Sheffield

  • Please note: This meetup is taking place on Wednesday, instead of our usual Monday timeslot.

    This month, we’re pleased to welcome two speakers from Berlin whom we had the pleasure to work with during Isle of Ruby.

    The two talks they will do are:

    * BOSH: a distributed system management solution

    This talk is a short portrait of BOSH: we'll see in particular what it is good for, its architecture, and its self-healing capabilities.

    Lucas Krebs-Pinto is a platform engineer at anynines and he does internal and external consulting around BOSH (package, deploy and manage cloud software) and Cloud Foundry.

    * Dev vs. Product...

    ... Or how devs can work on cool technologies and learn things while bringing value to the company.

    Fanny Krebs-Pinto is a product & project manager with a talent for organizing and planning things. She works for Holiday Pirates and co-organises ProductTank Berlin.

  • The event is free, open to all and will be held in the new co-working space at Sheffield Technology Parks.

    Our first meet-up of the new year sees Mike Lehan join us to deliver his talk; Real time web applications with Websockets.

  • Join agile Sheffield and the South Yorkshire branch of the British Computing Society (BCS) for an evening of learning and discovery as Tobias Mayer guides you through conversations and activities to increase your understanding of what it means to be agile.

    It won’t be an evening of listening and watching. You’ll be encouraged to think out loud, move around and take part in pair dialog and group conversation. Whether you're new to the Agile Manifesto or have years of experience - the evening promises to provide opportunity for you to rediscover how it’s values and principles could guide your work and life.

    • Open at 18.15 with refreshments (Due to the size of the waiting list we have extended the number of people who can attend. Please note that this means there will probably be more people than refreshments).

    • Activities start at 18.30

    • Finish at 20.15

    About Tobias Mayer
    Tobias has thirty years experience in the fields of group facilitation, social service, theatre, design, soft...

  • We get that sometimes, working alone in coffee shops or off the kitchen table can be a drain on your productivity

    So, we thought we'd try to do something about it. We're inviting all Freelancers and Sheffield Digital members along to our #FreelancerFridays - the 3rd Friday of each month - so you can work amongst other freelancers and make some new contacts in our recently opened coworking space - the Cooper Lounge.

    There's a small fee to cover our costs for which you get All-You-Can-Stomach coffee, Yorkshire tea and fast wifi, and any surpluses we make from the day will go towards future Sheffield Digital/STP events.

    What's not to like?!

    Limited to 15 people, first come first served. Please note that you must be an Individual Sheffield Digital member to register for a discounted ticket.

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

  • Inspired by a member new to a formal leadership role, we'll be chatting about the Do's and Dont's of leadership positions, especially right at the beginning when it's all shiny and new. Have you learned lessons you can share? Or are you in this position yourself? Or tell us how you'd like your own hypothetical shiny new boss to Not Screw It Up.

  • Do you want to work in tech but don’t know where to start?Are you working in tech but want to side-step or move up?Are you a student/recent graduate and want to find out more about what jobs in tech might be for you? This is NOT an event just for people with tech skills – though you’re very welcome if you have those – it’s for anyone who wants to find out more about what working in tech is really like and how to get there. We will be busting some myths and opening your eyes to the opportunities waiting just on your doorstep, so what’s stopping you? Come along and find out more!

  • Sheffield G Suite User Group is a new monthly user group for on sharing user stories and best practice as well as information on relevant apps and integrations.
    We welcome everyone with an interest in G Suite from Admins and Users to anyone interested in finding out more before making the leap.

  • Sheffield DM is a new bi-monthly digital marketing event in Sheffield. Our goal is to bring digital marketers of all experience levels, all skill sets and all interests together to share their knowledge and learn from others.

    Following the tremendous success of our first meet up, we're super excited to announce that the second Sheffield DM event will feature Andy Naylor, Consumer Service Manager at Raleigh UK.

    With a wealth of experience in all things customer related, Andy will be sharing his insight and methods, along with how he has driven long-term improvements in Raleigh's customer experience and customer loyalty in the ever-evolving digital world.

    Our event is free to all but we ask that you register online so we have an idea of numbers for the venue.

  • Happy new year!

    After the success of last year's Lean coffee, we thought we'd kick off ShefTest 2019 with another Lean Coffee style event!

    Lean Coffee is a really simple format to promote group discussion. The group suggests topics they want to cover, votes on which one to talk about first, and decides when to move on to the next one.

    We'll be using some of the outcomes from this evening to plan future meetups and to make sure we're talking about the things you want to hear.

    Check out leancoffee.org for more info. If anyone is interested to know what topics we discussed last year, check out the photos below.

    And as always, there'll be an opportunity for some networking afterwards.

    If you'd like to sponsor, host or speak at a future event then please do get in touch! And don't forget to keep an eye on the @steelbugs twitter account for details of upcoming events and updates.

    Hope to see you there.

    Iain.

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

  • Sheffield Data for Good brings together the data and social expertise in Sheffield to help solve the city’s social problems. And it's for anyone that's interested, not just 'data experts'.

    Last November, we started to look at homelessness in Sheffield and have since been trying to establish what questions people have about homelessness and what data is available to answer these questions.

    Since our last meetup in September, a small group from Sheffield Data for Good have been working closely with Roundabout to understand what data they are collecting and what this can tell us.

    We are pleased to announce that as a result of this work, Roundabout now have 6 datasets they can open up to us for a data hack.

    We will be running this hack as a full day event on a Saturday early next year but more details about the event and datasets will follow.

