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  • Serverless architecture will provide a myriad of commercial and technical benefits and opportunities for enterprise and represents a revolutionary approach to the development of new software initiatives and applications.

    But what is serverless architecture and why does it matter in terms of enterprise scalability and cost control? Serverless architecture will enable enterprise to rapidly shift away from legacy technology systems and infrastructure. In the modern digital age, all enterprises are ‘technology companies’ and serverless architecture will provide a fast and effective way to redefine how IT services are developed and deployed.

    Join us for the Waracle Meetup on January 29th 2020 – for top talks and amazing insights, expert advice and real-world examples of how serverless architecture is disrupting the status quo, and breathing new life into old methods. Take a dive into the future of enterprise and learn how serverless architecture is enabling big business to overcome th...

  • Our first UX Sheffield event 2020 features Iannish Posooa who is a Senior Product Designer at what3words. His talk will cover:

    What's a design system: We will cover a brief history and benefits of design systems. We will also frame it in today's context by linking design language and technical flexibility.

    Choose the right framework: This is actually 30% of the job as the users, workflow and tools you use will dramatically affect the end outcome.

    Building it: Most design systems are made from an atomic structure of Principles > Styles > Components > Patterns and here's why.

    Sharing your design system: How do you make what you have created as accessible as possible Internally and externally.

  • Are you interested in Bitcoin, but don't know where to start? Do you already have some bitcoin, but want to learn more about security?

    Then this talk is for you.

    The presentation will include live demonstrations, and will answer the most common questions involved in getting started with Bitcoin, such as:

    * What is Bitcoin?
    * What is a wallet and which one should I use?
    * Where is the safest place to buy bitcoin?
    * What happens when I make a bitcoin transaction?
    * How can I keep my bitcoin secure?

    Basically it's a complete introduction to using Bitcoin. It is aimed at beginners, but also aims to be useful for those who already have experience. And no, you don't have to be techy to understand the topics in this talk.

    So if you're interested in learning more about Bitcoin, feel free to come along. Newcomers are welcome (and this is the ideal time to come if you're new)!

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    Who's giving the talk?

    My name is Greg Walker, and I've been working with Bitcoin for over 5 years. I've d...

  • Sheffield meetup for web designers & developers: UX/UI, content, accessibility, and code.

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • We are excited to present the first Last Friday Club of the decade at the Kollider Incubator powered by Barclays Eagle Labs.

    This is a great opportunity to network with other digital & tech entrepreneurs, startups and organisations in Sheffield.

    We'll be sharing details of upcoming events and you'll have the opportunity check out the development of the Kollider Incubator.

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • IMPORTANT: Event details are taken from public event listings for Cambridge University's Trust & Technology Initiative, for updates and changes to this event check their events page www.trusttech.cam.ac.uk

    Dr Rikke Amundsen (Department of Sociology; Trust & Technology Initiative)

    "Sexting as mediated intimacy work: negotiating social and technological risk and trust"

    The University of Cambridge's Trust & Technology Initiative is continuing their series of informal lunchtime talks featuring speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds talking about their work in the context of trust and technology.

    All events in the lunchtime talk series are open to the public.

    *Registration is not required.*

  • R-Shiny for Decision Making

    A short presentation on the use of R-Shiny to aid decision makers. Two examples are open source; including a study of the social and geographic disparities in the access to and the participation in parkrun events in England. The project aimed to support parkrun’s planned expansion, by providing recommendations for 200 new event locations, maximising access for deprived communities.

    iol-map.shef.ac.uk

    Robert Smith is a PhD Student in Public Health Economics & Decision Science, ScHARR.

    Getting to know the debugger in RStudio

    If you're writing moderately complicated code in R there are times when your code throws an error but you don't know why: the error occurs inside a function or loop, the error message is obtuse or unhelpful, one of the many parameter sets you're processing is causing a problem... In this talk I'll introduce the debugger in RStudio, which helps you to get inside your code and diagnose problems from within.

    Tamora James is a Ph...

