What we'll do
Join us for September's Staffs Web Meetup. This month, we have two talks lined up.
There's lots of free parking on the Entrust site. We're a short walk from the town centre and train station.
Thanks to our sponsors – Codeweavers ( https://codeweavers.net
) and Kanuka Digital ( https://www.kanukadigital.com
6pm - 7pm
7pm - 7:30pm
3D metal printing using modern C++
Cathy French ( https://twitter.com/CathyFrench20
Over 30 years since its inception, C++ is still the programming language of choice for applications needing high efficiency and control.
Fortunately, new language features and libraries added in the C++11 standard and beyond have made C++ much easier to learn and use, and less error-prone, than it used to be.
In this talk I will introduce one such application, Additive Manufacturing (3D metal printing) and its computational challenges, and describe how some of the new (and existing) features of modern C++ can help overcome them.
7:30pm - 8pm
Inspiring the next generation through Code Club
Tim Wilson ( https://twitter.com/timmy666
Code Club is a key educational programme for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, working to help young people learn how to build their ideas with code.
Meet Tim Wilson, Midlands Coordinator for Code Club and find out about how Code Clubs have been inspiring children across Staffordshire to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from.
Find out about the resources that children use, hear from Code Club volunteers about their experiences of getting involved and what you need to do to get involved as well.
8pm - 8:20pm
Break, chat & drink!
8:20pm - 8:45pm
Our interpretation of Lean Coffee ( http://leancoffee.org/
), a fast-paced open discussion. Using sticky notes, people post questions or topics. People vote and then we discuss them, most popular first.
8:45pm - 9pm
Each meetup has a buffet, including vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance.
Under 18's are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.