Following our triumphant return last month, we’re going to try and repeat our success by giving our community another opportunity to discuss the topics that matter most to them. That’s right, it’s time for some more Lean Coffee!Continue reading “May 2019: Lean Coffee”
Code Cumbria is back! We have a new home thanks to our friends at The Guild in Carlisle.
Since it’s been a while since we held an event, we’re going to start by giving our community an opportunity to discuss the topics that matter most to them. That’s right, it’s time for some Lean Coffee!Continue reading “April 2019: We’re back!”
Due to lack of appropriate venue, we have decided to cancel the meeting for this Wednesday – February 28th 2018.
Apologies for the short notice.
We hope to be back in March, and will keep you informed. In the meantime if any Code Cumbrians want to self-organise and have their own meet, no matter how small, let us know and we will promote it for you.
Here are the dates and times for our meetings in 2018.
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, the 29th of November and we’ll be trying our spin on Co-working.
Co-working, where individual members of many companies meet up in a shared working space for companionship and coffee.
This month we’ll be trying out Co-hobbying, where Code Cumbrians come together to a shared space for companionship and hacking on personal projects. If you don’t have a personal project, that’s fine, by all means spark up a conversation with someone who does or learn about what others are working on. Maybe you’d like to contribute toward an open source project or even use the time for some focused learning free from distractions of the home.
Our March meeting was a fairly broad affair. We discussed the many facets of Ethical Hacking, then split into teams and tried our hand at some web-hacking challenges.
Our February meeting was an amazing experience for everyone who attended. From our first attempts to combine mob programming & blind learning to the first time creating a (working) game for many of us!
Our next meeting is almost upon us! On Wednesday February 22nd at 6:30PM we will be making our own video games.
The plan is for us to try out mob programming/blind learning: we’ll split into some groups (one laptop each) and try out a game development environment (e.g., Construct 2 (Free Edition), GameMaker Studio Free, or Unity (Personal)) from installation through to (hopefully) a working game! No prior knowledge required. 😎
Although we have always met on the last Wednesday of the month, it was suggested at our last meeting that we be more explicit about our schedule so here are the meeting dates and times for 2017.
Our January meeting was a great start to the year, with a good turnout and at least one new face. 🙂
Following our traditional round-the-room introductions, Jonathan Wainwright talked about Localisation (or l10n for those already familiar). Like all good talks, there was a great discussion afterwards.
After a short break Andrew Donaldson led a discussion on how we can evolve our meetings. This was intended to just be a call for more
organisers stewards (which still stands – if you’re interested let us know), but expanded into a round table discussion on what people want Code Cumbria to be. This is too expansive a topic to summarise, so you can read detailed notes here.
Following that discussion we decided on a theme for our next meeting:
Making our own games
As well as an open call for talks on this theme, we will try out mob programming/blind learning: we’ll split into some groups (one laptop each) and try out a game development environment (e.g., Construct 2 (Free Edition), GameMaker Studio Free, or Unity (Personal)) from installation through to (hopefully) a working game!
Our next meeting is on February 22nd 2017 – we’ll post more details soon – and we look forward to seeing you there!
In between meetings you will always find us on Slack: