Sheffield

  • What
    Agency Engine is an exclusive event for digital marketing agencies. It aims to bring together the industries leading teams and speakers to talk about the future of advertising in the region and what agencies can do to set themselves up for future growth and success. We'll be joined by speakers from leading regional agencies with the chance to network and make connections at the end of the evening. We'll be talking about

    -The advertising agency of the future
    -Developing digital skills
    -Kickstarting agency growth
    -Winning more business
    -Unlocking new opportunities

    When
    The event will take place at the Google Garage on Tuesday the 20th February at 5pm. Attendees can register for free via our Google form

  • Last month's k-nearest neighbour implementation workshop, but we'll recap how a k-NN classifier works so no previous knowledge required.

    This time, we'll look at how you'd use a kNN classifier to solve problems. We'll look at how we'd prepare data before we train and test the classifier. Then we'll use the results of our testing to try again, changing details to try and improve the performance. We'll focus on a tried-and-tested implementation like Python's scikit-learn kNN classifier (scikit-learn.org) but you're welcome to use any language and classifier you like, including one you've built yourself.

    We may also have a couple of short "lightning talks" from group members about how they're using or planning to use machine learning!

  • A CodeUp & Sheffield Ruby Mashup

    On top of our usual proceedings, we will have an intro to the Ruby language this month and we’ll invite some Shruggers to be on hand on the day for our students. If you are a developer from another language, or a beginner who would want to learn (more) Ruby, this is the place for you. I’m reliably informed that our mentors also do other languages, so can help on the day with your work.

    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 yo...

  • Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy that focusses on Continual Improvement in workplace. For an organisation in their Agile Journey, they need to have a Kaizen focus and work on Kaizen Transformation

    Retrospectives, one of the key tools, helps in identifying areas of improvement and help in Kaizen transformation.

    Bigger challenge lies post retrospectives ,i.e, executing the improvement actions.

    Overcoming the challenge in implementing change is what makes Kaizen Transformation a success.

    As part of this talk, I will share my experiences with Implementing Change and going beyond Retrospectives to achieve Kaizen.

  • The npm website has some catching up to do. It began as the
    homepage for a fledgling open source project and it has grown to
    become the foremost resource for over 600,000 packages in the npm
    registry. It now needs to keep up with the expectations of modern
    users and evolve into something better.

    This talk uncovers the process of architecting the new
    npmjs.com website, and examines how the changing landscape of
    development tooling has shaped it throughout its lifetime. It will
    also address the challenges tools must address in the near-future, and
    how we hope our experience building the new npmjs.com website can help
    the wider community.

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    Katie Fenn is a software engineer at npm. She works with all
    aspects of the web, particularly JavaScript, CSS, Node.JS and ops.
    When not at her desk, she is usually in the pool or on her bike in the
    Peak District.

  • 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 - Chris Perks (@perksc (twitter.com)) - Elasticsearch

    Slot 2 - John Stovin (@johnstovin (twitter.com)) - Paket

    Slot 3 - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite (twitter.com)) - Messaging with MassTransit

    Slot 4 - Elliot Chaim - Azure Data Factory

    Slot 5 - Adam Gask (@AdamGask(twitter.com)) - Chat Bots

  • 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.

  • Free-to-attend digital mentoring for small businesses, charities, social enterprises, and the local authority. legup.social is a collaborative effort from the digital community to help small businesses, charities and social enterprises with 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.

  • Applications for the 2018 Home Office Digital Internship programme are due to launch in April, with placements in user research, interaction design, content design, service design and software engineering.

    Before then, we’ll hold open days so potential applicants can learn more about the programme and the work we do at the Home Office.

    These days are open to anyone with relevant educational achievements or work experience.

  • Join us on the 29th March for the Front End Sheffield User Group based at Union St. Front End Sheffield is a bi-monthly event which alternates with Sheffield JS.

    Speakers TBC.

  • 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.

  • #FAIL - Lessons from infosec incidents

    Securing a web application is a challenge. The internet is awash with malicious traffic and web applications are globally accessible. Don’t make it easy for them and the baddies will move on and find someone else to annoy.
    We’ll look at the risks facing web applications, the basic steps you can take so that you don’t make yourself a target and the things you should do to avoid becoming a data breach statistic. We’ll also look at lessons that can be learned from mistakes that others have made.
    We’ll demo some of the techniques and tools in both attack and defense with examples for any web application developer.

    Robin Minto

    @robinem

  • 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.

  • With interest in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies going through the roof, Blockchain, the technology behind it, has never been more relevant. But how does it work?

    This talk is a technical introduction to Blockchains.
    What are they?
    How are they different from traditional architecture?
    What makes them unique?
    It also dives into Smart Contracts, explaining how you can encapsulate logic on the Blockchain, and wraps up with examples of real-world applications currently being developed and in-use.

    SPEAKERS
    James Morgan and Andy Gray.
    Founders of Blockchain Manchester and Associates at Equal Experts

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  • 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.

  • Messaging - RabbitMQ, Azure (Service Bus), Docker and Azure Functions

    Message queuing is becoming an essential part of modern architectures and essential for asynchronous architectures and microservices. In this session will be described the benefits of messaging systems, the software solutions that are available and typical messaging architectures. Examples will be made using Azure Storage Queues, Azure Service Bus and RabbitMQ. This talk is primarily about messaging, however as this session is for tech hipsters, the demos will be done giving an extensive introduction to Azure functions, Azure Resource Manager Templates, .Net Core and Docker.

    Bio
    John Staveley is an organiser at LeedsSharp with 17 years programming experience and has been a heavy user of RabbitMQ and Azure in the past couple of years.

  • 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...

  • Hastlayer Talk with Zoltán Lehóczky

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