Events Listings

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.

NaNoWriMo

Monday, June 9th, 2014
NanoWriMo

NanoWriMo

Title: NaNoWriMo

Description: Manchester NaNoWriMo

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

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, painstaking month of literary abandon. Participants across the world begin writing on November 1. The aim is to the write a 50,000 word (approx 175 pages) novel by 11:59:59pm on November 30.

NaNoWriMo is a novel writing program for all those who have considering writing a novel but have been discouraged by the time and effort involved. This month is focussed on getting words on paper, on getting that story onto the page. The words you write may not be award winning prose but at least your story will be told. The refinement and rewording can come later.

Whilst writing a novel might be an individual task, by no means will you be alone in your battle. You can draw comfort from the fact that alongside you is an enthusiastic and engaging group of other participants fighting the same fight, going through the same joys and sorrows towards that ultimate goal of a finished work of fiction. The charge is led by three NaNo-veterans known as the Municipal Liaisons who will be there to guide you through the month. They will also be writing their own novels alongside you!

Hot drinks are provided. You’re encouraged to bring food, treats, willing friends and whatever device you prefer to write on. Power points will be available. For further information about NaNoWriMo and the events happening in your region, see the links below:

Official Website: www.nanowrimo.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nanowrimomanchester

North West Playtesters

Monday, June 9th, 2014
North West Playtesters

North West Playtesters

Title: North West Playtesters

Location: Terrace (to the right of MadLab, through the black doors and immediately right up the stairs)

Description: North West Playtesters it a group welcome to anyone to showcase their game and playtest each others games. It’s welcome to all type of games from board and card games, video games, mobile games or any fun and entertaining game! Even if you are not creating a game come down to discover new things and give valuable feedback to designers.

Date: 22-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00