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  • The LJC are pleased to welcome Duncan McGregor and Nat Pryce for a live coding event this June.

    About The Session:

    Kotlin neatly fills a gap between the verbosity of Java and the complexity of Scala, has excellent tooling and a fun keyword, so what's not to like?

    In this session we introduce the Kotlin language through converting and then refactoring Java code. We’ll code our way through a structured series of exercises designed to familiarise the audience with the features and patterns of the language.

    About The Speakers:

    Duncan McGregor has been programming professionally for 25 years. He was lucky enough to ride the Object-Oriented wave of the 90s, the Agile wave of the 00s, and what he is convinced will be called the Distributed-Functional wave of the, erm 10s.

    When not writing about himself in the third person, Duncan codes, runs conference sessions on things that interest him, and throws his money away in entrepreneurial ventures. His blog is called What I Should Have Said....

  • This month Python Sheffield is hosting a session on PyDev, a plugin for Eclipse, providing a Python Integrated Development Environment.

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

    18:30 - 18:45: Socialising time at UnionSt.

    18:45 - 20:30: Main session.

    20:30 - late: Migrate to a local pub for post event drinks. Note that this part of the evening is probably not suitable for any children to join in with, depending on the pubs.

    Attendance is free and the event is intended to be suitable for all levels of python experience. If you'd like to attend this meeting, it is often advisable to bring a laptop. Any under 18s who wish to attend must be accompanied by an adult, preferably also with an interest in Python.

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    This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the future of UK telecommunications infrastructure in light of the Government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review.

    Delegates will assess key perspectives brought out in response to the Review, with discussion expected to revolve around the best route to ultrafast broadband, what are the optimal market structures and investment models to support delivery, the roles of different providers, and how might the regulatory framework need to develop.

    The agenda includes an overview of progress and next steps for the UK’s broadband infrastructure and of responses to the consultation; assessment of the models for investment in UK digital infrastructure; discussion on the framework for regulation to deliver the UK’s broadband infrastructure of the future; and a session on implications for policy.

  • Glenn Crossley - Agile Toolkits to support Rapid Delivery in a Regulated Environment

    Agile delivery within a financial services environment needs to be disciplined enough to be able to deal with numerous audits per year but rapid enough to strategically pivot to the demands of an evolving market. Over recent years a number of toolkits have been used from other agile frameworks or developed locally, which have now been made open source for the wider community to both benefit from and contribute to.

    Currently, Gartner’s number 1 Top Influencer on their Peer Connect platform Glenn has a passion for agile delivery and helping others solve problems. Having joined Hitachi Capital over 3.5 years ago he has been recognised as the main driving force to help transform the organisation to new ways of working.
    Outside of work Glenn juggles life with managing and coaching a kid’s u12s football team and building his own house.

    Twitter: @Crozzg (twitter.com)

    Rohela Raouf and Amy Mo...

  • 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.

  • Open Source Hardware Camp 2018 will be hosted in the historic county town of Lincoln — home to, amongst others, noted engine builders Ruston & Hornsby (now Siemens, via GEC and English Electric).

    The annual conference of the Open Source Hardware User Group will this year feature 10 talks and 7 workshops, over the weekend of Sat 30th June and Sun 1st July — with topics including MakerNet Alliance, cycle-accurate Verilog simulation, making electronic tesla coils, and EMC for IoT, to name but a few.

    As in previous years, there will be a social event on the Saturday evening and we have a room booked at the Wig and Mitre. Food will be available.

    There will likely be a few of us meeting up for pre-conference drinks on the Friday evening also.

    Tickets cost just £10 for each day, which includes lunch and tea/coffee.

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

    Why should you attend the AppSec Europe 2018 Conference?

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

  • Visual programming allows programs to be treated as visual objects. Visualisation techniques within program development are tools for non-specialist or novice users to begin to understand what is being computed. This workshop aims to present ways to open the “blackbox of code”. The boundary between users and programmers has become more blurred with the introduction of powerful tools that end users are expected to control or configure. This workshop will explore the visual and interactive techniques than help effectively bridge the boundary.

  • Playground is a week-long free exhibition of interactive art for children and families. This year it is subtitled Music/ Response, so you can expect a noisy experience!

    Through music, we’re able to express every emotion, and with the show this year we’re asking a number of questions: In these divided times, is music and rhythm key to cohesion? How do we create empathy and understanding through sound? How do we use sound to connect to ourselves and each other?

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

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

    (en.wikipedia.org)

    Agenda:

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

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

    Slot 3 - Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn (twitter.com)) - Captains Log

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

    Slot 5 - Elliot Chaim (@elliotchaim (twitter.com)) - Ah, push it, push it real good

    Slot 6 - Jonathan E...

  • 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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    This timely seminar is bringing together senior regulators and government officials with stakeholders to discuss issues at a key point in the development of the UK mobile market, focusing on consolidation, competition and regulation.

    Discussion will focus on the impact of consolidation and other market factors on competition in the mobile market and the offer to consumers.

