Union St. Co-working Space

Union St is on the corner opposite First Point - see www.union-st.org

18-20 Union Street
S1 2JP
  • This month Ed Saxton will be giving us a talk on "Disentangling the Messes (that you inherit)"

    The following is a rough guide for how the evening is expected to unfold:

    17:45 - 18:15: Informally, a number of us are likely to be at the StreetFoodChef on Arundel Street for burritos. While these are not provided as part of attending, anyone is welcome to join us.

    18:30 - 18:45: Meeting starts with some time for announcements and usually some chatter.

    18:45 - 20:30: The main event/events.

    20:30 - late : Migrate to a local pub (in recent months we have chosen the Tap and Tankard on Cambridge Street, near John Lewis) for post event drinks. Note that this part of the evening is probably not suitable for any children to join in with, though this does depend on the rules set by the pub.

    Attendance is free and the event is intended to be suitable for all levels of python experience. Any under 18s who wish to attend must be accompanied by an adult, preferably also with an intere...

  • This month we have two great talks lined up for you and we'll be celebrating the brief return of an old Sheffield JS regular: Lewis Cowper - who's travelled all the way Berlin just for a decent burrito.


    "Memory: Don’t Forget to Take Out the Garbage" by Katie Fenn (@katie_fenn):

    Memory is fundamentally important to any computer program. It’s a finite resource, and is limited on mobile devices more than it is on desktop. JavaScript does a remarkable job of hiding this complexity from us. What’s going on behind the scenes, and how can you fix problems when memory runs out?

    In this talk I will introduce computer memory and how JavaScript’s garbage collector works. I will contrast JavaScript with other languages and explore how Web Assembly will change the web’s relationship with memory in the future. It will be aimed at JavaScript developers of all experience levels and backgrounds.


    "CSS and component based systems" by Lewis Cowper (@LewisCowper)

    With more and...