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In Praise of Rabbie

Each January 25th there is the celebration known as Burns’ Night where many people attend a Burns’ Supper. This celebration is a praise and homage to Scotland’s most famous poet.

The Usual Long Weekend in Brussels

It's that time of year where the wind is still bitingly cold from the Arctic that the Shadowcatters decamp and head to FOSDEM. Once again the Shadowcat crew will be making there way down, across, back up a bit to Brussels for the event. This is the 4th year in succession that the SC team have attended.

A Celebration of Donald Knuth

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Donald Knuth. If you work in technology, mathematics or any of the sciences then you are likely to either know him or be using things that he created.

Welcoming More Students

This year at Shadowcat seems to be continuing the theme concerning students. As mentioned in a previous news last year item we will have two more MSc students working on a project placement from Lancaster University in the office until April.

Sharing the Festive Spirit

This year we are taking a new step at Shadowcat for the festive period. Inspired by an article posted from Morecambe foodbank in the Lancaster and Morecambe Makers social channels by good friend to Shadowcat, Kay, we will be making a food donation from both the staff and the company to the holiday collection.

On Behalf of the Industry

This week Mark Keating will be at the Lancaster University InfoLab on two occasions for two different events. The first is the inaugural meeting of the Lancaster University Industry Advisory Board for Computer Science degrees of which he is a member.

Not The Organiser!

keywords: The Shadowcat Crew will once again be attending and speaking at the London Perl Workshop later this month and for the first time in over a decade they will not be the organisers. The event, held at the University of Westminster’s Cavendish Campus on Saturday 25th November, is the first time since 2007 that Mark Keating will be attending and not be the chief organiser.

Shadowcat and the Local Economy

For the past few years Shadowcat have been proud members of the Lancaster Ethical Small Traders Association and the broader community. For a lot of that time we have also been involved with the Small Green Consultancy, and later Pear Trading as they delved into how the local economy works.

Live Free and Die Node[1]

Lightning Talkers

The Lightning Talks on Day Two of the Perl Conference in Amsterdam during the week of 7th-11th August had a distinctly Shadowcat feel about them.