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  • 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.

  • Free workshops exploring live storytelling with new tech for 14-25 year olds

    This January National Youth Theatre, Kurious Arts and alternate reality studio Megaverse are looking to discover a new generation of creative digital talent in South Yorkshire. Whether you’re a gamer, a performer, a designer, a digital specialist, artist or technician, these labs are for anyone interested in exploring how innovative new technologies like Virtual reality, volumetric capture and spatial audio can be used in theatre and live storytelling.

    Enter a digital playground and learn how to 3D paint in a VR headset, shoot a 360 film and use cheap tech like Xbox Kinect sensors to create amazing live performances and experiences.

    Join us to explore how to tell live stories using volumetric capture and virtual reality with Ben Carlin, founding director of immersive content studio Megaverse. Featuring live demo's of Flood an underwater VR adventure and Frankenstein, which will see 250 audience membe...

  • 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.

  • This event will be split into two parts, Andy Carter presenting The Dramatic History of the Web Browser and the second half will be Kevin Smith presenting Feature Management in ASP.NET Core.

    👉 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 itsel...

  • 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:

    * Automating the web with Go - Daniel Martí
    * Kafka and Go - Ax Man
    * Go and gRPC: why and how - Andrei Simionescu

    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...

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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...

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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