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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 11
    presentations more slick and professional Posted June 21st 2013 in Events Comments are disabled Connected Hardware a review Thank you once again to this month s speakers If you missed the event or would like to watch is again the videos are below SuperMondays should be back as normal next month Also do remember to keep an eye on Appy Mondays for future mobile event Screach Stuart Varrall Bubblepix Jose Gabriel Marcelino Posted May 30th 2013 in Review 1 comment Connected Hardware Nike Fuelband Nest and Jawbone Up What do these pieces of hardware have in common They are connected to mobile apps to allow us to control them or view the data they are reporting This months collaborative event between SuperMondays and AppyMondays will feature speakers who have created hardware products that attach directly to mobile devices or have connected apps Please not that because of the bank holiday we will be meeting on Tuesday 28th May making both our names completely wrong Posted May 15th 2013 in Events 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

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  • Uncategorized Archive - Super Mondays - page 10
    download the presentation here http www creativenucleus com talks flash saviour of the internet sm090126 flash and flex php Danni Matzk I got into it for the penguins Linux on your desktop is ready for the mass market Danni started using Linux a few years ago out of frustration borne out of repeated antivirus updates on her WinXP computer While Tux was one of the reasons why she moved over to Linux she cited OpenOffice The GIMP Firefox and Pidgin as excellent applications on Linux Running Linux on your laptop was rather hard in the past but with the advent of Ubuntu Linux things are much easier Ubuntu is very easy to install and suports most network cards wireless cards and USB broadband dongles You can download Danni s presentation here http docs google com Present docid df9nq2gq 47hj65r2cb Paul Callaghan A taste of Haskell Paul was next up and he gave a presentation on Haskell a little known advanced and purely functional programming language The presentation gave a high level overview of the languages strengths mainly it s a great tool for manipulating data In particular it is a polymorphically statically typed lazy purely functional language quite different from most other programming languages Haskell changes the way that you write programs from functional steps to flow of information This makes it easier to produce flexible maintainable high quality software You can download a copy of the presentation here and Paul has setup a Haskell Google Group here http groups google com group functions in the north east Craig Rothwell Building a computer was easier in the 80 s The final presentation was given by Craig Rothwell from the OpenPandora project The Pandora is designed to be a handheld game console with high end PDA capabilities but may also be run as a low powered full featured Linux desktop The unit uses a 1GHz T exas Instruments processor 256Mb of RAM and a battery which should last 10 hours The units are manufactured in the US as they have had problems finding a UK based company to work with With over 4 000 pre orders the unit this seems rather short sighted by UK industry Craig was supposed to bring a demo unit with him to the talk but the courier couldn t get it to him in time He expects to bring one next month and hinted that we may see them in the shops soon with a price point of around 200 We also had contributions from the University Mark from the Twestival Newcastle Twestival is part of a global event taking place on Thursday 12th February The event is more than a pint between a few folk who use Twitter it s a chance to be part of something bigger to witness just how powerful and real Twitter s influence can be Because everyone running the event is a volunteer all money raised goes directly to support charity water projects We also heard that Newcastle University has

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 12
    about something different Come along and learn something new Richard Powell angular js Angular js is a JavaScript MVC framework maintained by Google focused on creating single page web based applications Philip Poots Ember js Ember js is a framework that has it s routes in SproutCore and allowed you to write dramatically less code Alex Kavanagh Coffeescript CoffeeScript is a language inspired by Ruby Python and Haskell that transcompiles to JavaScript Posted April 17th 2013 in Events Comments are disabled Synthetic Biology a review A big thank you to Matthew Pocock for organising this month speakers Anil Wipat Owen Gilfellon Sneha Solanki Daniel Frankel Jane Calvert Harsh Sheth It was a great success interested a lot of people and will hopefully lead to some interesting collaborations in the future Matthew Pocock Anil Wipat Owen Gilfellon Sneha Solanki Daniel Frankel Jane Calvert Harsh Sheth Posted March 29th 2013 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

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  • Uncategorized Archive - Super Mondays - page 11
    PHP etc it was agred that the cost benefit of rapid development and easily maintainable code was a major advantage Brian gave an excellent introduction to Tcl Tool Command Language pronounced as tickle Starting in 1998 the language was born out of frustration with programmers devising their own poor quality languages intended to be embedded into applications It quickly gained wide acceptance on its own and is generally thought to be easy to learn but powerful in competent hands It is most commonly used for rapid prototyping scripted applications GUIs and testing Alex listening Alex spoke on behalf of Python a general purpose high level programming language Its design philosophy emphasizes programmer productivity and code readability The language has an extensive use of whitespace as block delimiters which leads to programmers producing code that is often generally easy to ready and subsequently easy to maintain Unfortunately the event was very friendly and cordial Each speaker advocated the adoption of a language as a function of the needs and skills of the project not the technology The general consensus was that languages need to have a large community adoption for them to grow and continually evolve The event was closed off at around 8 00 with a quick disussion around future events and how participation on the message board is essential to help build a strong and long living community A special thank you to Shuoling for taking photos and publishing them Posted November 5th 2008 in Uncategorized 1 comment A Movement Is Born Last night we had our first meeting at the Newcastle University Beehive Centre Even with the short notice we had around 20 people from the various user groups as well as some PHD students from the university in attendance Groups represented were ncl rb Ruby Tyneside Linux

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 13
    in Events 1 comment Ignite100 sneak preview a review Photo by ab thomas In early November we hosted the ignite100 teams at SuperMondays This was another sell out audience and expertly hosted by Paul Smith You can read a full review on the BetaRocket website http www betarocket co uk 2012 11 07 meet the ignite100 teams Thank you to all of our speakers atendes and sponsors Posted November 9th 2012 in Review Comments are disabled Local and Hyper Local a review The market for news and in particular local news has changed significantly over the past generation In October we tried to unpick these changes and see how some local journalists are trying to change this Our speakers included Rick Waghorn CEO and Co founder of local online advertising exchange Addiply Rick is a former award winning provincial football reporter Now one of the UK s leading thinkers and practitioners of new media behaviour first through the launch of MyFootballWriter April 06 then via the development and launch of Addiply 2008 and the birth of his own new media blog RickWaghorn 2008 Addiply aims to build a collaborative open advertising network and will open it s API to developers early next year Stephen Noble Founder and Editor at Keep Your Eyes Open The North East s Arts and Culture Dispatch KYEO tv was set up in 2010 to bridge the gap between the high end music and arts publications and quick accessible online information Part magazine part guide and focused on video KYEO tv is a an experimentation into the new forms of journalism starting to be embraced by the traditional press Ian Wylie Founder of JesmondLocal a hyperlocal news service for people who live and work in Jesmond While most hyperlocal services are run by enthusiastic amateurs JesmondLocal

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 14
    on how to setup develop and deploy django based apps You can download his slides here http t co gjL4arWG and his code examples here http t co GXXpn1Gw Michael is a regular speaker at SuperMondays and this month spoke in detail about Vagrant a tool that he uses extensively to manage his various development environments at Ground Six You can download Michael s slides here http www slideshare net michaelpeacock vagrant 14094782 Posted September 1st 2012 in Review Comments are disabled Review Speakers Corner July 2012 This month we have three excellent speakers Richard Powell Running Workshops The Benefits How To and Get Involved Ryan Foster Lean eCommerce Using Shopify and Working Internationally from the North East Andrew Westgarth Stories from the User Group Frontline Janet E Davis wrote an excellent event report here http janetdavistheperson wordpress com 2012 07 31 supermondays july 2012 Richard Powell also wrote an excellent event report here http www byrichardpowell co uk post 28897424231 ryan foster lean ecommerce at super mondays Posted July 25th 2012 in Uncategorized 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

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 15
    insight to the world of the homebrew makers and hardware hackers The bedrock of today s computer industry this movement is seeing an international comeback and pushing today s technology forward and making it accessible to the masses Our presentation topics were 3D Printing 3D prototyping has been available for decades but only in recent years has the hardware cost has been affordable Thanks to this open source software and sharing on the Internet is it now practical to make a 3D printer at home Cay Green gave us a thrilling presentation on how the technology works The Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi is at sub 25 single board computer with the aim of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools and is often equated to the 1980s BBC Microcomputer Demand for the device has been extraordinary bringing down both the Farnell RS Components web sites on launch but luckily Tony Dixon managed to get one of the initial 10 000 boards produced and he gave us a full rundown of its capabilities The Arduino Arduino is a popular open source microcontroller board designed to make using electronics more accessible to everyone The hardware costs around 20 is easily programmed by coders and non coders alike from any computer and can react to and control all kinds of electronics devices Ed Bisdee gave us a great introduction to the Arduino BeagleBone The BeableBone presentation was the fourth and final presentation on the night Nigel Hope introduced us to this rather powerful opensource development board Stuart Holmes has written the following event review too http www xero g co uk trubru 2012 05 supermondays a review for april 2012 Our thanks goes out to Alistair for organising an excellent event to the speakers for all of their efforts in

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  • Super Mondays - A strong and vibrant IT community based in the North East Of England - page 16
    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 Review Games the state of play If you follow the news in technology you ll have seen that games and specifically gamification is a big thing right now This month Supermondays or Super MonTuesdays thanks to the Monday Bank Holiday took the subject head on with talks from various angles in the industry ranging from Java based gladiator cricket games to running games at conferences you can continue reading this excellent account of the night on Vikky Teinaki s excellent blog more Posted September 1st 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

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