Sheffield

  • If you don’t work in digital, it can be very hard to know where to start.
    legup.social is a free to attend event for small businesses, charities and social enterprises. At the event you'll be paired with a mentor from the digital community to help you get what you need from digital.

  • 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.

  • Join us on the 31st May for the third Front End Sheffield User Group, based at the Cantor Building at Sheffield Hallam University. Front End Sheffield is a bi-monthly event which alternates with Sheffield JS.

    This month we'll be welcoming three speakers:

    Our first talk to kick off the night will be by Kevin, He'll be giving us an introduction to writing a Sketch Plugin.

    Kevin is an SVG and PDF wrangler at Bohemian Coding. Check out his Twitter: twitter.com

    Our second talk of the night is by Richard Miller from Inviqa and Amy Benson from AutoDesk. They will be talking about the Asylum Journey, a tech4good project that started in a hackday and is now used by organisations in Sheffield (and soon beyond) to help refugees and asylum seekers.

    Check them out on Twitter:
    Richard - twitter.com
    Amy - twitter.com

    6:15pm - Doors
    6:30pm - Welcome
    6:40pm - Talk 1 + Q&A
    7:10pm - Talk 2 + Q&A
    7:40pm – Pub!

    Our event i...

  • 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.

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of APIness : The Secret to Happy Code

    We spend our lives working with systems created by other people. From the UI on our phones to the cloud infrastructure that runs so much of the modern internet, these interactions are fundamental to our experience of technology - as engineers, as developers, as users - and user experiences are viral. Great user experiences lead to happy, productive people; bad experiences lead to frustration, inefficiency and misery.

    Whether we realise it or not, when we create software, we are creating user experiences. People are going to interact with our code. Maybe those people are end users; maybe they're the other developers on your team. Maybe they're the mobile app team who are working with your API, or the engineers who are on call the night something goes wrong. These may be radically different use cases, but there's one powerful principle that works across all these scenarios and more - and it's called discoverability. In...

  • Come and join us for the final pitching event of the Urban Flows Observatory #sensorbuild competition!
    Over the past two months, our nine competition entrants have been building prototypes of sensors that can capture data about how energy and resources flow through the city of Sheffield.

    They now face our panel of experts for the final pitch event, where they will show their prototype, demonstrate how it will capture data, and present how it could be scaled across the city. For the advanced stream entrants, we will also hear how their product could be commercialised.

    Our winners will receive a fantastic prize package including a £500 cash prize, support for commercialisation (advanced stream only), and the chance to see their sensors located in Sheffield.

    Each pitch is 2 minutes long and judges have 5 minutes for Q&A. There'll be an opportunity for you to meet the competition entrants and see their prototypes, as well as vote for your favourite in the Popular Vote category....

  • We've got a couple of great speakers lined up and an exciting new venue for this month too. With a proper projector and screen to boot!

    Join us at the Electric Works for an evening of security, skills and psychology. Thanks to Sky Bet Sheffield for providing the room and the beers.

    There's a slightly earlier than usual start of 6pm with talks kicking off at 6:30. We're anticipating a lot of Q&A on this subject too, so we'll almost certainly disband to a local public house afterwards to continue the chat.

    First up, Scott Storey with 'How to include security in your testing'.

    Security is hard, or at least everyone in security would like you to believe that. It’s surrounded in mystery and a seemingly impenetrable area for anybody other than “security professionals” to do.

    I made the move from test to security and in reality, lots of it is the same.

    This talk will take you through how I made the switch and what tools and techniques testers can bring in to begin including security...

  • 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.

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • 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.

  • This month we'll stick to one presentation, followed by a more informal discussion and/or drinks afterwards :)

    Speaker to be confirmed!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Zoltán Lehóczky (@zlehoczky (twitter.com)) - Hastlayer Talk

    Slot 2 - Michael Steele (@steelemck (twitter.com)) - Dapper

    Slot 3 - Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn (twitter.com)) - Power BI

    Slot 4 - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite (twitter.com)) - Error Monitoring with Raygun

    Slot 5 - Elliot Chaim (@elliotchaim (twitter.com)) - TBA

    Slot 6 - Jonathan Eyre - Nuance of developing Unit...

  • 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.

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • Save the date!

    Speakers and discussion topics to be announced soon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If you don’t work in digital, it can be very hard to know where to start.
    legup.social is a free to attend event for small businesses, charities and social enterprises. At the event you'll be paired with a mentor from the digital community to help you get what you need from digital.

  • "APIs are hard. They are pretty much ship now, regret later." -- Chet Haase.

    What do Greek philosophy, early video games, and Japanese bullet trains tell us about how we should design our APIs?

    Writing any old API is easy. Writing an API that can evolve to meet your needs over the coming months, years, and even decades; now that's hard. We'll look at some common practices and try to see where they go wrong, some misunderstood techniques and how to use them better, and some less common practices that might be useful.

    Let me give you some good advice that'll help you evolve your APIs, and some big ideas that might provoke some interesting thoughts.

    Bio:
    Gary is an agile provocateur, software nomad, and lean mercenary. His main hobby is to try and help companies to build better software in better ways. Sometimes this is by helping them with the messy human communication side of agile, and sometimes it's through teaching better software crafting practices - but it's usually at least so...

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • Details to follow.

  • Outside-In TDD (AKA London School) is a TDD style developed and adopted by some of the first XP practitioners in London which begins with writing an Acceptance Test for a feature and test driving the code out to implement that feature by concentrating on collaborating objects and behaviour. This session will demonstrate some of the techniques required by this approach, help you appreciate some of the potential pitfalls such as over-engineering and an over use of Mocking and how it enables you to more easily write better Object-Oriented code.

    Ian is an experienced agile software developer with a keen interest in software craftsmanship and functional programming in F#. He is the organiser of Warwickshire.Net, a principles-focussed user group for the Warwickshire/West Midlands .Net community.