the Home Office.

    These days are open to anyone with relevant educational achievements or work experience.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • February's event will be split into two parts, Gary Ewan Park presenting on Cake (C# Make) and the second half will be Robin Wood presenting on Security Headers and Cookies.

    A Piece of Cake - C# powered cross platform build automation

    Have you ever wanted to create a build script for your application, but been faced with learning a new language, or DSL, or writing more XML than any person should ever need to? Have you ever wanted to create a build script that will work cross platform? Have you ever wanted to create a build script that has first class support for the most common build tools like XUnit, WiX, SignTool, and many others? Have you ever wanted to create a build script that uses a language that you already know, and love?

    If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then the Cake ( cakebuild.net ) Build Automation System is for you!In this session we will start with a standard .Net Solution and incrementally add a build and orchestration script to compile the...

  • 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.

  • SmartSheffield is an open community of people and organisations who are interested in the ‘smart city’ concept and its applications in Sheffield. The group meets roughly every two months in the cafe space in Arup UK's Sheffield cafe and presentation space on the 9th Floor of 3 St Paul's Place in the city centre.

    The group is open for anyone to come along, find out what’s going on and contribute - the main aims of the group are to bring together a community of people who share a common interest, and to discover, discuss and get involved in local smart city projects.

    The theme this time is “It’s not about the tech!”, which means we’re going to be focusing on aspects of governance, strategy, planning, coordination, education and citizen action - all the capacity-building things that need to be working in order for a place to really take advantage of the technology. (It is a little bit about the technology of course - the title is clearly blatant click-bait! ;) - but without the othe...

  • 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.

  • Matt Brunt on Behaviour Driven Development & Behat

  • A CodeUp & Sheffield Ruby Mashup

    On top of our usual proceedings, we will have an intro to the Ruby language this month and we’ll invite some Shruggers to be on hand on the day for our students. If you are a developer from another language, or a beginner who would want to learn (more) Ruby, this is the place for you. I’m reliably informed that our mentors also do other languages, so can help on the day with your work.

    CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we intend to provide a workspace for people with no programming skills to come and learn the basics, with mentors available to answer your questions and help you on your way. Our sessions will also be suitable for people with basic skills who need support to develop them, and even for people with intermediate or advanced skills who just want to come along to a space where everyone is immersed in code!

    Come along and talk to our mentors - they can help if yo...

  • Details TBC

  • 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.

  • 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 - Chris Perks (@perksc) - Elasticsearch

    Slot 2 - John Stovin (@johnstovin) - Paket

    Slot 3 - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite) - Messaging with MassTransit

    Slot 4 - Elliot Chaim - Hadoop/HDInsights

    Slot 5 - Jess White (@JessPWhite) - Who Needs Dashboards

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • 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.

  • Applications for the 2018 Home Office Digital Internship programme are due to launch in April, with placements in user research, interaction design, content design, service design and software engineering.

    Before then, we’ll hold open days so potential applicants can learn more about the programme and the work we do at the Home Office.

    These days are open to anyone with relevant educational achievements or work experience.

  • Join us on the 29th March for the Front End Sheffield User Group based at Union St. Front End Sheffield is a bi-monthly event which alternates with Sheffield JS.

    Speakers TBC.

  • 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.

  • #FAIL - Lessons from infosec incidents

    Securing a web application is a challenge. The internet is awash with malicious traffic and web applications are globally accessible. Don’t make it easy for them and the baddies will move on and find someone else to annoy.
    We’ll look at the risks facing web applications, the basic steps you can take so that you don’t make yourself a target and the things you should do to avoid becoming a data breach statistic. We’ll also look at lessons that can be learned from mistakes that others have made.
    We’ll demo some of the techniques and tools in both attack and defense with examples for any web application developer.

    Robin Minto

    @robinem

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • 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.

  • Save the date!

    Speakers and discussion topics to be announced soon.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Hastlayer Talk with Zoltán Lehóczky

  • 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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  • Save the date!

    Speakers and discussion topics to be announced soon.