Sheffield

  • Leadership comes in a whole rainbow of flavours! Come along and help us think about the different styles and focuses of leadership in the room, and the similarities and differences between us. A chance for some introspection into your leadership practice, as well as the opportunity to pinch some useful tricks from people who see the world from a different angle than you.

    Our pilot through the seas of discourse this month will be Kev Roberts.

  • Code First: Girls Spring 2019 General Beginners coding course.

    Code First: Girls runs free in-person part-time coding courses for female/non binary identifying young individuals across the UK and Ireland.

    Course dates in Sheffield: Mondays 18 February - 8 April, 6.30-8.30pm

    Applications close: Tuesday 12 February at 23:59.

  • It’s been nearly four months since we held our first AWS meetup. In that time we’ve built a relationship with AWS and are officially recognised by them as a community group, which means we'll now feature on their communities website. It also means that AWS will help us find speakers for our events. This month we welcome Ric Harvey who is a Technical/Developer Evangalist at AWS.

    18:00: Join us for drinks, cakes and cloud chat.

    18:30: Ric Harvey (Technical/Development Evangelist @ AWS) - Deep dive in to containers on AWS.

    19:30: Louise McMahon (Development Lead @ U Account) - AWS Pitfalls

    Thank you again to Sheffield Hallam University who are hosting us in Cantor Building.

    This months meetup is sponsored by DB Systel UK - the cloud migration and managed service specialists (www.dbsystel.co.uk).

  • Thinking about learning to code? Come along to one of our free evening Taster Session

    We'll answer questions such as...

    What is code?
    Is it for me?
    How do I get started?
    What opportunities will coding open up to me?
    What do we do at The Developer Academy?
    What's life like as a software and web developer?

    Our taster sessions are free, and during the session we will answer your questions, show you how to get started coding and give you a taste of what life's like to learn at a The Developer Academy.

    You don't need any prior knowledge. You don't even need a computer!

  • 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 second time we've looked in to this topic so we will be building on the conversations from first time around. You don't need to have come along before.

    More details to follow, but...

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

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

  • We invite you to our first ever Immerse Sheffield event at Sheffield Tech Parks.

    About this Event

    Our first ever event welcomes Daniel Bacchus of Sheffield Hallam University to talk about his VR art exhibition “Life is beautiful. Always.” that was hosted in Access Space in Sheffield in June 2018 and at Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2018.

    Life is Beautiful. Always.’ is a virtual reality exploration into the unique life experience of multi-disciplinary artist, Marcel Schreur; thirty year oral cancer and seven year vascular dementia survivor. Diagnosed by specialists as a medical phenomenon, Schreur has lived most of his adulthood fighting life threatening illnesses. Incorporating extracts from recorded interviews, 3D capture of Schreur’s studio, painting and sculpture, original pieces of 3D sculpture work created within VR by Schreur, motion capture, 3D animation, randomisation and user responsiveness, the experience generates a cyclical, non-linear narrative that explo...

  • Hot on the back of our last meetup - the lean coffee event we hosted to gauge interest in various subjects - it’s time for our first “proper” meetup of the year.

    Coaching and Mentoring was a popular subject for discussion at the lean coffee event, however it was pretty clear it was a subject that most of us are in the early stages of thinking about. With that in mind, we’ve got a couple of talks planned that will hopefully get the creative juices flowing!

    Aviva have kindly offered to host this event at their offices, so a big thanks to them for that! In addition to having a swanky location for this meetup, we’ll also be providing pizza and assorted beverages including some beer courtesy of U Account. We're told that nearby street parking is free after 6:30.

    First up, our latest recruit to the ShefTest Team - Samuel Turner - is going to present a short talk about his first year as a Testing Mentor and the lessons he’s learnt along the way.

    For our main event, Anne-Marie Charrett wil...

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

  • 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.

    Additional Information:

    www.elastos.org

    www.cyberrepublic.org

    github.com...

  • Every Developer Starts Somewhere...

    Get started with programming in a relaxed and supportive environment at our evening programming courses in Sheffield, with workshops led by the same people who deliver group sessions. £85 per ticket.

    Our Introduction to Web Development courses runs from 6pm - 9pm over two weekday evening sessions.

    Learn to make websites

    HTML
    CSS
    bootstrap
    Using common development environments

    How to utilise the latest software technologies for rapid web development
    Design Layouts

    Common layouts and techniques that go into successful design of websites
    How to structure your code in a logical way
    Making your code easy to search
    Forms and Input

    How using HTML and server-side technology to capture information
    Input validation
    Usability/Ease of use
    Web ScriptingTechnology

    Learn the basics of JavaScript and jQuery coding languages
    Client side vs server side
    key syntax, variables, loops and output to the web
    Web hosting

    How websites a...

  • 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.

  • DC44114 started in 2018 to help fill the gap between Steelcon every year.

    The group provides a regular meetup for anybody interested in learning more about infosec and getting to know like-minded individuals.

