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  • Review Archive - Super Mondays - page 8
    a few presenters who presented short five minute presentation on some of the projects that they have been working on These speakers were after the break more Posted November 2nd 2011 in Review Comments are disabled Review An introduction to 4 programming languages Happy Birthday SuperMondays mynameiscolin Every day we work with the tools that we are familiar with We develop applications build web sites and deliver projects to happy clients However it is frustrating that sometimes the tools we use are not perfectly suited for the job at hand Learning to use new programming languages is hard indeed there are so many to consider Here are a few write ups of the night Stephen Moretti Vicky Teinaki more Posted September 19th 2011 in Review Comments are disabled Older Entries Newer Entries SuperJobs SuperMondays Network Flickr Other usergroups Discuss Archive November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 July 2012 May 2012 April 2012 February 2012 November 2011 September 2011 August 2011 May 2011

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  • Uncategorized Archive - Super Mondays - page 7
    the event We are also grateful to the Entrepreneurs Forum for recording the videos Posted November 28th 2009 in Uncategorized Comments are disabled SuperChristmas 2009 SuperMondays in partnership with Thursday Fizz CONNECT North East Adesign Association Refresh Teeside VBUG The Hub and the Newcastle Branch of BCS are proud to announce SuperChristmas is the Christmas party that brings our organisations together to round off an excellent year and to set the scene for 2010 The party will start at 7 00pm on Thursday 17th December 2009 at Hoults Yard The ticket price includes a light dinner ceilidh dancing and as much free beer wine soft drinks as the budget will allow all served in a farm house theme decked out with bales of hay Everybody is welcome so please do invite your friends there will be no presentations on the night so leave your laptops notebooks and netbooks at home Looking forward to seeing you there Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Event Partners Posted October 23rd 2009 in Uncategorized Comments are disabled An introduction to databases at the Bedson Last month we ran a hugely sucessful event on databases at the Bedson Teaching Centre at Newcastle University This was our largest event with around 80 attendees from various backgrounds including academic business startup and freelancers The three speakers were Ross Cooney This was a quick presentation covering where databases come from Why are new databases needed and what is the theory behind them You can download the presentation A brief history of databases here David Lavery Dave started with a quick run down of the various databases that he has used over the years and then gave an excellent introduction to SimpleDB from Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine You can download the presentation An introduction to SimpleDB and Google

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 9
    MongoDB Fast and Painless Scaling Sam Lambert MySQL Not dead yet Posted August 29th 2013 in Review Comments are disabled SuperMondays Databases 2013 Good news We are back this month but this time on a Tuesday Optimising key areas of your application with Redis Matt Wells Head Of Development Performance Horizon Group https twitter com ninja p http www ninjapenguin co uk Introduction to Redis strengths and weaknesses The talk will cover practical examples of optimising standard application operations using some of the key features of Redis Specifically it will cover the Redis data structures and very briefly touch on embedded programming with Lua MongoDB Fast and Painless Scaling Marc Qualie Developer Performance Horizon Group https twitter com marcqualie http marcqualie com MongoDB is an open source document data store which is designed for simplicity and speed I m going to cover how it can help you scale your application quickly and efficiently taking advantage of it s schema less nature to improve both development speed and application performance You ll learn how easy it is to create replicate and shard your application in no time at all with no additional coding to go from a single instance to a 100 node failure tolerant sharded cluster MySQL Not dead yet Sam Lambert DBA Badass Github https twitter com isamlambert http www samlambert com MySQL was first released 13 years ago and is still the database of choice for some of the largest sites on the internet Google Facebook Twitter In this talk we will explore the tooling architecture and techniques that allows us to achieve uptime scale resilience and most importantly constancy with this battle hardened database server Non standard queries Ross Cooney Head of Engineering Software and Telemetry at Smith Electric Vehicles The vast majority of database queries are