  • This event will be split into two parts, Andy Carter presenting The Dramatic History of the Web Browser and the second half will be David Bowen presenting Devs Just Wanna Have Fun.

    👉 The Dramatic History of the Web Browser with Andy Carter

    Microsoft announced at the end of 2018 that it was building a new browser-based on Chromium. It will join an ever-growing list of web browsers that are built on Google’s open-source Chromium project. With Google Chrome’s own share of the browser market continuing to grow does this mean Google has won the ‘browser wars’ and are comparisons with Microsoft’s once-dominant Internet Explorer fair? Now seems like a good time to re-examine the history of the web browser.

    Starting with its humble beginnings amongst the international physics community we'll trace the browser’s journey through three decades of progress up to the present day. It's a story rife with competing corporations, lawsuits and surprise plot twists. Does history repeat itself and what...

  • 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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

  • Happy New Year! 🎉

    Is it too late to still be wishing people a happy new year? Maybe it is? Well at least I'm not kicking off with one of those terrible '20/20 vision' jokes!

    Anyway... Yes... You may have noticed that we took a little break over the festive period. Apologies if you were there banging on the door on New Years day. It's time to kick off ShefTest '20 with our standard Lean Coffee style event to find out what you want to talk about this year.

    If you don't know about Lean Coffee, all the info you need is here: leancoffee.org

    Ours comes with a twist. We know you all desperately want to know about Security, Performance and Automation. We'll certainly have some of that on the menu. We want to know what ELSE you want to talk about in 2020, so all of the popular subjects are banned!

    Come along. Bring some ideas. We're all ears.

    Wednesday February 5th. Tech Parks. Doors open 6:30pm. Fun & games begins at 7.

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    Big thanks to our sponsors - Tech Parks for letting u...

  • Welcome to GoSheffield! This is where the Go community in Sheffield meets once a month to talk about cool hacks and interesting technology.

    The talks will start at 18:20, featuring:

    * Kafka and Go - Ax Man
    * Go and gRPC: why and how - Andrei Simionescu
    * A Go code obfuscator from scratch - Daniel Martí

    Please get in touch with the organisers if you'd like to give one yourself. All topics and levels of experience are welcome!

    Food and drinks will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of our sponsors. We will have them before the talks, at around 18:00.

    We are always looking for more sponsors and venues - if you know someone that can help us keep our gophers fed and happy, please get in touch!

    Please note that all attendees and sponsors are required to follow the Go code of conduct (golang.org).

    Venue: www.shefftechparks.com

  • With increasing numbers of Internet connected devices gathering data on all aspects of our lives, as well as controlling physical devices which are Internet enabled, it is important that we protect these devices from tampering and that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data they exchange is assured. Encrypted data, integrity of data, and authentication of devices and users are core requirements for secure IoT.

    Join industry and academic speakers for the next meetup focusing on 'IoT Cybersecurity'. The event is for anyone with an interest in IoT (Internet of Things) and data across the region, everyone is welcome (please register to attend).

    Date: Thursday 6th February
    Time: 6.15-9pm
    Location: Cantor Atrium, Sheffield Hallam University

    SPEAKERS: (10 min talks)
    1. John Clark - Professor of Computer and Information Security, University of Sheffield and Pitch-In Project Lead
    2. Dr Jims Marchang - Lecturer/Cyber Lead, Sheffield Hallam University - Blockchai...

  • We'll have a fairly relaxed agenda, but will follow:
    - 👋 Introduction / Housekeeping
    - 🗣️ Round table introductions
    - 👨‍🏫 Secure Quick Reliable Login with Liam Raper
    - 🎉 Closing
    - 🍻 Social

    👉 **SQRL (Secure Quick Reliable Login) with Liam Raper**

    SQRL (pronounced “squirrel”) is an open, free, intellectual property unencumbered, complete and
    practical system to cryptographically authenticate the identity of individuals across a network. Though
    principally intended for website visitor identification and account sign-in, its concepts may be extended
    for related applications. SQRL may be used alongside other traditional website sign-in systems, and it
    can replace all other systems while offering dramatic improvements in usability and security.