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

  • Cooper Sessions is year-long programme of events and activities aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

    Cooper Sessions include post-work “Fireside Chats” on the first Tuesday of every month, and hour-long “Lunch and Learns” on the third Thursday of every month.

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, Reasonable Software and TBA being presented by Ian Johnson and 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 Redgate, a company that develops tools for developers and database administrators.

    Ian...

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

    As usual, we'll have four fifteen-minute talks with a break in the middle. The talks will start at 18:15:

    * Peter Waller - Live-coding a "Go" compiler with LLVM
    * Viktor Poluksht - Introduction to NATS
    * Ross Prendergast - An infosec overview of Go
    * Daniel Alderman - Google Cloud Functions with 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

  • 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'.

    In November 2017, 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.

    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.

    As a result of this work, Roundabout now have 6 datasets they can open up to us for a data hack.

    This will be a continuation of our first Sheffield Data for Good hack on 26th January but you do not need to have come before.

  • 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.

  • Tekin Süleyman is a senior freelance consultant who’s been shipping Ruby code for over a decade. He’s worked with teams, large and small: from Government agencies (GDS) to listed startups (FreeAgent), and the world’s oldest and largest Co-operative (Co-op Digital). He also runs the North West Ruby User Group in Manchester, and we had the pleasure to collaborate with them on a number of occasions.
    Tekin has given this talk at Brighton Ruby, RailsConf and Railsconf Australia, and each time it gets better and better as he is great as incorporating feedback!

  • Beginners and experts alike are welcome. You don't need to know anything about functional programming!

    (def shef) is working through last year's Advent of Code (adventofcode.com) taking a few exercises each month. In March, we're looking at days 4, 5 and 6.

    We won't be able to complete these exercises in the two hour session. The idea is that you have a go on your own in the month leading up to the session and we can use the time to share approaches and learn from one another. You can use any language you like. It doesn't even need to be a "functional language", although functional approaches and their practical considerations will be a focus.

    We look forward to seeing you in March!

    Follow (def shef) on Twitter @def_shef

    We adhere to the Sheffield Digital code of conduct at sheffield.digital. We're grateful to Sheffield Technology Parks for hosting us and ask that you leave them a review on Google to say thanks!

  • TBC

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

  • Details coming soon.

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

  • Join Chris Riley, one of the organisers of PHP Yorkshire, in March for his Object Reorientation talk. The event is free, open to all and will be held in the co-working space at Sheffield Technology Parks.

    We are all SOLID developers who like to keep DRY, these are rules we stick to to try keep our code clean. Despite this, we often end up writing procedural code wrapped up inside objects. This code can be hard for our colleagues and collaborators to get to grips with and understand.

    Join Chris for this object reorientation as we take a look at how we can leverage the power of object oriented design to write code which is not just SOLID, but easy to reason about and easy for others to understand.

  • 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.

  • Join us on 28 March 2019.

    We pair small businesses, social enterprises 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.

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

  • Cooper Sessions is year-long programme of events and activities aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

    Cooper Sessions include post-work “Fireside Chats” on the first Tuesday of every month, and hour-long “Lunch and Learns” on the third Thursday of every month.

  • 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

  • The Games Education Summit 2019 is the first of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, through enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further Education, Higher Education and Industry.

    40 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will discuss best practice course design, debate the latest trends in technology and games production, review graduate employability, unpack the opportunities and costs of apprenticeships, address diversity and accessibility and review how educators work with industry.

    GamesEd19 is for games course leaders, games studio heads, games tools providers, games recruitment companies, 3rd sector games organisations and policymakers to discuss strategic issues of importance to the sector.

    Over 1.5 days, the conference will tackle the big issues in games education including employability, diversity, skills required by studios, apprenticeships...

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

  • Cooper Sessions is year-long programme of events and activities aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

    Cooper Sessions include post-work “Fireside Chats” on the first Tuesday of every month, and hour-long “Lunch and Learns” on the third Thursday of every month.

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

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

  • TBC

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

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

  • Details coming soon.

  • Cooper Sessions is year-long programme of events and activities aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

    Cooper Sessions include post-work “Fireside Chats” on the first Tuesday of every month, and hour-long “Lunch and Learns” on the third Thursday of every month.

  • 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 - Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn)

    Slot 2 - WebAssembly with John Stovin (@johnstovin)

    Slot 3 - AutoMapper with Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)

    Slot 4 - TBA

    Slot 5 - TBA

    Slot 6 - TBA

  • TBC

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

  • Cooper Sessions is year-long programme of events and activities aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

    Cooper Sessions include post-work “Fireside Chats” on the first Tuesday of every month, and hour-long “Lunch and Learns” on the third Thursday of every month.

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, Advanced Entity Framework Techniques and Carter being presented by Andrew Gunn and Richard Tasker.

    **Advanced Entity Framework Techniques**

    TBC

    **Carter**

    TBC

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

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

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, TBA and TBA being presented by Shahid Iqbal and TBC.

    Details to follow soon.