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  • The purpose of his workshop is to offer practical cybersecurity advice that ‘real people’, not just digital geeks, can understand and apply in their daily lives.

    The workshop has been organised in response to recent comments made by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, who justified putting pressure on WhatsApp to weaken their security standards by saying: "real people often prefer ease of use and a multitude of features to perfect, unbreakable security".

    The session will examine the very real threats 'real people' face to their security and privacy online and, most importantly, the practical steps people can take to protect themselves and their friends and family. We want the workshop to be as inclusive as possible and will be addressing the additional threats women, BME and LGBTQ people and other groups face when going online.

    By running the workshop, we aim to show ‘real people’ that they don’t have to trade their online security and safety for usability and features. We also hope our...

  • Joyce Hakmeh will be talking about the use of cyber crime laws to criminalise criticism of governments in the Gulf states on social media. She is a legal and development expert working on the Middle East and North Africa region since 2006.

    Her areas of expertise include cybercrime, rule of law, good governance, international criminal justice, and international aid. She is researching cybercrime legislation in the Gulf countries and has worked for organizations including UNDP, IFRC, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, as well as for NGOs and media organizations.

    All welcome.

  • This month Ed Saxton will be giving us a talk on "Disentangling the Messes (that you inherit)"

    The following is a rough guide for how the evening is expected to unfold:

    17:45 - 18:15: Informally, a number of us are likely to be at the StreetFoodChef on Arundel Street for burritos. While these are not provided as part of attending, anyone is welcome to join us.

    18:30 - 18:45: Meeting starts with some time for announcements and usually some chatter.

    18:45 - 20:30: The main event/events.

    20:30 - late : Migrate to a local pub (in recent months we have chosen the Tap and Tankard on Cambridge Street, near John Lewis) for post event drinks. Note that this part of the evening is probably not suitable for any children to join in with, though this does depend on the rules set by the pub.

    Attendance is free and the event is intended to be suitable for all levels of python experience. Any under 18s who wish to attend must be accompanied by an adult, preferably also with an intere...

  • The next OWASP London Chapter Meeting will take place on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 18:30 (doors/registration 6:00pm)

    This event is kindly sponsored and hosted by John Lewis Partnership.

    Location: John Lewis Partnership Head Office, 171 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NN

    Nearest Tube: Victoria (3 minute walk)

    Doors Open at 6pm, the talks start at 6:30pm (we start on time).


    Talks:

    * OWASP Introduction, Welcome and News - Sam Stepanyan and Sherif Mansour
    Welcome and an Update on OWASP Projects & Events from the OWASP London Chapter Leaders

    * Application Level Vulnerabilities in Containerized Applications - Benjy Portnoy

    Docker containers are transforming the way applications are developed and deployed. Closely tied to DevOps and Continuous Delivery, containers introduce both risks and opportunities to security management in Web applications. This talk will introduce the basic concepts of containers and micro services, how companies use them today, and how t...

  • This month we have two great talks lined up for you and we'll be celebrating the brief return of an old Sheffield JS regular: Lewis Cowper - who's travelled all the way Berlin just for a decent burrito.

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    "Memory: Don’t Forget to Take Out the Garbage" by Katie Fenn (@katie_fenn):

    Memory is fundamentally important to any computer program. It’s a finite resource, and is limited on mobile devices more than it is on desktop. JavaScript does a remarkable job of hiding this complexity from us. What’s going on behind the scenes, and how can you fix problems when memory runs out?

    In this talk I will introduce computer memory and how JavaScript’s garbage collector works. I will contrast JavaScript with other languages and explore how Web Assembly will change the web’s relationship with memory in the future. It will be aimed at JavaScript developers of all experience levels and backgrounds.

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    "CSS and component based systems" by Lewis Cowper (@LewisCowper)

    With more and...

  • 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.

  • Please join us for our very first ExpertTalks in Sheffield!

    Session One: Smoothing the Continuous Delivery Path - practices for improving your team's delivery

    Lyndsay Prewer, Delivery Manager, Equal Experts

    Continuous delivery is gaining recognition as a best practice. It is now in use by many leading organisations, including Netflix, Amazon, and Etsy. Yet despite offering a proven way of reducing risk, reducing time to market, and increasing a team’s agility, adopting and improving continuous delivery is challenging.