    This will be our first Sheffield Data for Good hack which is really exciting but if you have any thoughts or tips for the hack, please...

  • This event will be split into two parts, Gary Ewan Park presenting Adding a layer of Chocolate(y) and the second half will be Toby Henderson presenting HTTP API patterns.

    **Adding a layer of Chocolate(y)**

    Following Build 2018 where Microsoft announced that they will be collaborating with Boxstarter and Chocolatey to ensure the best Windows setup experience, there has never been a better time to look at these two technologies.

    In this session, we will learn from experienced package author, Chocolatey.org moderator and Chocolatey Employee, Gary, on how to automate the installation and configuration of all the software you need to get your job done. This will include the use of open source software tools Chocolatey and Boxstarter.

    Find out how to wrap each of your tools and applications in a well-specified Chocolatey package. Learn about common pitfalls and get an inside perspective on the package moderation process so that you can publish to the public repository on Chocolatey.org w...

  • We are back with the first legup.social of 2019.

    Join us on 31 January.

    We pair small biz, socent and charities with digital experts who can give advice on how to use and get the most out of digital.

    Head to legup.social to find out more and apply.

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

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

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

    This month we're having great speakers coming from far, including London and Newcastle! The talks will start at 18:15:

    * Paul Jolly - TBA
    * Roger Peppe - TBA
    * Jack Adams - TBA

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

    Food will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of our sponsors.

    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
    Sponsors:
    * Vistas Recruitment - www.vistasrecruitment.com
    * Monzo - monzo.com
    * U Account - www.uaccount.uk

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

  • Dark Peak is a user-run co-operative providing hosted open-source software for the benefit of our members. The 'co-op day' is when we get together to share knowledge, improve our services, and make decisions.

    Non-members interested in learning more about the project are welcome to attend. If you're unable to make the event in person you can join us in #darkpeak on Freenode, where we'll post updates and be available to answer questions.

    Doors open at 11:30am, official start time is 12:00pm. The event usually runs until people get hungry and we head out to find some dinner. Attendees are not expected to stay for the whole day, just drop in for however long you like.

    If you'd like to ask questions before the event, the best place is on the mailing list (lists.richardskingdom.net) - or in #darkpeak on Freenode IRC.

  • This is a group for blockchain enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and developers interested in contributing to and learning about Elastos (ELA). Let's talk about smart contracts, DApps, and the growing push towards decentralisation. We encourage members to communicate with one another, connect, brainstorm ideas, and collaborate on and off-list.

    Elastos is the world's first Internet operating system for the blockchain, built specifically to handle the stress of running large, decentralized applications that require a lot of storage and computational power. With over 12 million lines of source code, the backing of industry leaders ($31 million USD in 2014) like Foxconn, Tsinghua Science Park, and the TD-SCDMA Industrial Alliance, and support from the founders of NEO and other open access / decentralisation leaders, this project has the strength to disrupt the entire blockchain ecosystem.

    www.elastos.org

    www.cyberrepublic.org

    github.com

    github.com...

  • Sheffield G Suite User Group is a new monthly user group for on sharing user stories and best practice as well as information on relevant apps and integrations.
    We welcome everyone with an interest in G Suite from Admins and Users to anyone interested in finding out more before making the leap.

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

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, Advanced Entity Framework Techniques and Reasonable Software being presented by Andrew Gunn and Ian Johnson.

    *Advanced Entity Framework Techniques*

    TBA

    *Reasonable Software*

    In a reasonable a system (i.e. a system that helps me to understand it, to reason about it) I should be able to understand how to make a change without holding the entire system in my head. I should be able to reason where the change needs to be made and reason about the impact it will have.

    I want to explore what reasonable means to me, from the processes of the team all the way down to an individual block of code. Along the way, we will encounter existing frameworks, tools, and patterns that our community has developed over the years to help us to reason about our code and processes; I feel that they have often been misused and end up creating the opposite effect, adding unnecessary complexity to how we work.

    *Ian Johnson*
    Ian is a software developer working at R...

  • Dark Peak is a user-run co-operative providing hosted open-source software for the benefit of our members. The 'co-op day' is when we get together to share knowledge, improve our services, and make decisions.

    Non-members interested in learning more about the project are welcome to attend. If you're unable to make the event in person you can join us in #darkpeak on Freenode, where we'll post updates and be available to answer questions.

    Doors open at 11:30am, official start time is 12:00pm. The event usually runs until people get hungry and we head out to find some dinner. Attendees are not expected to stay for the whole day, just drop in for however long you like.

    If you'd like to ask questions before the event, the best place is on the mailing list (lists.richardskingdom.net) - or in #darkpeak on Freenode IRC.

  • TBC

  • Details coming soon.

  • Sheffield G Suite User Group is a new monthly user group for on sharing user stories and best practice as well as information on relevant apps and integrations.
    We welcome everyone with an interest in G Suite from Admins and Users to anyone interested in finding out more before making the leap.

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, TBA and TBA being presented by Keith Williams and TBA.

    *Keith Williams*
    www.linkedin.com

  • TBC

  • This event will be split into two parts, Tom West presenting Introduction to Splunk for Developers and the second half will be TBC TBA.

    *Introduction to Splunk for Developers*
    How to use log analytics to write more efficient applications and speed up delivery.

  • TBC

  • Details coming soon.

  • 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 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 - TBA

    Slot 2 - TBA

    Slot 3 - TBA

    Slot 4 - TBA

    Slot 5 - TBA

    Slot 6 - TBA

  • TBC