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  • Review Archive - Super Mondays - page 9
    aspects of computing for an older age group Gregor Rae BusinessLab and ActiveAge First up was Gregor Rae who is a co founder of BusinessLab and a strategist in ICT and corporate strategy marketing and communications Gregor has led a research programme into the Competitive Advantage of Ageing and the role of ICT in extending the economic and social vitality of an older population His presentation discussed the ActiveAge programme which is a research project looking at the market opportunities of an ageing population Caroline Findlay Newcastle Science City Caroline Findlay followed Gregor to give an overview of Newcastle Science City and how it can help with developing products and services Newcastle Science City is heavily involved in ActiveAge which is a collaborative action research programme that is exploring the opportunities that lie within new markets being created by the ageing demographic and how ICT innovation can help to meet the changing social physical and economic needs of an ageing society slideshare id 5191743 doc 20100730nscsupportofferingv1cf 100913115153 phpapp02 Andy Hudson Broadband Computer Company Andy Hudson practically needs no introduction He is amongst other things the founder and CEO of the Broadband Computer Company which has developed the alex computer system specially designed with the older computer user in mind Andy gave a very amusing challenging and poignant talk on how we the digital community have largely excluded the vast majority of the older population from using digital technology and specifically computers Actually he seemed to mostly blame Microsoft But it was revealing that we have built up a language and mystique around computers the internet and even mobile phones that is exclusive If you re not part of the club you just won t understand the MB RAM baud bps GPRS 3G ADSL and other terms we happily throw around Andy has also brought some demonstration machines running Alex to show the simplicity of the system Most telling for me was some of the letters that he read out from happy customers who had finally found a way of interacting with their siblings over long distances Or email to the rest of us A great presentation which is included here slideshare id 5191209 doc iwouldnthaveacompute andyhudson 100913103500 phpapp02 Dr Paul Watson Newcastle University Dr Paul Watson from Newcastle University is the Professor of Computer Science Director of the Informatics Research Institute and Director of the North East Regional e Science Centre He also directs the UKRC Digital Economy Hub on Inclusion through the Digital Economy Paul did an engaging presentation on the work that SiDE project are doing which can be seen below It focussed in on the technology behind the active kitchen and how they are collecting instrumentation data on activities that take place in normal home settings so that algorithms can be developed to provide automatic assistance from pervasive computers in the home to people with onset dementia and similar issues slideshare id 5217217 doc side 100916143546 phpapp02 Dr Sanjeet Pakrasi Connect for Care Dr Sanjeet Pakrasi finalised

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  • Uncategorized Archive - Super Mondays - page 8
    it s good enough for me Drupal makes web development easy by combining an excellent PHP mysql and user interface in a powerful environment that allows for third party modules and plugins Mike used an example of a website that he developed in 45 minutes to demonstrate how easy it is to develop using Drupal and the CCK Panels Five Star and Views modules This was Mikes second presentation to SuperMondays Our final presentation of the night was from Ryan Dewhurst who introduced his Damn Vulnerable Web App DVWA is a PHP MySQL web application that is damn vulnerable Its main goals are to be light weight easy to use and full of vulnerabilities to exploit Used to learn or teach the art of web application security Ryan first released DVWA in December 2008 and since then it has gained quite a following It has been developed for the use of information security professionals and students to test out their skillz and or toolz in a legal environment The newest version of DVWA is 1 0 4 and was released at SuperMondays under the GPL The group want to thank our four speakers for their time and commitment and Northern Film and Media for their sponsorship Posted July 3rd 2009 in Uncategorized 3 comments Ambient Honeypots full of Jewellery This month s event was different from previous SuperMondays events for a few reasons not just because of the fact that we held it on a Tuesday This month we changed the venue the format of the event and the topics of the speakers We hope that you liked it During the first hour we were encouraged to walk around Space 2 of the Culture Lab to speak to various product designers about their research projects This including presentations from Tom Martindale and his multitouch surface computer John Dawson and his interactive computer application and Guy Schofield and the rapid prototyping facility that Lab uses The second part of the evening was in a more traditional lecture environment The event was opened by Professor Atau Tanaka the Chair of Digital Media and the Acting Director of Culture Lab After a brief introduction to the facility its place within the university and a synopsis of some of the work that is undertaken there Mr Tanaka passed over to Patrick Oliver Patrick described the Culture Lab as a place to research the interaction with computers in everyday life Projects such as the Ambient Kitchen push the bounds of pervasive computing and apply them to everyday tasks in a normal domestic kitchen The kitchen has many computers and sensors placed in the floor walls and inside the appliances which collect data to be relayed to a collection of computers which analyse the data and provide feedback on a collection of displays around the room The Ambient Kitchen is typical of several of the projects at the Culture Lab in that it captures the users motions and actions with a view to understanding what they