    Lyndsay Prewer offers an experience report of practices used by two very different teams to improve their continuous delivery. Both teams were sizeable (more than five features teams) and mature in their use of Agile and Lean practices. One team chose Scala, MongoDB, Docker, and microservices on a greenfield project. The other faced the constraints of legacy code, .Net, MySQL, Windows, and a monolithic architecture.

    Lyndsay shares the practices and pain...

  • Please join us for our very first ExpertTalks in Sheffield!

    Session One: Smoothing the Continuous Delivery Path - practices for improving your team's delivery

    Lyndsay Prewer, Delivery Manager, Equal Experts

    Continuous delivery is gaining recognition as a best practice. It is now in use by many leading organisations, including Netflix, Amazon, and Etsy. Yet despite offering a proven way of reducing risk, reducing time to market, and increasing a team’s agility, adopting and improving continuous delivery is challenging.

    Lyndsay Prewer offers an experience report of practices used by two very different teams to improve their continuous delivery. Both teams were sizeable (more than five features teams) and mature in their use of Agile and Lean practices. One team chose Scala, MongoDB, Docker, and microservices on a greenfield project. The other faced the constraints of legacy code, .Net, MySQL, Windows, and a monolithic architecture.

    Lyndsay shares the practices and pain points encoun...

  • October's event will be split in to two parts, Gosia Borzecka will present on Overview of SharePoint Framework and the second half will be Shane Bluemel presenting on Internationalisation and Localisation.

    Overview of SharePoint Framework with Gosia Borzecka

    About a year ago Microsoft announced a SharePoint Framework (SPFx) - a new way of development for SharePoint Online.

    Now you can use your own machine with your favorite OS and just write the client-side web part. You don't even need to have an O365 subscription because you can test your code on localhost. What to know more? Just come to this session for Overview of SPFx.

    Gosia Borzecka is a full stack developer with a .NET background. From last half a year she works as SharePoint developer. She is also a co-founder of NottsDevWorkshop.co.uk.

    Twitter: @gosiaborzecka

    Blog: gosiaborzecka.net

    AboutMe: about.me

    Internationalisation and Localisation in .NET with Shane Bluemel

    Today’s technology providers s...

  • 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).

    Planning for our first 'Cryptoparty' in Cambridge this autumn, to explain Internet privacy and safety issues technology & law to the public.

    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.

  • Meetup for Coders to share their experiences. Come to learn new skills and chat with other coders.

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • In an informal pub gathering where ORG's legal director Myles Jackman will be discussing the current state of digital rights legislation in the UK, including the progress of the Digital Economy Act.

  • A PHP user group attracting a mix of local and national speakers each month, covering all aspects of PHP development and associated technologies (frontend, server and database) followed by opportunity for discussion afterwards.

  • 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

  • Come and join us on the third Tuesday of October for a special PHP Cambridge evening where we'll be celebrating 4 years! of PHP Cambridge. This is a chance to meet informally for a good chat and a drink or two. There may even be PHP Cambridge stickers available so you don't want to miss it!

    Please be aware this meetup is *not* at the Novi kitchen as usual, but the Brewhouse. There will be no formal talks, but it will be a good opportunity to chat informally about PHP, or just to catch up with friends :)

  • 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 you need some pointers to get started with programming, some advice on a project you're working on, or if you have any other questions about coding or getting your first job in the tech industry.

    Please ensure you bring along your own laptop.

    Doors open at 6pm for you to register your interest in the languages you're interested in, and talk to people who share your interests in coding.

    At 6:30 we'll split into groups by lan...

  • This seminar will focus on the future of crime and policing in London.

    It is scheduled to discuss priorities for the implementation of London’s recently published Police and Crime Plan - due for publication shortly - which sets out the Mayor’s strategic priorities for making London a safer city.