    Liam talk will cover:
    ⭐ What SQRL is?
    ⭐ Why SQRL is important?
    ⭐ Demonstrate SQRL working in real life
    ⭐ SQRL in ASP.NET Core

    👨‍🏫 About the speaker:

    Liam is a Software Developer at Pierbridge, a leading provider of enterprise parcel shipping soft...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • A welcoming one-track, one-day conference for developers and designers who work on the web.

  • Innovation and ICTs
    Presentation 1
    Where the Global meets the Local – Unpacking the Multiple Spaces of Innovation Hubs

    Seminar abstract
    This research studies innovation hubs as part of a wider phenomenon of innovation for development. Innovation hubs are collaborative spaces for entrepreneurs that include aspects of coworking, incubators, innovation centres and makerspaces. Despite the lack of clarity of what
    impact they have, hubs have been spreading in the Global North and Global South, funded and promoted by international agencies and local governments. Consequently, they are expected to create successful ventures, contribute to job creation and innovation development. My research critically evaluates the discourses of innovation for development and examines the implications of innovation hubs for beyond the mainstream development perspectives, drawing upon two case studies of innovation hubs in Zambia and the UK respectively. As such, I focus on how individuals participati...

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • This session is aimed at people who are complete beginners to MongoDB and people who want to extend their current skill set, we’ll start off with a short presentation explaining what MongoDB is and how to use it compared to a traditional relational data store.
    After the presentation attendees will have a set of tutorials to walk through a finally finishing on a little MongoDB quiz!

    All you need is a laptop. (Windows, Linux or iOS - any operating system is fine)

    We'll have a fairly relaxed agenda, but will follow:
    - 🍕 Pizza
    - 👋 Introduction / Housekeeping
    - 🗣️ Round table introductions
    - 👨‍🏫 Learn MongoDB
    - 🎉 Closing
    - 🍻 Social

    The main event will start at 6:30pm, we'll just be gathering beforehand for a bit of socializing and eating pizza.

  • From facial recognition to social media monitoring, from remote hacking to the use of mobile surveillance equipment called 'IMSI catchers', UK police forces are using an ever-expanding array of surveillance tools to spy on us as we go about our everyday lives. Too often, these new and intrusive spying technologies are rolled out without the say, or even the knowledge, of the public or their locally elected representatives.

    The use of police surveillance technologies can threaten our privacy and may cause us to change who we associate with and what we feel we can do and say. These technologies can also be used to target, profile and discriminate against certain communities - including minority, low-income and politically active communities.

    Join us in London to hear about Privacy International & Liberty's campaign for the public to have a greater say as to whether their local police force should be allowed to use such highly intrusive technologies.

    Speaker:

    Camilla Graham Wood - Pri...

  • Is artificial intelligence the answer to everything or the downfall of man?

    However it is interpreted, the term artificial intelligence (AI) is banded around with little understanding to the types of AI and how they are positively applied.

    This informal event, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Digital Meet Manufacturing (DMM) campaign, will be hosted by Technical Lead in AI and AR (augmented reality) at the AMRC, Sean Wilson.

    Sean will expose the truth behind AI and demonstrate where the AMRC is applying it to today’s industries to give businesses an insight into how they can be a part of the future of manufacturing.

  • The Sheffield Universities Managing Directors’ Club (MD Club) is pleased to deliver its next event with the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering. This new Sheffield Hallam University centre is working in partnership with businesses to deliver creative solutions to industry challenges, through their leading expertise and cutting edge facilities and equipment.

    Sustainability is on everyone's mind with a growing number of companies treating sustainability as an important objective to increase growth and set them apart from the competition. The 'trend' has reached beyond niche companies who position themselves as 'green' into big business around the world, being sustainable not only has positive impacts on reputation but also on the opportunity to increase efficiency by reducing costs and waste.

    Innovations in sustainability are essential for the Food and Drink Manufacturing sector as the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. In terms of economic contribution, it ac...

  • CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we get together to learn from each other, sharpen our skills and enjoy being in a space where everyone is immersed in code!

    There are many resources out there that help you to teach yourself to code, but sometimes there is no substitute for the insight and guidance that another person can give. Our group consists of coders with a wide range of experience, and our aim is to facilitate mentoring between more experienced and less experienced coders.

    All you have to bring is a laptop and some coding to get on with, such as a project, a book, or some online tutorials. If you are starting completely from scratch, we will try to guide you towards some learning resources. Please try to install any relevant software in advance, but if you need assistance with this, we are happy to help.

    This month will have the standard format - just turn up and do whatever interests you most.

    Pleas...

  • Join us to learn about the way UK digital policy will change after leaving the EU. Find out which EU laws and institutions that currently influence UK rights to free speech online and digital privacy will remain and which will change.

    We'll also discuss how post-Brexit international trade deals with the U.S. and other countries could weaken protections of personal data and strengthen the protections of algorithms and trade secrets of businesses.

    This is a free event! Feel free to bring your laptop or phone (and food and drink if you wish). No experience is needed.

  • Alongside Kollider, Barclays Ventures have partnered with the Games industry's most renowned companies.

    Join us for at the Games Technology Frenzy for a thought-provoking agenda, where we will explore a variety of topics and draw on insights from industry experts. There will be an interactive exhibition and games hub which will host some of the biggest brands, including UKIE and the chance to experience the National Videogame Museum's interactive arcade.

    17:30 Interactive exhibition and games hub opens

    18:00 Showcase with industry experts

    20:30 Event Finish

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • What investment meant to our Company; Q&A with Joe Handsaker of Elements Technology

    Elements received £250,000 from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund in 2018.

    Come and hear first-hand how Joe secured this investment, how it helped Elements develop their business, and their future investment plans.

    Lunch will be provided!

    This event is part of our Investment Awareness month

  • Enterprise search research – status, opportunities and challenges

    Seminar abstract

    Despite the ubiquitous use of search applications within organisations there are perhaps fewer than 30 peer-reviewed research papers published on this topic. In this seminar I will outline the key features of enterprise search, present the outcomes of research on user satisfaction, comment on the current extent of published research, identify opportunities for future research and consider the challenges that researchers might face in taking full advantage of these opportunities.

  • The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is a collaborative group of experts within the cyber security industry that are committed to reducing cyber crime in the Yorkshire region.
    Founded in 2015, the cluster brings together SME's, Governing bodies, Universities and the Yorkshire Police to offer free expert advice and guidance to the local business community.

  • A pub social for copywriters, content writers and anyone who has a love for copy.

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    Golang is a popular second language choice for Java developers but coming at Golang from Java can be confusing. Let's try to get our bearings with Golang and its ecosystem. We'll aim to get a feel for Go code but most of all the way the ecosystem works, how dependencies are handled and the landscape of tools.

    The shift from Java to Golang has challenges at a language level. But more challenging is learning your way around without Spring Boot selecting libraries and offering canonical uses.

    About the speaker

    Ryan Dawson is a core member of the seldon open source team, providing tooling for machine learning deployments to Kubernetes (github.com). He has spent 10 years working in the Java Development scene in London across a variety of industries.

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  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Imagine you’re my age or older (I bought the first Now That’s What You Call Music album on cassette from Boots when I was 12).

    Now imagine that you’ve worked your way up to a position where you’re a manager, senior manager or even one of the elite, newly coined C-suit. You’ve heard of agile, maybe some teams are being agile, maybe you’ve been told that you and your teams need to be agile.

    You’ve probably heard people about talking about agile:
    Scrum - rugby?
    Scrum master - someone really good at rugby?
    Sprint - running very fast over a short distance?
    Kanban - ?????

    The language of agile practice is confusing. So you need to master a new vocabulary - fair enough, that's the easy bit

    The tricky bit is mastering the real language of successful agile leaders, which comes from understanding what it means to be agile.

    It goes deep into behaving and speaking in a way that promotes and influences a positive agile working culture.