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 10
    This month we will be moving fast and focusing on speed Super Mondays favourite Richard Powell returns and will be talking about front end development focusing on speed Graham Morley will cover the psychology of speed how website load times have an impact on user experience and conversion and how to design in an impatient world Paul Callaghan will briefly introduce Elixir a relatively new language which combines the flexibility of Ruby syntax with the mature technology of Erlang with the aim of making it easier to develop complex and massively scalable apps This has clear relevance to speed via multi core programming Oli Wood will pass on his experiences of performance tuning and talk about some of the speed optimisations Canddi have been making recently Stefan Dantchev will talk about new uses of randomness in algorithms to achieve a good balance between run time costs and optimality of results That is whether we can get a reliably good enough result in a reasonable time rather than a very good result in an impractical or even infeasible time Posted July 11th 2013 in Events Comments are disabled SuperMondays Presentations a review This month s presentations were on presentations Luckily we did not all vanish in a meta loop but instead learnt something about presentations You can watch again below Alistair MacDonald Conva Simon Heal Dan Peter Nelson Posted June 25th 2013 in Review 1 comment Older Entries Newer Entries SuperJobs SuperMondays Network Flickr Other usergroups Discuss Archive November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 July 2012 May 2012 April 2012 February 2012 November

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  • Review Archive - Super Mondays - page 10
    which gave us a sneak peak into the incredible amount of work and research involved in doing UX and Interaction Design properly on a day to day basis in a busy consultancy and projects company Her slides are below slideshare id 4860492 doc adayinthelifeofauxdesigner 100728154824 phpapp02 Joanne has also provided quite a list of resources for people to use here Graham Morley sumogray of Graphic ly gave an insightful presentation on the tricky topic of integrating UX design sprints into an agile process He described punctuated and iterative UX and design sprints that immediately precede the development sprints and the host of issues that come up and fielded many questions from the audience slideshare id 4848251 doc agileux 100727055218 phpapp02 Also Graham s resources for people interested in learning more about UX Third up was Lee Allan leeallen User Experience Director of Th nk who kindly stepped in at the 11th hour after our original third speaker couldn t make it Although not possessing a presentation Lee described his work at Th nk and how UX plays an incredibly important part of both guiding and solving customer problems He then took a barrage of questions from the audience Joanne and Graham joined him for the last 10 or so minutes for a panel discussion of topics thrown out from the audience Afterwards the host sent everybody to a pub that was shut so it is believed that the group split to several pubs in the area We ll check to make sure they are open next time Posted July 27th 2010 in Review 3 comments Newer Entries SuperJobs SuperMondays Network Flickr Other usergroups Discuss Archive November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September

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  • Uncategorized Archive - Super Mondays - page 9
    market your product and get your potential customers to move to your services Project Plan how are you going to deliver this What are your milestones These should be for development and finance Money how much and when Can you do this on a shoe string If not then you need to understand how much money you need and how you are going to raise it loan debt or bootstrap Staff who will you invite along your journey True success comes to people who build a team around them Rob recommends the Beermat Entrerpreneur by Mike Southon which suggests that a business needs four people and entrepreneur a techie a sales person and an accountant Choose these wisely as you will be spending quite a bit of time with these people over the next few years In order to get the best people it is often a good idea to give them shares in your business this will give them the enthusiasm to deliver beyond the call of duty Rob also recommends that you get a good accountant and pay them well for their services Many inventors take months developing their products and they don t release them until they are finished Rob believes that you should get a proof of concept up and going immediately so that you can show potential investors and business partners what you are talking about rather than spending your time talking about vapour Product Architecture is key but remember that your trade partners and investors only care about system stability and scalability they will look at you with glass eyes if you tell them what operating system you are using or what development methodology you use Keep it short and simple all you need to do is convince them of your abilities without boring them with jargon To raise money in this market you need to be approachable sociable reliable and above all you must deliver upon expectations Newcastle is a small place and the community of investors and professional advisors is very small be careful out there Posted April 30th 2009 in Uncategorized Comments are disabled Arduino and Amazon Marketplace a review Chris Barber from Carrot Media was first to the podium to tell us about a project that he as recently worked on integrating an online apparel shop into the Amazon com market place Chris client was already selling their clothing products very successfully through their existing online shop and on ebay but wanted to expand their exposure Amazon can expose your products to huge numbers of people and using an XML feed it is easy to manage your sales stock and returns An added advantage to the system is that all payments are handled by Amazon which lends credibility to the enterprise Once the project was in place the client was very happy to receive the first order within a few days and since then orders have kept flowing Due to the automated nature of the system it is expected that

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