Sheffield

  • The Sheffield Digital Meta Meetup returns on Tuesday the 22nd October from 5.30pm at the Google Digital Garage at Barker’s Pool.
    The Meta Meetup is an informal get-together for Sheffield's tech, digital and design meetup organisers, so we can all meet each other, compare notes, share the things that are challenging us, and generally help each other's events become more successful. We also want to celebrate and support the many people who volunteer their time to bring communities together in Sheffield - our tech scene wouldn’t be the same without you!

  • 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.

    With many VR applications being built and companies dipping their toe in the VR water we are seeing that many of these have a poor user experience. As with any service, it’s important to consider the basic principles when designing for VR. Based on our experiences from testing with users, we’ll talk about some of the UX principles to consider when creating a VR app.

  • In this months Agile Sheffield Meetup we're going to be talking about backlogs.

    Product backlogs, sprint backlogs, team backlogs, release backlogs and any other backlog you can think of.

    We're going to explore what they are, how they're created, how we use them.

    As is becoming the norm, this is going to be a bit more than just getting talked at. So make sure you bring your thinking heads with you and get ready to get stuck in. But don't worry, there will be the usual refreshments provided so I'm sure things won't get too heavy!

    If you have a backlog at work, it would be great if you could take a picture of it (or screen grab if its virtual) and send it to me so that we can compare a few different backlogs - what they comprise of, their size, how they're used etc.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Rich

  • To help give today’s young women the confidence they need to tackle the world of STEM work Monster and Stemettes are partnering to put on five events around the UK this Autumn. One of these events is in Dublin.
    These events are designed to give young women aged between 15-22 the opportunity to network with and learn from people within the STEM industries and build confidence as they head towards the world of work.

    Attendees will take part in workshops on areas including interview skills and presenting, as well as hear from inspirational speakers from STEM sectors, including Sarah Wood OBE, Co-Founder and CEO at Unruly and Jaz Rabadia MBE, Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives at Starbucks.

  • 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.

  • 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: www.eventbrite.com

    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...

  • 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.

  • Predicting House Prices with Azure Machine Learning

    Everyone’s talking about ML, but what is it?

    We’ll start off with a brief explanation of ML, including an overview of the different types (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement) and algorithms (clustering, classification, regression, anomaly detection).

    The majority of the time will be spent giving a detailed demo using Azure ML Studio to create a model for accurately predicting house prices based on their various qualities. This data will be exposed via a web service allowing for single requests as well as batch execution for large data sets.

    You’ll leave with a good understanding of Azure ML and how you can use Azure ML Studio to build your own predictive models

  • After a number of successful ProductTank meetups in Leeds, ProductTank Yorkshire is now venturing south to Sheffield. We're aiming to bring the local product community together. We hope to get the Steel City sharing ideas, best practices and lessons learned from across the various industries. If that's not enough to persuade you, as with previous events there will be free drinks and pizza!

  • SHEFFIELD’S FESTIVAL OF ALGORITHMIC +
    MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE + ART

    8th-12th Nov 2017

    Featuring the premiere of new algorithmic audio/visual work from 65daysofstatic
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    Drum robots, hacked accordions & gramophones, live coding, e-textiles, kinetic art, and sonic machines

    Concerts, talks, workshops, installations, and an algorithmic rave

  • "The scene at an algorave is often what you'd expect from any good techno night - a dark room, engaging visuals. a decent, bass-heavy speaker set-up, and lots of people ready to dance. .. performers at algoraves respond to each other and the audience in real time, often projecting the lines of code onto the walls as they type. lt’s coding as improvisation and experiment.." - The Wire magazine

    Algorave is a combination of "algorithms" and "rave", the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and visuals, all created from code before your eyes. The Algorave scene is fast-growing, informally coordinated from Sheffield, and reaching over 50 cities over five years.

    At AlgoMech 2017 we aim to take Algorave to the next level, bringing together some of the best algorithmic (and mechanical) dance music producers and VJs, playing over Sheffield's fiendish DangerNoise soundsystem, with immersive projections covering the walls of Millennium Gallery. As with the rest of the festival we'll be mix...

  • Roller Derby is an assertive team sport which is played on roller skates and requires large amounts of skill, agility and flexibility. This talk will delve into the world of Roller Derby and what is necessary for team success. It uses Roller Derby to illustrate how behaviours we think are useful can sometimes be harmful and this leads to a discussion of patterns and anti-patterns in Agile software development.

    This talk would be useful to team members, people who manage software teams and anyone who wants to learn more about roller derby! They will leave with an understanding of what good looks like as well as a list of anti-patterns to watch out for.

    About our speaker

    Louise Elliott has worked in the software world for longer than she cares to remember as developer, technical architect and manager.

    She is passionate about cosmology, photography, visiting Antarctica (if only), roller derby, artificial intelligence, bridge (the card game not things that help you cross rivers), war p...

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • We are extremely happy and excited to announce Sheffield's first annual Digital Conference!
    This is the conference for the city's digital leaders - the people who are using digital tech to make people's lives better across the city, from the economy to skills, from improving health and well-being to building our connected infrastructure. This is the conference for everyone who is interested in developing the digital capabilities, economy and reputation of Sheffield.

  • 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.

  • December is a time for winding down, so we'll be having some Xmas drinks and food at Aagrah.

    We will plan to meet at a pub close by (If you have any recommendation comment below) then we'll head to Aagrah for 7:30pm.

    Our sponsor Modis has offered to provide some drinks free of charge to get the night going.

    We will be requiring a deposit of £10 per person, this is required for booking table. Feel free to sign up and either send me a message online to transfer the money or hand me the money direct at one of our meetups.

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • January Meetup, Talk TBC

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

  • 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.

  • Talk TBC.

    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.

    (en.wikipedia.org)

    Agenda:

    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