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#McrFRED is a monthly meetup for Front-End Developers. Organised by @s10wen
The event brings developers together for a chance to talk about both the technical and the professional challenges of the industry. Each event will include a talk from a web professional, time for discussion, and the chance to talk further in pub afterward. McrFRED will run every last Thursday of the month at SpacePortX from 6.30pm till 8pm Previous speakers have included developers from , interconnect/it, AKQA, Opera, McCann Manchester, and bet365 as well as a host of talented freelancers, and has received backing from GitHub, Firefox, and Codepen.
Barclays Command Centre is looking to work with those who can build game changing solutions ...
Barclays Command Centre is looking to work with those who can build game changing solutions to help shape the future of financial services. They have identified their top four interesting topic areas and want to work with ...
This is an opportunity for companies/individuals like yourselves to develop innovative ideas that you can then pitch directly to one of the world’s largest banks. It is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your skills and fast track into a new market.
Not only is it a business opportunity it is also an excellent way to raise your profile.
The event will be a two day ‘hackathon’ based at Launch22. You will be given four project briefs to choose from which you can work on in teams, as an individual or collaborate with other attendees. At the end of the second day you will have the opportunity to privately pitch your idea to the Barclays Team.
The order of the event is as follows:
Thursday 26th May
9.30am-10.00am - Sign up and registration for event
10.00am-10.30am - Introductions by Barclays & explanation of challenges
10.30am-11.00am - Introductions by Barclays Business Banking Team
11.00am–5pm - Companies are welcome to stay and work on the challenges or go away and work on them. (Barclays staff will be located in Launch22 for the duration to advise and assist if needed)
Friday 27th May
9am-3pm - Companies return to work on the challenges or go away and work on them
3pm-5pm – Individual private presentations back to the Barclays team
5pm – Drinks on the rooftop
Brief 1 - Callout Tool
During incidents, we are often slow to engage the relevant support teams. This is due to support teams holding their callout rotas in numerous different locations and on different platforms, making it difficult for the TCC to find them, our tools are difficult to use and cumbersome to setup. We also have no integrated method of “pulling” people into conference calls via the current tools we use that can hold callout rotas.
We need to engage technical support teams, service managers and business managers (taking into account many of these teams have a rota based callout model).
Brief 2 - Application Dashboard Monitor
We have 47 LCD screens designed to hold various monitoring dashboards, all of bespoke design. These are used to monitor the services Barclays offers. Even with 47 screens, there is still not enough space to hold all the dashboards we need. And with this many screens, it is very difficult to actually spot ones that are reporting an issue. We need the ability to reduce the amount of dashboards we need to monitor.
Problems show up within these 47 screens but with the amount of detail the Command Centre has to monitor critical things can be missed. Creating an overall dashboard almost as a manager for the 47 screens will ensure things aren’t missed.
Brief 3 - Virtual Command Centre – wallboard remote monitoring and severity matrix
At present, we have a physical dependency on the Command Centre Wallboards – we have to be physically located at Radbroke Hall to view them.
We need a tool to be able to view the CC Configuration in Real-time remotely. 47 LCD Screens across 9 Workstations (8 Screen Video Cards) – The display is dynamic so the tool needs to also be dynamic.
2 5x2 Set up
1 9x3 Set up
Needs to be separate from the Locked-Down screen configuration software
Brief 4 - Comanji
Advertisement and use of the Command Centre – Return on Investment.
The Command Centre has a variety of different methods of advertisement within its 2016 Vision and Strategy. What we’d like to do is bring all of this together under one banner in the form of a Digital offering that explains what the Command Centre is, report on our Major Incidents, launch it’s Academy, add details for new starters plus a few other things. This will then be used to advertise the Command Centre internally and offer advice and guidance about all of it’s offerings.
Who should attend?
The event is open to anybody who would like to get involved. We think those will get the best from the Command Centre Challenge are:
Developers– to explore the data and speak with Barclays technologists
Technologists – to speak to Barclays about their priorities
Anyone else – attendance is not restricted
You can attend as a team, an individual or as a whole company!
There are limited spaces available so confirm your attendance as soon as possible.
Barclays will invite successful teams to visit the Global Command Centre to pitch and demonstrate their idea and to discuss how you could develop a commercial relationship with Barclays moving forward.
Paul Kennerley (Barclays Command Centre Manager) is located in Launch22 each month and spends time in the Baltic Creative looking for the next big thing in banking or innovative ideas that might be a game changer for Barclays. Whilst also being one of Launch22’s in house mentors.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 09:30 - Friday, 27 May 2016 at 18:00 (BST) - Add to Calendar
Launch22 - 12 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2DT
The Imitation Game is an exhibition by eight international contemporary artists who explore ...