    But this talk is for everyone, not just leaders. Individu...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Data as an artefact
    Seminar abstract

    The data evolution provided innovative opportunities for growth through multiple analytical applications in decision-making but also a large number of social, technical and ethical concerns. Data as an artefact is comprised of various characteristics, attributes and aspects that could assist in defining measurements of quality control, sharing agreements as well as policies, standards and protocols for access control. Understanding these data characteristics is essential for individuals and organisations to realise new ways of value creation and how to avoid data sharing issues. This presentation will highlight these topics around data, and the associated challenges and explore how the society could deal with them.

    Dr Konstantina Spanaki, Loughborough University
    Lecturer at the School of Business and Economics and a member of the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University.

    Seminar date/time/location
    28 Feb 2020, 12:00-1...

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • IMPORTANT: Event details are taken from public event listings for Cambridge University's Trust & Technology Initiative, for updates and changes to this event check their events page www.trusttech.cam.ac.uk

    Dr Dennis Grube (Department of Politics and International Studies)

    "Civil Servants and Social Media: A minefield or the new frontier?"

    The University of Cambridge's Trust & Technology Initiative is continuing their series of informal lunchtime talks featuring speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds talking about their work in the context of trust and technology.

    All events in the lunchtime talk series are open to the public.

    *Registration is not required.*

  • This event will be split into two parts, Peter Gallagher presenting IoT with nothing but your Laptop and the second half will be David Whitney presenting Clouds, Microservices, and the Brittleness of Architecture.

    👉 IoT with nothing but your Laptop

    Although the cost of IoT hardware has reduced dramatically over the last few years, you still need to choose the right IoT option, figure out what accessories it needs, order it all from Amazon and wait for it to arrive. By that point, you’ve moved on to something else entirely, so it sits in a cupboard drawer for a year and a half before you get back around to thinking about it…. Then you realise that you need some components and wires… Back in the drawer it goes!

    With the advent of HTML 5, so comes the ability to simulate a lot of IoT Kit right there in your web browser. Pete will take you through a few online simulators for IoT technology, which will give you a head start into the world of IoT. This way you can forgo all the procrastin...

  • 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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

  • Get in touch with Andrea if you want to speak on this date!

    Agenda:
    • 18:30 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy of Redgate Software)
    • 18:55 - Introduction to .NET Cambridge (Andrea Angella)
    • 19:00 - Speaker wanted
    • 20:00 - Speaker wanted
    • 21:00 - Prizes extraction & Closing

  • This session will be split between a talk and a hands-on lab so make sure you bring a laptop!

    We'll have a fairly relaxed agenda, but will follow:
    - 👋 Introduction / Housekeeping
    - 🗣️ Round table introductions
    - 👨‍🏫 IoT with nothing but your Laptop with Pete Gallagher
    - 🎉 Closing
    - 🍻 Social

    👉 IoT with nothing but your Laptop

    Although the cost of IoT hardware has reduced dramatically over the last few years, you still need to choose the right IoT option, figure out what accessories it needs, order it all from Amazon and wait for it to arrive. By that point, you’ve moved on to something else entirely, so it sits in a cupboard drawer for a year and a half before you get back around to thinking about it…. Then you realise that you need some components and wires… Back in the drawer it goes!

    With the advent of HTML 5, so comes the ability to simulate a lot of IoT Kit right there in your web browser. Pete will take you through a few online simulators for IoT technology, which will give yo...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Django Girls is a non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organize free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support. We are a volunteer run organization with hundreds of people contributing to bring more amazing women into the world of technology. We are making technology more approachable by creating resources designed with empathy.

    Join us on 6th and 7th March 2020 at the Pendo office in Sheffield for a workshop where you'll learn about programming, meet other motivated women and ultimately build your own website.

    Django Girls Sheffield is a crash course that is aimed at total beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming, just bring your own laptop and come down on the evening of Friday 6th March and all-day Saturday 7th March. Having a sufficient understanding of English is good so you’re able to follow our English tutorial.

