Ever wondered how to write a tile-matching game (like Candy Crush and the earlier Bejeweled)? Traditionally game developers would write a game - the graphics, state, and user interaction - in an imperative style, but recently the functional approach is getting more popular.
Hakim Cassimally (BBC, Manchester LambdaLounge) has been exploring the process of developing a tile-matching game in Clojure. He'll present present some of the basics of modelling the game grid, and playing a basic event loop, introducing some important concepts in functional programming and simple game development.
This is a beginner-friendly talk.
Where and When? Showroom Workstation in Sheffield City Centre, Jan 9th. Talk starts at 7pm.
What do I need? You don't need anything. Bring a laptop if you want to try some of the ideas in the talk. Try the Clojure Getting Started page (clojure.org) if it's your first time with Clojure and come along at 6:30pm if you need any hel...
We have two sessions in our first event of the year.
Distributed Delivery and how to make it work
To some, working on a project across different geographical locations rings alarm bells - with separate teams, different working patterns and big time differences, they think it’s a recipe for problems and slower delivery.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With Distributed Development and delivery using Agile methodology, this has become an outdated view.
This talk is a case study on our own experience of Distributed Delivery using follow-the-sun methodology between teams in Sydney, London and Calgary. You’ll discover what we’ve done to make it work - and how important modern Agile principles are in Distributed Delivery.
Bethan Timmins - Delivery Manager and Principal consultant for Equal Experts Asia Pacific
Design thinking. Product thinking. Inceptions. People throw these phrases around but it can be a bit overwhelming.
This is a tal...
Get involved in Sheffield's largest Agile and DevOps event in 2018!
Join in by submitting your ideas here: bit.ly
On 25th January we’re having a #meetupMashup with the folks at Sheffield DevOps.
We’re putting together an action packed schedule crammed full of audience participation, games and learning to find the cool links between Agile and DevOps.
But wait, we need you! Remember Agile Room 101 and Dragons' Den?
Well we’re doing something similar, so we want YOU to submit your ideas on what you love or hate about Agile or DevOps. Are they compatible? Are they the same thing? You tell us!
All you’ve got to do is get up on stage and explain in fewer than 5 mins why you love it or hate it. You’ll get a few questions from the hosts but more importantly our audience, but we’re a friendly bunch!
How to enter!
If you’d like to submit something for our #meetupMashup complete the form here: bit.ly
• Doors open at 6pm
• We start talking at 6:30pm...
The first meetup of the new Front End Sheffield user group. We'll have two talks plus a discussion about what you want from a front end group.
A bi-monthly event in Sheffield where we invite speakers from around the country to come and talk about their experiences in UX research and design projects.
What do a overnight 40% drop in road accidents, a night in on the sofa watching TV and a good night's sleep have to do with digital product design?
Humans only have limited mental capacity and no-one is ever operating at 100%.
We are all influenced by the world around us and by how our minds work. As designers we need to be able to understand this and design for it.
The power of 100 is a powerful way to understand the modern world we designing for. How your website or app will be used in real life and to design for how people live their lives today.
Combining psychology theory, the latest in UX techniques the power of 100 is a modern design framework that matches the modern complex world we and our users live in.
After all a designer who doesn’t understand psychology is going to be no more successful than an architect who doesn’t understand physics.
Martin is a technical evangelist for Microsoft based in the UK. In his role, Martin talks with customers, partners, start-ups and anyone who is willing to listen about developing applications on the Microsoft platform. This includes Windows, Office, Microsoft Azure and Web technologies including ASP.net and the Edge browser. Martin has been working with Microsoft development technologies since the late 90's and has been working for Microsoft directly since 2005.
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.
Slot 1 - Chris Perks (@perksc) - Elasticsearch
Slot 2 - John Stovin (@johnstovin) - Paket
Slot 3 - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite) - Messaging with MassTransit
Slot 4 - Elliot Chaim - Hadoop/HDInsights
Slot 5 - TBA