    Delegates will also examine issues around technology and infrastructure rollout, including coverage, quality of service and network extension; and consider what further regulatory action might be needed to improve mobile services and support fair competition.

    Further sessions assess the impact of Ofcom’s recent initial spectrum auction - aimed at increasing mobile broadband capacity for current users and paving the way for 5G - on the shape of the market, and will look ahead to the further 5G spectrum auction next year - exploring issues around 5G deployment, and opportunities...

  • Please register for the Playground Reception on Thursday 5th July 2018 at the Millennium Gallery, 5pm onwards.

    An opportunity for the Sheffield Creative and Digital community to come together, have a drink and a private viewing of Playground and interact with the playful interactive works on show.


    HUGE THANKS to Jaywing for the refreshments and their support this year!

    Playground is a week-long free exhibition of interactive art for children and families. This year it is subtitled Music/ Response, so you can expect a noisy experience!

    Through music, we’re able to express every emotion, and with the show this year we’re asking a number of questions: In these divided times, is music and rhythm key to cohesion? How do we create empathy and understanding through sound? How do we use sound to connect to ourselves and each other?

  • 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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    This timely seminar will consider the future for the live entertainment sector in the UK, including innovation, audiences and supporting grassroots.

    Taking place following the launch of the Cultural Cities Enquiry, commissioned by Arts Council England, which will assess current and future resource channels for culture, sessions will examine issues around widening the socio-economic value of live entertainment - including around access, affordability and tourism.

    Following the Government’s announcement of plans to strengthen planning policy to include the Agent of Change principle in order to protect grassroots venues, and with the Mayor of London also backing the principle in the Draft New London Plan, delegates will discuss the shape of incoming legislation and consider wider licensing issues.

    Delegates will assess priorities for addressing further challenges facing an increasingly complex and competitive sector. This includes access to finance,...

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  • There is growing momentum for Multi-Processor System on chips (MPSoC) to be used as highly adaptive and efficient accelerators for machine vision and image processing applications. Such systems are composed of multi-architecture solutions and may include a conventional Processing Unit and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) connected via a high-speed BUS. More advanced MPSoCs have Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Real-Time Processing Unit like the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ series. Academics, researchers, PhD students and industrialist interested in the acceleration of machine vision, machine learning and image processing algorithms, are invited to a one-day workshop on “Energy Efficient Embedded Machine Vision” with FPGAs.

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    This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss next steps for cyber security in the UK - including key issues around preparedness, international cooperation and how the response is organised.

    It takes place following the Attorney General’s recent speech setting out the UK’s position on the application of international law with respect to cyberspace, and is timed as implementation begins of the EU directive on the security of Networks and Information Systems (NIS Directive).

    Delegates will discuss latest developments and priorities for key sectors involved in critical national infrastructure and their suppliers, and the wider group of organisations and individuals affected by the threats to cyber security.

    Further sessions assess the work of the National Cyber Security Centre, following the recent publication of its report on the cyber threat to UK business, as well as discussing key measures from the Secure by Design review - which outlines...

  • What are your digital rights under the law? How can we challenge surveillance by the police and corporations? We have two expert speakers to talk about recent developments.

    Dan Carey is a solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn in Bristol who represents Open Rights Group in its challenge to mass surveillance at the European Court of Human Rights and has acted for Privacy International and private individuals in relation to surveillance and data protection issues. He will ask what the law can do to protect us against new surveillance tech, including our rights under the GDPR.

    Millie Graham Wood is a solicitor at Privacy International. Privacy International works around the world on issues relating to surveillance, data protection and data exploitation. In the UK they are responsible for ground-breaking challenges against the intelligence agencies in relation to mass surveillance practices and increasingly are looking at the use of new technologies by the police and other state actors. A re...

  • Coed:Ethics is the 1st summit & conference
    about Practical tech ethics
    from a practitioner's perspective.

  • 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.

  • Stuart Herbert talks us through the importance of automation.

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

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

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

    Details of speakers and location to be confirmed nearer the time.

  • BDD Kickstart is a two-day training in the fundamentals of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Cucumber. Thousands of agile teams are benefiting from clearer understanding and greater collaboration between business and IT that BDD brings.

    By the end of this course you will acquire the fundamental technical and non-technical skills required to confidently practise BDD.

  • August session will be split into 2 talks, "APIs on the Scale of Decades" by Gary Fleming and "Performance in the Javascript Era" with Benjamin Howarth.

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

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

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

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

    Bio:
    Gary is an agile provocateur, software nomad, and lean mercenary. His main hobby is to try and help companies to build better software in better ways. Sometimes this is by helping th...

  • 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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  • OggCamp is an unconference celebrating Free Culture, Free and Open Source Software, hardware hacking, digital rights, and all manner of collaborative cultural activites and is committed to creating a conference that is as inclusive as possible. If you’ve got a story to tell, no matter your background or current status, whether it’s your first talk or you’ve loads of experience, as long as the talk is connected (somehow) to our theme then we want to know about it.

