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  • 2014 June Archive - Super Mondays
    on Rails David Heinemeier Hansson kicked up a storm when he pronounced Test Driven Development TDD dead in his RailsConf 2014 keynote The ripples spread far and wide provoking a series of conversations between him Kent Beck the father of TDD and Martin Fowler one of Britain s most famous software engineering exports We ll use this conversation as a starting point to get a handle on TDD where it came from what it is and why there is such strong feeling over its ab use Reference will be made to key persons and literature with examples in Ruby being general enough to be understood by all Come and see what all the fuss is about find out why you ought to be testing your code and consider why you should be writing tests first Posted June 20th 2014 in Events Comments are disabled 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

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  • 2014 April Archive - Super Mondays
    event We will be back on the May 27th though Be warned it is a Tuesday because of the bank holiday Posted April 22nd 2014 in Uncategorized 1 comment Makers Videos It was a full house for March s Makers event So if you could not get a ticket or could not make it along then here of the videos A big thank you to all out speakers Also not forgetting Jason Judge and Peter Nelson for welcoming everyone at the front desk Steve Boneham for videoing the event and to Newcastle University for there continued support of Super Mondays Posted April 6th 2014 in Review Comments are disabled 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 February 2011 September 2010 July 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July

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  • 2014 March Archive - Super Mondays
    around the world Cay Green 3D Update Cay has embarked in a PhD at Loughborough University Design School researching further in to 3D printing She will be giving us an update on the progress made 3D printing in the last 2 years and will take a look at some of the work that allow non skilled users to make modify objects Glen will also be bringing it his working 3D printer so we can see it is action Ed Bisdee From Arduino to PIC When we last met Ed at Super Mondays he was an hit things with hammers engineer playing with Arduinos for fun Since then he has changed career and microelectronics is now the day job This time he is back and will tell us what he learnt moving from the amature to the profesional and give some insights to those wanting to move beyond the Arduino Chris Burn Lots and lots of LEDs If you pass Maker Space s window you can not have avoided being mesmerised by Chris s LED cube Chris often referred to as LED Chris in Maker Space has made many LED signs in his life and it is quite possible you have read one of them He will show off the cube and give an introduction to the magic that makes it work Dan Nixon Custombuild Quadcopter Dan is building a Quadcopter with full video that will fly itself The projects that includes both Arduino and Raspberry Pi is an ongoing learning experience pushing open technology to it s limits Posted March 19th 2014 in Events Comments are disabled 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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  • 2014 February Archive - Super Mondays
    your users the best functionality AND experience all at the same time WordPress WTF Adam Onishi onishiweb After you ve spent many years working with something you start to get to that point where you feel competent that you can do anything and every problem has a solution However with this understanding you also get to a point where as well as seeing how something works you can also see how badly it does it This is the point Adam has come to with WordPress In this talk you ll take a look over some weaknesses with WordPress exploring downsides of the architecture the theming and some more general problems around the platform But also you ll see how to avoid these problems and write better themes plugins and websites with WordPress CMS Horror stories and how stop them Pete Duncanson http offroadcode com offroadcode You ve build the site to the clients brief you launch it then the phone calls start Slowly be surely you stop telling your friends about the cool new site you built as the client adds Pink Comic Sans EVERYWHERE Skip forward 3 months and its no longer on your portfolio page yet the phone calls still keep coming how do I do this I want to make it do that but 5pm tonight I know it is 4 40 on a Friday but a press release has gone out Its rare a website is built without a CMS these days let how to build them well and with the editor in mind is still a journey most designer developers are just beginning to take Join Pete Duncanson he escorts you through a short talk on the pitfalls and horrors of building with a CMS and how to avoid them silver bullets garlic and wooden crosses are optional so both you and client are happy Feel free to heckle or scream Pete Duncanson is the Founder and MD of Offroadcode Ltd a focused team of problem solving digital folk who love the web With over 20 years experience of working with CMS s in one shape or another you re in good hands Drupal Myths and Legends Adam Hill http www consultanddesign com adshill Its true that Drupal could be smaller leaner produce nicer HTML and be more user friendly but a lot of the reasons given for avoiding one of the most powerful php applications come from the world of myth and legend The aim of this short talk is to provide a frank and engaging overview of some of the most believed myths that are associated to Drupal when choosing a CMS for a project and uncover some of the truths that are often overlooked Co Founder of the Drupal North East user group and actively involved in the global Drupal Community Adam will explain the weaknesses of this open source project while dispelling the myths that still circulate the developer community and ways to get the most out of this often misunderstood