  • Hear from over 70 expert speakers covering key topics in blockchain. Come join us with leading industry professionals discussing how blockchain technology us disrupting every market imaginable from finance, supply chains, through to agriculture. Don’t miss this incredible event taking place in London’s ExCeL arena from the 11th-12th of March 2020. Listen and speak to prominent industry experts focusing on how to blockchain can be integrated with other technologies. Whether you’re a visitor, Blockchain supplier or channel partner, please look through our website to find what opportunities are available to you for 2020! If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the show organisers who will be happy to assist.

  • Hear from over 763 expert speakers covering key topics in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and meet over 700 providers offering leading services and solutions at the official largest technology event in the UK! Come join us with leading industry professionals in London’s ExCeL arena from the 11th-12th of March 2020. This record-breaking event will be giving you an insight into the future of technology in the developing world. Listen and speak to prominent industry experts focusing on two of the most important topics in modern technology. Whether you’re a visitor, Big Data or AI supplier or channel partner, please look through our website to find what opportunities are available to you for 2020! If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the show organisers who will be happy to assist.

  • Hear from over 100 expert speakers covering key topics and meet hundreds of IoT, cloud and data solution providers. Making Smart IoT a place of unmissable networking and idea sharing at the UK’s largest tech event. Whether you’re a visitor, Big Data or AI supplier or channel partner, please look through our website to find what opportunities are available to you for 2020! If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the show organisers who will be happy to assist.

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • EventStorming is a workshop format invented by Alberto Brandolini that promotes collaboration between different disciplines in order to solve business problems in the most effective way.

    Course abstract
    EventStorming is a workshop format that enables massive learning on complex business domains and promotes collaboration between different disciplines and across teams.

    A visually effective problem-solving technique that puts everyone on the same page, EventStorming was greatly defined by Dan North: "In any EventStorming session of all different kinds, everyone knows what everyone else knows".

    Target Audience
    EventStorming is interdisciplinary. The specialistic notation is dropped in favor of an incremental lo-fi approach that allows an inclusive approach while driving the exploration towards the most sensitive areas. Every participant will actively contribute.

    What will you learn
    In this two-day workshop, we’ll practice three different flavors (Big Picture, Process Modell...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Introduction to FSharp with John Stovin

    The second part of this session will be hands-on, so make sure you bring a laptop with dotnet core 3 and your editor of choice. Recommended is VSCode with the Ionide-Fsharp extension (marketplace.visualstudio.com).

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 FP concepts (differences from OO) & basic F# syntax
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 💻 Code your own simple F# App!
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👨‍💻 John Stovin

  • 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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Ground-breaking conference bridging the gap between games educators and the games industry returns in April 2020.

    Influential games course leaders from further and higher education, leaders from prominent studios and technology companies, recruiters, 3rd sector organisations and students will continue last year’s animated debate about how the games industry and games educators could collaborate.

    Innovators will share how they are tackling deep-rooted challenges with employability, diversity, skills, apprenticeships and work placements within the industry. This year’s theme focuses on developing practical and actionable solutions to many of these challenges and will showcase inspirational examples and innovative programmes from across the UK.

    Join workshops, discussion sessions and debates with leading educators and industry figures. Collaborate to solve endemic problems facing these two sectors. The Summit will also spotlight students themselves, hearing from current and past...

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Get in touch with Andrea if you want to speak on this date!

    Agenda:
    • 18:30 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy of Redgate Software)
    • 18:55 - Introduction to .NET Cambridge (Andrea Angella)
    • 19:00 - OpenId Connect in Asp.net core using Identity Server 4 (Stefano D'Onofrio)
    • 20:00 - Speaker wanted
    • 21:00 - Prizes extraction & Closing

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

    Course Outline - Day 1
    Module 1: Introduction to GIS and QGIS

    Fundamental GIS concepts
    Coordinate reference systems
    Open source QGIS software
    Module 2: Navigating QGIS

    Panels and toolbars
    Bookmarks
    Identifying features
    Measurements
    Plugins
    Module 3: Adding Data

    Data Source Manager
    Delimited text layers
    Web services
    Themes
    Multiple map views
    Converting data
    Module 4: Querying Data

    Attribute joins
    Select by expression
    Select by location
    Module 5: Styles and Symbology

    Styling vector layers
    Symbol creation
    Saving and sharing styles
    Labelling
    Course Outline - Day 2
    Module 6: Manipulating Data

    Digitising features
    Snapping
    Attribute edits and field calculation
    Advanced editing
    3D Visualisation
    Module 7: Georeferencing

    Adding raste...

