Events Listings

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Sci-Fi Book Club

Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club

Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans

Date: 18-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

Our next book is Manhattan in Reverse by Peter F Hamilton (320p) which we’ll be discussing at 7-9pm on the 18th Nov at Madlab.

“In 1998 Peter F. Hamilton, the master of space opera and top ten bestselling author, published his first collection of short stories in A Second Chance at Eden. Thirteen years later he returns to short fiction with a new collection. This includes ‘Manhattan in Reverse,’ an original story featuring Hamilton’s popular detective Paula Myo, from his bestselling Commonwealth series.

From ‘Watching Trees Grow’ and a murder mystery set in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s, to ‘The Forever Kitten’ and the questions of eternal youth and the sacrifice required to pursue this, these stories deal with intricate themes and sociological issues. They take an intriguing look at what it is it that makes us enduringly human.

With all his usual wonderfully imagined futuristic technology, complex characters and brilliantly conceived storytelling, Peter F. Hamilton shows yet again what makes him Britain’s number one science fiction writer.”

Read the book and join the discussion!

Books for the following months are:

20th Jan – We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (256p)
17th Feb – Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson (384p)

See you next book!

Lean Agile Manchester

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Lean Agile Manchester Logo

Lean Agile Manchester

Title: Lean Agile Manchester

Location: New Art Spaces, Federation House (see below for directions)

Description: Lean Agile Manchester is intended to be the home of Lean (Kanban), Agile community in Manchester and surrounding areas. Of particular interest to this group are practices and methods for improving the effectiveness of software development. Kanban for software development, Lean, Agile, Rightshifting, Continuous Delivery and Systems Thinking are just some of the topics for discussion.

Date: 19-11-2014
From 18:30 to 21:00

Directions to New Art Spaces (Federation House):

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Art Spaces (Federation House) is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Want a map? Here you go:

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Street View walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.

Manchester WordPress User Group

Monday, June 9th, 2014
MWUG

MWUG

Title: Manchester WordPress User Group

Location: Terrace (see below for directions)

Description: A group for those interested in the WordPress CMS to meet, update skills and hear about the latest techniques.

Date: 19-11-2014
From 18:30 to 21:00

 

 

 

 

Directions to the meeting room at Terrace:

Terrace is the bar next to MadLab. It’s really easy to find. Stand facing the MadLab entrance and shuffle to your right until you get to their black double doors. Go through these, and immediately right again, through a door and up the stairs. Voila!

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.

Manchester Space Programme

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Manchester Space Programme

Manchester Space Programme

Title: Manchester Space Programme

Location: HACMan, 42 Edge Street

Description: BUILD MEETING!

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities. It has been funded as part of the UK Space Agency’s ‘Space for all’ initiative and is the inaugural member of the ‘Makers in Space’ UK community network.

Date: 20-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

North West Ruby User Group

Monday, June 9th, 2014
North West Ruby User Group

North West Ruby User Group

Title: North West Ruby User Group

Location: New Art Spaces, Federation House (see below for directions)

Description: A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Date: 20-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

More info: http://nwrug.org/events/2oth-november—the-circuit-breaker-pattern/

 

 

The Circuit Breaker Pattern

Bring your laptops because this month we’re taking a hands-on dive into the circuit breaker pattern.

Tell me more!

One constant in life is that shit goes wrong. When there’s an electrical surge in your house, every appliance doesn’t blow up because of a variety of fail safes, most commonly, fuses and circuit breakers.

In software systems, the Circuit Breaker pattern helps to keep misbehaving systems/resources from bringing down the entire estate. Restoring everything to normal once the offending resource starts behaving again.

The Circuit Breaker is a simple pattern that helps us to build robust, self healing systems that don’t require manual intervention to keep running. So sleep tight.

This month, Ash Moran and Mark Kirschstein will lead a practical hands-on session into the circuit breaker pattern.

Participating isn’t compulsory, but you’ll get the most out of the session if you bring along a laptop with ruby installed. Try and make sure you’re fully charged as we cannot guarantee access to plug sockets.

About the speakers

Ash is a software developer of 10 years. He likes making things that don’t fall on their arse at the first sign of trouble, so he was enthusiastic about working with Mark to bring the Circuit Breaker pattern to Ruby.

Mark is a Manchester-based developer who helps organise XP Manchester

Directions to New Art Spaces (Federation House):

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Art Spaces (Federation House) is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Want a map? Here you go:

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Street View walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.