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This Meetup is for the myriad events that Farset Labs, Belfast's Hackerspace, puts on and which don't fit into one of the usergroup meetups. You can expect one-off events, as well as semi-regular series.

Upcoming events (3)

Coderetreat

Farset Labs

Belfast is behind. Behind 116 other cities that participated in Global Day of Code Retreat in November 2018 including Cambridge, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Southampton and Valencia. With this event we're going to catch up. Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done' we're going to collaborate, learn and develop skills. The day will include five pair programming sessions and will focus on abstractions, modular design and test-driven development. This event is for anyone who enjoys coding and wants to improve. This Coderetreat is run by volunteers from the Belfast tech community and Farset Labs; we'll handle logistics and provide a facilitator. After the event we'll grab a drink nearby, you are welcome to join us.

Explain Like I'm 5, With BCS Northern Ireland

Farset Labs

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. - Albert Einstein “Explain Like I’m 5” is our collaborative speaker series, where local developers, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, performers, scientists, and business people take a concept that may be highly specific to their area of expertise or work, and break it down to a lay audience from right across the STEAM spectrum with a minimal expectation of prior knowledge. The Theme: No themes this time, although if someone wants to suggest something crazy, get in touch! The Audience: The target audience is anyone and everyone who loves learning and expanding their horizons. No topic is off limits as long as you are confident that it can be delivered to a lay audience within the constraints of the format. The event is in two parts; an invited and a free-for-all section, separated by a beer, soft drink, pizza and fresh fruit intermission. The Rules: The rules for both groups are the same: Speakers have a maximum of 7 minutes to speak on the subject of their choice, followed by a short open Q&A. No Slides! The use of Non-Projected Visual Aids is heavily encouraged, and projectors may be considered for live demonstrations. Before the event starts and during the break, presenters (invited or unplanned) are asked to put a 3-5 word synopsis of their topic on the blackboard along with their name. The Compère will decide what order presentations will be done, so be nice to him/her! Punishment for rule/time violators is at the discretion of the compère. If you’ve got something you’d like to share, sign up for the "Speaker" ticket type or email [masked] to discuss it with the subject line “ELI5” See you there! The Support: Many thanks to The British Computing Society in Northern Ireland for continuing to support this programme for the past 4 years!

Explain Like I'm 5, With BCS Northern Ireland

Farset Labs

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. - Albert Einstein “Explain Like I’m 5” is our collaborative speaker series, where local developers, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, performers, scientists, and business people take a concept that may be highly specific to their area of expertise or work, and break it down to a lay audience from right across the STEAM spectrum with a minimal expectation of prior knowledge. The Theme: No themes this time, although if someone wants to suggest something crazy, get in touch! The Audience: The target audience is anyone and everyone who loves learning and expanding their horizons. No topic is off limits as long as you are confident that it can be delivered to a lay audience within the constraints of the format. The event is in two parts; an invited and a free-for-all section, separated by a beer, soft drink, pizza and fresh fruit intermission. The Rules: The rules for both groups are the same: Speakers have a maximum of 7 minutes to speak on the subject of their choice, followed by a short open Q&A. No Slides! The use of Non-Projected Visual Aids is heavily encouraged, and projectors may be considered for live demonstrations. Before the event starts and during the break, presenters (invited or unplanned) are asked to put a 3-5 word synopsis of their topic on the blackboard along with their name. The Compère will decide what order presentations will be done, so be nice to him/her! Punishment for rule/time violators is at the discretion of the compère. If you’ve got something you’d like to share, sign up for the "Speaker" ticket type or email [masked] to discuss it with the subject line “ELI5” See you there! The Support: Many thanks to The British Computing Society in Northern Ireland for continuing to support this programme for the past 4 years!

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Explain Like I'm 5, With BCS Northern Ireland

Farset Labs

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