Sheffield

  • First we had Agile Room 101.
    Then we had Agile Dragon's Den.
    Now we've got Agile Blankety Blank.

    March's agile Sheffield is lightening talks by another name and with a game show twist*.

    Can you come up with a short talk (between 5 - 10 minutes) with the title 'Agile is ___________________' or '________________ is agile'?

    You can deliver your talk alone, in pairs or as part of a group. You can use slides, images, objects or just yourself. Your talk can be complete or a pitch to present something longer at a future meetup. It's up to you.

    Please let us know if you'll present a talk so we know this event can happen!

    If you've attended agile Sheffield before you'll know it's a group which listens, talks and asks questions. It's a group which wants to learn and bring together the agile community in Sheffield. That community is made up of people who have worked with agile practices and principles for a long time, those who have only briefly read the Agile Manifesto for Software Developm...

  • With 50% of searches expected to be done using voice in 2020, the BBC has been experimenting in the Voice space for a while. If pauses are the new pixels, what does this mean for the UX process? How do you test a conversation?

    Charlotte Davies, Senior Researcher at the BBC, will be sharing what she has learnt from doing research on this platform, including what methods you can use and what challenges you might face.

  • We're hosting an Eye Tracking innovation forum with Tobii to discover how Eye Tracking could enhance the way you build products and design services for your clients

    Tobii Dynavox are based here at Sheffield Tech Parks, and the wider group are flying in from Sweden to demonstrate Eye Tracking applications in Gaming and Professional Research, User Experience and Interaction and more.

    The event will be held at Kommune – the new food hall and event space at Castle House on Angel Street

    This is set to be a popular event, so we recommend people register early

  • Sheffield DM returns to the Sheffield Tap on Thursday 28th March, where we will be joined by John Jackson, Strategy Director at Epiphany Search – one of the most well-known digital agencies in the country.

    John will be delivering a fascinating talk entitled “MadMen Vs The Social Network”

    Every year digital marketers are bombarded with predictions about what is going to be "Big" in digital marketing in the next year.

    In reality, it’s very rare for any of these predictions to come true.

    But there is another way…

    Marketing has been going on for hundreds of years. In this talk, John will be looking at the many the lessons put in place by legendary marketers like Bernbach and Ogilvy, highlighting how these tried and tested principles can help us achieve results in the modern digital world.

    Register for the next event today. It’s completely free to attend, and each guest will get a free drink on arrival!

  • 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.

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

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

  • Best practices for teaching (and learning) R

    The practice of teaching (and learning) R has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. In this session I will discuss how innovations such RStudio and tidyverse have created a more interactive and engaging experience for both learners and trainers. If you teach R, or are starting to learn R, come along and share your experiences on what approaches and resources you have found useful.

    Speaker bio: Mark joined the University of Sheffield in October to start a Bioinformatics Core service having previously worked for Cancer Research Uk in Cambridge. He has been teaching R and data analysis for 10 years and recently qualified as a Software Carpentry instructor.

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    Using density-structured models to understand weed dynamics at large scales

    A central problem in ecology is the mismatch between the scale at which we can easily collect data, and the scale at wh...

  • 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 on .NET Core Apps in Production presented by Keith Williams.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👩‍🏫 .NET Core Apps in Production
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 .NET Core Apps in Production (Demos/Questions)
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 *.NET Core Apps in Production*
    Keith Williams leads the development team at Cascade HR (part of the IRIS Software Group) and is currently modernizing an app that has been making sure that employees get their appraisals and, more importantly, get paid, since 1992.

    Keith has been proudly and successfully running .NET Core apps in production since the heady days of beta4 in 2015, and here he is to share his experience and hard-won knowledge of the field with us.

    If you've been paddling in the changeable cross-platform waters yourself, are confused and surprised by the current expanding landscape, or are just wondering what the point of it all is, then this talk is for you.

    Keith will shed light on the history of .Net Core, c...