  • Air Quality, Azure Functions and Spider Eggs with Rob Miles

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 Air Quality, Azure Functions and Spider Eggs
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👨‍🏫 TBA Part2
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 Air Quality, Azure Functions and Spider Eggs

    Good quality air is important. After all, everyone breathes. But dig a little deeper into the subject and most of what you find is what we don't know. Is air pollution produced by local traffic? Does it waft in on the breeze? Are there times when I really shouldn't go out for a run?

    In this talk I'll describe how you can build your own connected air quality sensor and get data from it. I'll touch on embedded devices the MQTT protocol, LoRa networking, Azure IoT Hub and Azure Functions, along with our Connected Humber effort to spread sensors over Humberside. And I'll even mention spider eggs and show off my "Air Quality Top Hat".

    👨‍💻Rob Miles

    Rob Miles has spent over 30 years teaching programming to a succession o...

  • 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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

  • We'll have a fairly relaxed agenda, but will follow:
    - 👋 Introduction / Housekeeping
    - 🗣️ Round table introductions
    - 👨‍🏫 Air Quality, Azure Functions and Spider Eggs with Rob Miles
    - 🎉 Closing
    - 🍻 Social

    👉 Air Quality, Azure Functions and Spider Eggs

    Good quality air is important. After all, everyone breathes. But dig a little deeper into the subject and most of what you find is what we don't know. Is air pollution produced by local traffic? Does it waft in on the breeze? Are there times when I really shouldn't go out for a run?

    In this talk I'll describe how you can build your own connected air quality sensor and get data from it. I'll touch on embedded devices the MQTT protocol, LoRa networking, Azure IoT Hub and Azure Functions, along with our Connected Humber effort to spread sensors over Humberside. And I'll even mention spider eggs and show off my "Air Quality Top Hat".

    👨‍🏫 About the speaker:
    Rob Miles has spent over 30 years teaching programming to a succession of students...

  • RSVP will open later in the year.

    Agenda:
    • 18:30 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy of Redgate Software)
    • 18:55 - Introduction to .NET Cambridge (Andrea Angella)
    • 19:00 - TBD (Julie Lerman)
    • 21:00 - Closing

  • A celebration of all of the great things that the creative and digital communities of Sheffield excel at.

    The full schedule and opportunities to get involved will be released soon.

    Be part of the festivities! We’re inviting individuals, companies and organisations to run your own events to create a week of fringe happenings leading up to the conference. It could be a meetup, some lightning talks, an exhibition, an open house, a film screening, a game-a-thon, a mini-hack, a debate - anything goes. If you need help finding a venue, or people to collaborate with, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. We’ll also be promoting all the fringe events through our Festival publicity efforts.

    Support the event
    If you're interested in helping support the event, please email jonny@field.studio or mel@sheffield.digital

  • This one day course provides an intensive overview QGIS. The course is designed for experienced users of desktop GIS software who are looking to switch from another GIS package to QGIS, or learn about the features and functionality of the latest long term release of QGIS.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: Selecting and Filtering Data

    Adding data
    Joining tables
    Expression builder
    Select by location
    Module 2: Styling Vector Data

    Layer styling
    Composite symbols
    Data-defined styles
    Labelling
    Module 3: Creating and Managing Spatial Data

    GeoPackages
    Editing features
    Tracing
    Attribute field calculation
    Advanced digitisation
    Module 4: Georeferencing