The Imitation Game is an exhibition by eight international contemporary artists who explore the theme of machines and the imitation of life. The exhibition will include work by artists Ed Atkins, James Capper, Paul Granjon, ...
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 13 February 2016–Sunday 5 June 2016
As the birthplace of the industrial machine-age, Manchester has a rich history of computer science including developing the world’s first stored-program computer. The exhibition looks back to Turing’s timeless questions about our relationship with the machine, and explores their continuing relevance today. The Imitation Game will form a major contribution to Manchester’s role as European City of Science 2016 with new commissions, a publication and a public programme of talks, performances and workshops.
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Renowned for her pioneering use of new technologies and exploration of human/machine relationships over three decades. Hershman Leeson shows Agent Ruby (1998-2002), an artificially intelligent web agent. Over time, Ruby’s software has allowed her conversational abilities to become increasingly sophisticated, pointing to her seemingly independent craving for full personhood and recognition as a human being.
Granjon is interested in the co-evolution of humans and machines. His new work, Am I Robot, features a robotic presence which roams the gallery, interacting with visitors in some surprising and intriguing ways. Granjon will also present a live performance during the exhibition.
Kjellmark is creating a new robotic artwork in collaboration with the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, KTH, Stockholm, and Furhat Robotics. Two robots discuss the nature of human consciousness, their behaviour determined by SpiNNaker brain-simulation technology developed in Manchester.
In 2015, Yu-Chen Wang was the Museum of Science and Industry’s artist-in-residence, supported by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK. Her research on machine objects in the museum’s collection has inspired an ambitious new work, Heart to Heart, exploring human qualities in machines, to be shown at both Manchester Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry, including a science fiction text, live performances, a film and installation.
Link’s installation LoveLetters 1.0 is directly inspired by the history of computing at The University of Manchester and explores the relationship between machine logic and the imagination. In 1953-4, strange love-letters appeared on the Computing department noticeboard. One of the very first software developers, Christopher Strachey, had programmed a very early computer to generate love letters. In a meticulous restoration project, Link has written a contemporary version of the program to run on a replica computer.
Capper creates walking, climbing, drawing machines inspired by the aesthetics of earth moving equipment and industrial machinery. Capper presents TELESTEP, a new prototype walking sculpture, which he will operate live in the gallery on advertised dates during the exhibition. He will also show an existing work, TREAD TOE, outside the gallery building.
Velonaki’s Fish-Bird is an interactive installation that explores the relationship between two characters (robotic wheelchairs) called Fish and Bird, who have fallen in love but cannot successfully be together. Communicating through movement and text. Fish and Bird are responsive to the presence of gallery visitors, their own relationship and “emotional states”, with incredibly complex and unpredictable behaviour.
For Manchester International Festival in 2015, UK artist Ed Atkins presented Performance Capture at Manchester Art Gallery. Performances by MIF artists were captured onto computer, digitally modelled, cut and soundtracked, and then screened as a single computer-generated figure or avatar. For The Imitation Game, Atkins returns to Manchester Art Gallery with his final video work from the Performance Capture process.
Half term family workshops with Yu-Chen Wang
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 February
Free, no need to book
James Capper live demonstrations of TELESTEP sculpture
Second floor gallery
Saturdays 13 February, 12 March, 9 April, 14 May
Saturday 5 March, 3-4pm
Friday 29 April, 1-2pm
Thursday 12 May, 6-7pm
Paul Granjon live performance
A performance-lecture including a selection of hand-made machines and cyborg songs, as well as up-to-date views on humans and robots.
Thursday 10 March
Multisensory adult workshops with audio description
Thursday 17 March and Thursday 21 April
Tours in BSL
Thursday 14 May, 6.30-7.30pm
Sunday 8 May, 3-4pm
Live performances of Yu-Chen Wang’s Heart to Heart
Museum of Science and Industry
Friday 20 May: 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 3.15pm, 4pm
Saturday 21 May: 10.45am, 12.45pm, 3pm, 4.15pm
Monday 23 May: 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 3.15pm, 4pm
Tuesday 24 May: 10am, 11am, 1.45pm, 3.15pm
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The Imitation Game roundtable
Thursday 2 June
Time and booking details TBC
Organised by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Languages (CIDRAL), The University of Manchester.
Thursday Late film screening: Teknolust by Lynn Hershman Leeson
With an introduction by Professor Jackie Stacey, The University of Manchester
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