  • 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:

    * Blair Garrett - Tales of a beginner
    * Glen Mailer - Going to Go
    * Karen Flower - Simplifying Data visualisation
    * (empty slot)

    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:
    * Monzo - monzo.com
    * U Account - www.uaccount.uk

  • For all event details, please visit communities.techstars.com

    🔥 Startup Weekend Sheffield is BACK this April! 🔥

    On the 5th - 7th April 2019 we will be hosting the biggest Startup Weekend Sheffield yet.

    We will have the return of Sheffield's favourite event host and the highest energy human you may ever meet: Sean Paul Shanor, all the way from Norway!

    We will have food from our absolute hit last event, Street Food Chef, amongst other catering services from local Sheffield businesses.

    We'll have a whole host of new judges, sponsors, and mentors from the biggest business leaders in Sheffield, including those from Sheffield Technology Parks and Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.

    And we'll even be hosted in Sheffield Hallam's very own Enterprise co-working space. A massive space dedicated to the growth of entrepreneurs at Sheffield Hallam University, fitted with meeting rooms, kitchen space, and a beautiful view of Sheffield.

    To say we're excited is a...

  • 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 7 and 8. If you didn't start on day 1, you can just jump in at day 7!

    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 need to be a "functional language", although functional approaches and their practical considerations will be a focus.

    You can see some of our work at github.com. We look forward to seeing you!

    Follow (def shef) on Twitter @def_shef

    We adhere to the Sheffield Digital code of conduct. We're grateful to Sheffield Technology Parks for hosting us and ask that you l...

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  • 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.

  • Thank you to N2WS for sponsoring this meet-up. Find out more about N2WS Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions at N2WS.com.

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

    18:30: James Ridgway - Save money and reduce risk by deploying your applications as Immutable Servers to EC2 Spot Instances

    19:15: Break

    19:30: Stuart Lupton - Backup and Data Protection Strategy

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

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

  • 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 Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?! with Jamie Taylor.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👩‍🏫 Splunk for Developers
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 *Introduction to Splunk for Developers*

    How to use log analytics to write more efficient applications and speed up delivery.

    👉 *Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.*

    Blazor and Web Assembly are both relatively new ideas. Or are they? WebAssembly has been around for a lot longer than you might think, and running .NET in the browser isn't a new idea either - who remembers SilverLight?

    Jamie will cover a little of the history of front end technologies - going all the way back to the first browser to support CSS, and coming back to the present day - before diving into just what WebAssembly is, and how Blazor, M...

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  • 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.

  • How to avoid digital disarray.
    A senior software developer and digital project manager will share their thoughts, experiences and practices in how to more than survive during digital disarry. Then we'll have time for the group to help shape and prioritise future events and activities. As always - there'll be plenty of time for a chat.

  • 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 - TBA with Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn)

    Slot 2 - WebAssembly with John Stovin (@johnstovin)

    Slot 3 - AutoMapper with Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)

    Slot 4 - Pimp(l) your .NET code with Zeb Mason

    Slot 5 - Debugging with Git Bisect with Luke Stringer (@lukestringer90)

    Slot 6 - TBA

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  • 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.

  • This event will be split into two parts, Jon Vines presenting Building .NET Core Apps using AWS and the Serverless Framework and the second half will be Ian Cooper presenting Event Driven Collaboration.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 Building .NET Core Apps using AWS and the Serverless Framework
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👨‍🏫 Event Driven Collaboration
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 **Building .NET Core Apps using AWS and the Serverless Framework**
    Jon has been building serverless applications for over 18 months, including simple APIs providing data for a front-end, to event-driven data pipelines providing new insights and applications. In this talk Jon will introduce the basics of serverless development and explain how to get up and running with the Serverless Framework on Amazon Web Services.
    He will reveal how his team succeeded in deploying a critical service into production in less than two weeks and share some of the hard-learned lessons gleaned on the way.

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