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  • 2014 January Archive - Super Mondays
    Future DevOps from inside a billion pound company Oli Wood Building Boxes Better Sensible Scripting So Sysadmins Smile Oli s slides at online at https speakerdeck com coldclimate scripting creating aws based servers Sam Lambert hubot mysql me Please join us on February 24th for our event on Content Management Systems Posted January 30th 2014 in Review Comments are disabled SuperMondays Dev Ops We are back for our first SuperMondays of 2014 with some great talks on about and for Dev Ops Andrew Taylor Past Present Future DevOps from inside a billion pound company Andrew Taylor from Sage UK talks about the experiences challenges and successes in running infrastructure for the FTSE100 s only software company Oli Wood Building Boxes Better Sensible Scripting So Sysadmins Smile How we version control build deploy and manage our infrastructure using a basic set of tools specifically on AWS but a methodology that could be applied else where Sam Lambert hubot mysql me At GitHub we host 10 million repositories for over 4 million people I will share with you how we deploy hundreds of times a day manage hundreds of nodes and build GitHub all using a chat bot named Hubot Hubot was built at GitHub and quickly became the core of many of our processes as well as a powerful culture tool This talk will give you a look how we get stuff done and still have time to drop some pug bombs Posted January 10th 2014 in Events Comments are disabled 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

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  • 2013 November Archive - Super Mondays
    out to be a lot So that is SuperMondays done and dusted for 2013 and we hope to see you all again in January 2014 Posted November 30th 2013 in Review Comments are disabled HTML prototyping Web standards and a hint of encryption This month we have three excellent speakers covering the following topics Vicky Teinaki Got HTML prototypes We ve come a long way since the days of mocking things up in Macromedia Fireworks and pulling them apart in Dreamweaver Or have we I ll discuss some of the current practices on why to and not to prototype in code and some of the options each way from Bootstrap to Axure Martin Underhill The Importance of Web Standards Nothing is more important to a business than the bottom line That goes for start ups agencies and freelancers alike web standards affect every business in more ways that we might think I ll be talking about reaching as wide an audience or as big a market as possible through well written HTML and CSS and how that code is easier and therefore cheaper to maintain Ross Cooney A brief history of encryption from the Egyptians Mary Queen of Scotts American gold diggers and The Enigma machine I will show the evolution of ciphers and some of the tricks used to break them NB I am not a cryptanalyst just an enthusiast This event will take place on Monday 25th November at the Research Beehive in Newcastle University We will meet at 18 00 for tea coffee and sandwiches speeches will start at 18 30 Posted November 19th 2013 in Events Comments are disabled 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

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  • 2013 October Archive - Super Mondays
    programme matures so does the calibre of the teams and with three teams from Newcastle in the mix it s yet another sign of a thriving tech community in the North East This is our sneak preview event it s the first time the teams present to the public a month ahead of their demo day events in Newcastle and London Expect rapid fire presentations from all 11 teams and plenty to talk about afterwards We d love you to join us Posted October 17th 2013 in Events Comments are disabled 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 February 2011 September 2010 July 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 January 2009 November 2008 September 2008 About SuperMondays SuperMondays is a

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  • 2013 September Archive - Super Mondays
    teach at after school coding clubs or at non school venues such as libraries The projects teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games animations and websites Volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week and teach one project a week Metadata Janet E Davis https twitter com janetedavis My lightning talk will be on my addiction to metadata My work on digital cultural heritage projects in the past decade has focused quite a lot on creating collections item level descriptive metadata schemas with controlled vocabularies This was partly with a view to improving searching in the future when semantic search engines become more available I aim to be less controlling these days and am trying out less structured metadata in a blog that collates blogs written by people not linked by workplace profession or topic So much to learn Ben Cooper http www benjaminrcooper co uk We work in such a young industry and as we all know everything moves so fast What this means is new techniques frameworks and trends hit the web every day and we all need to keep our finger on the pulse so that we do not fall behind Obviously this is easier said than done and sometimes it is hard to find the time to read the articles and practice the techniques This talk is going to take a look at how I handle keeping on top of things without getting overwhelmed by the masses of data we all trawl through on a daily basis Home Automation Steve Jenkins https twitter com skyste With more and more companies getting into the home automation space and more and more devices coming to market every day I will be explaining the technologies and products I used to setup simple home automation and how I was able to adapt the relatively simple technologies to do more exciting things that what was available out of the box The Trials and Tribulations of WYSIWYG Editors Kerry Gallagher https twitter com kerry350 This talk is an overview of some of the features that can be used to create WYSIWYG functionality or even just somewhat enhanced text editing It will look at the contenteditable attribute the somewhat mysterious execCommand method and the lesser known Range and Selection APIs Mozilla s Educational initiatives Doug Belshaw https twitter com dajbelshaw Doug Belshaw from the non profit Mozilla Foundation will be talking about their educational initiatives He ll mention Open Badges a new web native way to share and display your credentials a new open learning standard for Web Literacy as well as Mozilla s Webmaker tools Time place The venue is Research Beehive Newcastle University NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom A map can be found on the eventbrite page Please arrive from 18 00 presentations will start at 18 30 Posted September 16th 2013 in Events Comments are disabled SuperMondays Lightning Talks 2013 This months Supermondays is going to be lightning talks

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