Sheffield

  • CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we intend to provide a workspace for people with no programming skills to come and learn the basics, with mentors available to answer your questions and help you on your way. Our sessions will also be suitable for people with basic skills who need support to develop them, and even for people with intermediate or advanced skills who just want to come along to a space where everyone is immersed in code!

    Come along and talk to our mentors - they can help if you need some pointers to get started with programming, some advice on a project you're working on, or if you have any other questions about coding or getting your first job in the tech industry.

    Spaces Acero is home to comfy private offices, coworking space for excellent networking, and meeting rooms with admin support when you need it. Open walkable spaces and casual seating areas cultivate exciting opportunities to collabo...

  • Join us on 22nd Nov for a free introduction to how legal technology is being used in law firms currently and how much of a growth sector legal technology is.

    We want tech firms and coders to consider whether products they already have could be adapted for use in the legal sector, or to consider creating new products to meet the needs of the legal sector.

    In addition Freeths LLP will now be hosting a free lunch and roundtable discussion as well as running a free Legal Business Clinic for tech professionals as part of the event.

    See the "Tech Track" on the information page for more details.

  • The Platform is excited and delighted to host Sheffield Digital's first Showcase - a new event series in which local firms and freelancers are invited to present a significant piece of digital work they’ve recently worked on.

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

  • 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.

  • Social media profits come from advertising revenue. As a result, companies like Twitter and Facebook care most about monthly active users. Sadly, people spend more time on these services when they see content that angers them.

    But what are the alternative business models? And how can we create platforms that benefit our digital well-being?

  • Sheffield meetup for web designers & developers: UX/UI, content, accessibility, and code. See www.meetup.com for full details

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

  • December is a time for winding down, so we'll be having some Xmas drinks at Bamboo Door and food at Aagrah (www.aagrah.com).

    We'll be booking a table at Aagrah so we'll need to get numbers ASAP.

    We will plan to meet at the pub Bamboo Door (www.bamboodoor.co.uk) then we'll head to Aagrah (www.aagrah.com) for 7:30pm.

  • Yes, that's right! It's another festive round of 'How the f**k do you test...'

    This year we'll be applying the gifts of hindsight and testing to Home Alone.

    Maybe with some testers on the case, Kevin might not have been left behind and the McAllister's house might be a bit more secure. Or maybe we could put our black hats on and see how the Wet Bandits could have been a bit more successful as hackers. Err... I mean burglars.

    After that, plans are pretty relaxed... There'll be the usual dice and card games floating around. Take the chance to do a bit of networking. Or just kick back and have a chat with a beer. It's Christmas!

    December 4th. Rutland Arms. Doors open 6:30pm. Festivities kick off at 7.

    See you there!

  • 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'.

    The focus of this session will be 'Social Isolation. It's the first time we've looked in to this topic.

    More details to follow, but...

    We will most likely take this opportunity to discuss what we mean by 'social isolation', who is affected and how what role 'data' can play in understanding it in more detail.

  • Welcome to the third GoSheffield meetup! This is an opportunity for the Go community in Sheffield to meet once a month and talk about cool hacks and interesting technology.

    The evening will consist of a few 15-minute talks, starting at 18:15:

    * Mike Kaperys - Lean Docker images using the Builder pattern
    * Will Gough - Using Go to teach Go
    * Tom Hudson - Being a good Unix citizen
    * Daniel Martí - Parsing Shell in plain Go

    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...

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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

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

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, "How to parse a file" and "Kotlin for the curious" both being presented by Matt Ellis.

    **How to parse a file**

    Yes, we're going to look at file parsing. Sounds a bit boring, right? Wrong.

    In this talk, just for fun, we'll find out how to parse a file. We'll look at simple, handcrafted parsers. We'll finally figure out just how lex and yacc work. And we'll pick apart structured parsers that build abstract syntax trees as you type - ReSharper style. How is an IDEs parser different to a compiler? How do you handle sensible error recovery? What about significant whitespace?

    Everything you always wanted to know about parsing a file, but were too afraid to ask.

    **Kotlin for the curious**

    Interested in Kotlin? And why not - it’s a pragmatic language designed to remove ceremony, solve real world problems and still feel familiar to newcomers. It can target the JVM, Android, JavaScript and native code, even running on iOS. That’s a lot of reach...

  • 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.

  • Users of Splunk in the UK have to go to either Edinburgh or London in order to engage with the Community and help make the most out of Splunk, meeting others that are making things happen with data.

    This is your chance to have your say on how the User Group in Sheffield should run.

    The session will start with Tom West presenting a presentation given to the London user group to Visualise DevOps success through Splunk using apps built for integrating Trello and Azure DevOps.

    Following the presentation, the group will consider:
    What we want our community to be?
    How do we want it to operate?
    What subjects do we thing would be most useful to discuss?
    How often do we want to meet?
    Do we want to know about other user groups?
    How should it be led?

    The evening will close with an opportunity to network with fellow Splunk users over food and drinks

    PLEASE NOTE: EXACT VENUE TBC AT TIME OF WRITING!!!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • This event will be split into two parts, Gary Ewan Park presenting Chocolatey and the second half will be Toby Henderson presenting HTTP API patterns.

    **A night of Chocolatey! Yum!**

    Details TBC

    Gary Ewan Park (@gep13 (twitter.com))

    **HTTP API patterns**

    I GET how to DELETE but the real question is "To PUT or to POST?" or is it PATCH? What there's more?!

    After doing the standard HTTP CRUD, sometimes you need to do more, become a little more sophisticated in your manipulation of resources and add some depth to your HTTP API.

    This talk will take you through some common HTTP API patterns, provide you with names for these patterns so we can talk about them, describe what the patterns are and when they are generally used, and go through working examples.

    Hopefully, this information will help people create richer HTTP APIs, make you REST easy and everything 200 OK.

    Bio
    Toby Henderson is an Application Architect at Huddle, the #1 SharePoint alternative for enterprise co...

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

  • 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.

  • 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, 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...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.