• We are lucky enough to have a member of the Beano Studios team coming to give us an insight into how they created this award-winning experience. James Nation, Head of Design & UX, will talk about Beano Studio’s approach to UX and design and will dive into how was relaunched as a completely new digital network, with the goal of providing kids with an ever-changing digital stream that reflects their lives through an eclectic mix of content types.


  • If you don’t work in digital, it can be very hard to know where to start. 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.

  • A demonstration of the impact of communication (or lack of) in achieving any goal.

    This months Agile Sheffield meetup is delivered by Becky Leggett from Joule Digital.

    "One of the top questions I've received recently is about how to re-unite disconnected teams that are working in silos and create a more inclusive environment. Often the problem is around ineffective communications so I'm going to explore the impact of this and some useful techniques that can be used to tackle the issue."

    It's going to be a practical agile sheffield meetup, so you'll get a chance to learn and try some great techniques to get teams working better together.

  • Please note that this event is ticketed as previous similar events have proved to be reasonably popular. Tickets are free but donations to our hosts, Union St., will be welcome on the day. The link for the ticket page is here:

    The micro:bit and hardware project evenings are intended for the most part to be an excuse to play around. You will be encouraged to pair or team up with others and see what you can make. If you are a newcomer to python, you will be learning by experimentation rather than through a formal tutorial. There are expected to be a number of people with enough knowledge of python around to help those who get stuck.

    There will be some micro:bits available to play with over the evening although you can bring your own. Alternatively you might choose to bring a Raspberry Pi or anything else you want.

    Attendees are also encouraged to bring along any projects they...

  • How not to get stung...

    Yes, this month at ShefTest we're talking everything OWASP!

    We'll be having a run through the latest Top 10, looking at how to test for vulnerabilities and defend against them in the first place. Share your favourite security testing wins and fails. Bring a device if you want and we'll check out some vulnerable apps and VMs that you can practice on at home.

    < and here comes the usual end spiel. blah blah blah... if you'd like to present, sponsor or host a meetup then please do get in touch. >

  • A health check for newly practicing ScrumMasters. The clinic is a place to come to share your struggles, offer ideas, listen and learn, and become rejuvenated in your work. There is no set agenda, rather each clinic will be structured around the current needs of the participants. Through the use of various learning techniques, including interactive exercise, role-play, pair dialog and whole group conversation specific issues will be explored, and resolutions sought.

  • 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.

    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...

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • 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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  • 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.