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

    Details of speakers and location to be confirmed nearer the time.

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

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

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

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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    This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss what needs to be put in place to successfully deliver the Creative Industries Sector Deal, recently agreed between the Government and the creative industries as part of the Industrial Strategy.

    The agenda focuses on next steps for key elements of the Deal, looking at investment, intellectual property, the talent pipeline and priorities for the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) being launched by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and will also assess what is missing from the Deal and how it might evolve in the future.

    Sessions will consider the way ahead for attracting and retaining talent, including skills development, career pathways and diversity, and discuss what further support is needed to grow private sector investment and exports, and enable IP holders across the UK to attract backing.

    Planned sessions will examine the expected launch of the Creative Industries P...

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    This timely seminar will consider the future for the usage, regulation and commercialisation of drones in the UK.

    It takes place following the Government’s announcement that it will seek to bring forward a draft Drone Bill in the summer of this year and that new laws governing drone usage will come into force in July - seeking to ensure safety whilst also setting out aspirations to put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development.

    In the context of further initiatives, including Project Chatham and the government-funded Flying High Challenge, which will support cities in the development of drone technology that can transform critical services, delegates will discuss next steps for promoting the development of the UK drone industry - including infrastructure, innovation, insurance and commercial applications.

    Following the publication of the European Aviation Safety Agency's proposed regulatory framework for drones, planned sessions wil...

  • The Festival of Maintenance will be a celebration of those who maintain different parts of our world, and how they do it, recognising the often hidden work done in repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring for the things that matter.

    Maintainers can be found in many contexts, including nature, software, infrastructure, communities, industry, information, arts and heritage. The Festival will bring together traditional disciplines of maintenance, repair and stewardship, with new forms such as supporting digital products, sustaining open source software, and moderating online communities. The Festival aims to share learning around maintainer skills and tools and how maintenance is resourced and rewarded, and to boost the morale of maintainers across sectors with inspiring ideas and stories. The 2018 Festival of Maintenance will start a lasting conversation across communities of maintainers and stewards, building shared practices, and raising awareness more widely of the...

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

    Details of speakers and location to be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Octobers session will be split into 2 talks, "Elasticsearch? do I need it? and how do I get it working with my .NET code?" by David Betteridge and "Outside-In TDD" with Ian Russell.

    Outside-In TDD (AKA London School) is a TDD style developed and adopted by some of the first XP practitioners in London which begins with writing an Acceptance Test for a feature and test driving the code out to implement that feature by concentrating on collaborating objects and behaviour. This session will demonstrate some of the techniques required by this approach, help you appreciate some of the potential pitfalls such as over-engineering and an over use of Mocking and how it enables you to more easily write better Object-Oriented code.

    Ian is an experienced agile software developer with a keen interest in software craftsmanship and functional programming in F#. He is the organiser of Warwickshire.Net, a principles-focussed user group for the Warwickshire/West Midlands .Net community.

    Elasticsearch?...

  • 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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    This timely seminar will examine latest progress and next steps for attracting and retaining women in the technology sector, and supporting their progression.

    Delegates will assess priorities for the development of a diverse talent pipeline - looking at what more might be done to address barriers to entry, encourage more women to study STEM, and improve links between education, policy and industry.

    They will also consider the future role of women in the development of cutting-edge tech and driving the UK’s international competitiveness.

    Following the recent publication of the first year of gender pay gap reporting, further sessions will examine issues around recruitment and career progression, as well as discussing wider challenges regarding workplace culture - including improving transparency, enhancing employer engagement, encouraging mentoring and network initiatives, and establishing conducive working environments for all.

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    This timely seminar will consider the future for arts and culture in England, with a focus on funding, participation and technology.

    It is timed to consider key themes emerging from Arts Council England’s consultation on their strategy for the next ten years - with an initial report expected in the Summer and a further formal consultation to follow in the Autumn.

    Delegates will examine issues around access to funding - discussing what further action might be taken to address increased competition for public support, reduce reliance on public resources, diversify revenue streams and business models, attract private investment, and exploit IP and assets.

    The seminar will also provide an opportunity to consider what more might be done to resource culture more effectively and maximise its value, drawing on responses to the recently launched Cultural Cities Enquiry.

    Attendees will assess priorities for expanding the socio-economic contribution of c...

  • 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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    This timely seminar will examine the latest thinking on the relationship between young people and digital technology - looking at empowerment, digital literacy and online safety.

    The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the further steps that might be taken by policymakers and schools to empower young people online and develop their digital resilience and literacy, following calls from the Children’s Commissioner to allow schools to be more creative in how they address these issues in the curriculum.

    Delegates will also discuss key issues around young people’s use of social media, following the Commissioners’ Life in Likes report which highlighted the adverse effects it can have on 8-12 year old’s mental health and well-being.

    The seminar is also timed to follow the Government’s upcoming response to the consultation on its Green Paper on Internet Safety Strategy, and further sessions will look at what more might be done to ensure that childr...

  • 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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