    Planned sessions focus on key challenges and opportunities presented by the Mayor’s proposals to establish “real neighbourhood policing”, looking in particular at how the use of locally set priorities might inform future crime prevention strategy, as well as the impact of the proposed delivery of two dedicated Police Constables in every London ward by the end of 2017.

    Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss latest trends and emerging threats in city-wide crime - including fraud, cyber-crime and terrorism - as well as what will be needed from police, local boroughs, communities and criminal justice partners in tackling high-harm crimes that impact on vulnerable groups - such...

  • 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.

  • Codebreakers and Groundbreakers is a new exhibition opening on Tuesday 24 October 2017 and running through to Sunday 4 February 2018.

    To open the exhibition and as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas there are two chances to attend to see an introductory talk:

    Wednesday 25 October: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

    Wednesday 25 October: 3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Fitzwilliam Museum, Seminar Room, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB

    Join the curators of the Fitzwilliam Museum's newly opened Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition as they introduce the show. The exhibition celebrates two remarkable intellectual achievements, the result of teamwork across different areas of study and the brilliance of some beautiful minds: the breaking of the Enigma codes, the most famous of war codes, and the decipherment of the Linear B script, Europe’s oldest readable writing system. This event will be led by the exhibition's three curators Dr Anastasia Christofilopoulou, Dr Yannis Galanakis and Dr James Grime, who will share...

  • To help give today’s young women the confidence they need to tackle the world of STEM work Monster and Stemettes are partnering to put on five events around the UK this Autumn. One of these events is in Dublin.
    These events are designed to give young women aged between 15-22 the opportunity to network with and learn from people within the STEM industries and build confidence as they head towards the world of work.

    Attendees will take part in workshops on areas including interview skills and presenting, as well as hear from inspirational speakers from STEM sectors, including Sarah Wood OBE, Co-Founder and CEO at Unruly and Jaz Rabadia MBE, Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives at Starbucks.

  • 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.

  • Predicting House Prices with Azure Machine Learning

    Everyone’s talking about ML, but what is it?

    We’ll start off with a brief explanation of ML, including an overview of the different types (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement) and algorithms (clustering, classification, regression, anomaly detection).

    The majority of the time will be spent giving a detailed demo using Azure ML Studio to create a model for accurately predicting house prices based on their various qualities. This data will be exposed via a web service allowing for single requests as well as batch execution for large data sets.

    You’ll leave with a good understanding of Azure ML and how you can use Azure ML Studio to build your own predictive models

  • 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 PHP user group attracting a mix of local and national speakers each month, covering all aspects of PHP development and associated technologies (frontend, server and database) followed by opportunity for discussion afterwards.

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • December is a time for winding down, so we'll be having some Xmas drinks and food at Aagrah.

    We will plan to meet at a pub close by (If you have any recommendation comment below) then we'll head to Aagrah for 7:30pm.

    Our sponsor Modis has offered to provide some drinks free of charge to get the night going.

    We will be requiring a deposit of £10 per person, this is required for booking table. Feel free to sign up and either send me a message online to transfer the money or hand me the money direct at one of our meetups.

  • 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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  • Fabio Natali will be giving a presentation on the Cryptobar installation, a project aimed at spreading the word about privacy (and privacy-enhacing technologies) in an artistic and accessible way.

    All welcome.

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • A PHP user group attracting a mix of local and national speakers each month, covering all aspects of PHP development and associated technologies (frontend, server and database) followed by opportunity for discussion afterwards.

  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • January Meetup, Talk TBC

  • 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 FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • A PHP user group attracting a mix of local and national speakers each month, covering all aspects of PHP development and associated technologies (frontend, server and database) followed by opportunity for discussion afterwards.

  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • Talk TBC.

    Martin is a technical evangelist for Microsoft based in the UK. In his role, Martin talks with customers, partners, start-ups and anyone who is willing to listen about developing applications on the Microsoft platform. This includes Windows, Office, Microsoft Azure and Web technologies including ASP.net and the Edge browser. Martin has been working with Microsoft development technologies since the late 90's and has been working for Microsoft directly since 2005.

  • 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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  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • 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 - 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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  • Details To Be Confirmed