    Adding raster layers
    Georeferencer plugin
    Georeferencing techniques
    Module 5: Geoprocessing and Vector Analysis

    Geoprocessing
    Join attributes by location
    Spatial analysis
    Proximity analysis
    Module 6: Print Layouts

    Cartographic design
    Layout management
    Atlas generation
    CPD Points: 4

  • This one day course explores advanced techniques and processes for analysing and interpreting spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who already have a good working understanding of QGIS, or have attended our QGIS Beginner course.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: Visualising Spatial Data

    Terrain styling
    Blending modes
    Advanced draw effects
    Labelling expressions
    Point clusters
    Geometry generators
    Module 2: Raster Analysis

    Interpolation
    Terrain analysis
    Reclassification
    Raster calculator
    Module 3: 3D Visualisation

    Height extraction
    3D views and settings
    Importing 3D models
    Module 4: Processing and Automation

    Processing toolbox
    Graphical processing modeller
    Introduction to Python Console
    Module 5: Reporting

    Hierarchal map reports
    Report components
    Rule-based styling
    Data-driven analysis
    Module 6: Plugins

    TimeManager
    Data Plotly
    Qgis2Web
    CPD Points: 4

  • This event will be split into two parts, Mikhail Shilkov presenting Pulumi and the second half will be Lex Lofthouse presenting Web Design.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 Pulumi with Mikhail Shilkov
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 Web Design with Lex Lofthouse
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 Pulumi with Mikhail Shilkov
    Pulumi provides a platform for building modern cloud software.

    👨‍🏫 About the speaker
    Mikhail Shilkov is an Engineer at Pulumi. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP.
    www.linkedin.com
    www.twitter.com
    mikhail.io

    👉 Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm with Lex Lofthouse

    Am I doing enough? Am I even doing it right? How can I do it better? What the hell is Impostor Syndrome and why do I have it? What’s a Work/Life Balance? Huh, now I’m having a breakdown...

    After putting her career first for the best part of a decade and then having a minor breakdown, Lex Lofthouse was compelle...

  • 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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

  • This session will be split between a talk and a hands-on lab so make sure you bring a laptop!

    We'll have a fairly relaxed agenda, but will follow:
    - 👋 Introduction / Housekeeping
    - 🗣️ Round table introductions
    - 👨‍🏫 Pulumi with Mikhail Shilkov
    - 🎉 Closing
    - 🍻 Social

    👉 Pulumi with Mikhail Shilkov
    Pulumi provides a platform for building modern cloud software.

    👨‍🏫 About the speaker
    Mikhail Shilkov is an Engineer at Pulumi. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP.
    www.linkedin.com
    www.twitter.com
    mikhail.io

  • Get in touch with Andrea if you want to speak on this date!

    Agenda:
    • 18:30 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy of Redgate Software)
    • 18:55 - Introduction to .NET Cambridge (Andrea Angella)
    • 19:00 - Speaker wanted
    • 20:00 - Speaker wanted
    • 21:00 - Prizes extraction & Closing

  • RegTech Summit is the leading event to address regulation and compliance in finance – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • Banking Transformation Summit is the leading digital innovation and banking event – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance and tech. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • MoneyNext Summit is the leading event to address the financial landscape in 2020 and beyond – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of finance. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • Blockchain Summit is the leading Blockchain for Business event – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of enterprise and tech. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry, Blockchain and DLT innovations.

  • Insurance Transformation Summit is the leading digital transformation and insurance event – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of insurance, finance and tech. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • Future of Payments Summit is the leading paytech event to address the payments landscape in 2020 and beyond – offering unparalleled access to decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from the world of payments. 200 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.

  • Following our continued success of the lightning talks, we are hosting another round! We will be having 6 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 a 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:
    👉 DevContainers in VS Code (@jonnyowenpowell)
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA
    👉 TBA
    👉 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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

  • Big Data LDN (London) is the UK’s largest free to attend data and analytics conference & exhibition, hosting leading data and analytics experts, ready to arm you with the tools to deliver your most effective data-driven strategy.