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March 2017 News

March 2017 News Archive

Wed Mar 1 00:00:00 2017

This is the shadowcat news archive for March 2017.

Shadowcat at FLOSSUK2017: Part Two

In the last news post about the FLOSSUK Spring Conference which is held next week at thestudio in Manchester and MadLab in Manchester we mentioned there was more news to come. This is that news.

As many of you are aware, and if not you should have checked our news archives, Mark Keating is now the elected Chair of the FLOSSUK Council. He is therefore one of the central organisers of this year’s event and has been busy beavering away with the rest of the council to prepare for the conference.

The event is over three days with a Conference Dinner and Social evening alongside the presentations and workshop days. This year the Council took the bold decision to offer some free places on the event days for students and those unable to attend for financial reasons. There is also a companion Workshop on the Raspberry Pi which is complimentary alongside the other workshops.

If you have time you can still grab some of the free places available at the event. As always Mark, and the rest of the Shadowcat team, hope to see you at the event and if you are there make sure to come along and say hello.


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[2] Though if I do this then there probably are...

Student Hack 2017

This week sees the annual Student Hack (StudentHackV) at Media City in Manchester in conjunction with the University of Manchester and local tech companies.

Shadowcat Systems have become involved via their association with FLOSSUK who are a sponsor of this year’s Student Hack event and with both Tom and Mark who will be attending the event as Mentors there to give aid to the students as they pursue a weekend of hacking.

‘The chance to return a little knowledge or to simply act as a sounding board to the newest generation of student programmers is an enormous priviledge and one that I know I, and I am sure Tom, is happy to be a part of.’

Student Hack is sponsored by a great number of companies and continues to grow each year. This year over 350 students will be attending and contributing, we hope to bring you some more discussion about it after this weekend.


  • There are not always notes**

** Though if I do this then there probably are...