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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 23:13

Epic Minecraft Event @fact_liverpool

Cloudmaker FlyerGeek Heaven this week at @fact_liverpool for their Cloudmaker: Making Minecraft Real

LJMU and FACT have been working with  young researchers at The Studio School to investigate how online game Minecraft is supporting social creativity and design. Pop along and build your own Minecraft style structures using a robot, explore our interactive Minecraft world and see what we’ve done with 3D Printing! This WEEK!!!!!!!

 

Euclid, the UK's leading independent provider of EU funding information to the arts & culture sector, will be running one of their CulturEuro seminars in Liverpool next Monday, 10 March. This seminar will provide the latest details of the new EU funding programmes from 2014 relevant to the arts & culture sector, including Creative Europe, Erasmus Plus, Horizon 2020, Europe for Citizens, the new Structural Funds and Interreg, as well as opportunities for projects involving partnersoutside Europe.

Monday, 03 March 2014 20:30

Ignite Liverpool call out for speakers

Ignite Liverpool is an evening of lightening fast talks that inspire, amuse and enlighten. It has been taking place quarterly since 2010 and is organised by a group of volunteers who love enabling other people to share ideas and passions.

Their next event is on the 8th May at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street, Liverpool. 

Ignite Liverpool has about 10-15 speakers who take to the stage to give a short 5 minute presentation on their chosen subject, yep we really did say presentation - we even insist on it being powerpoint..... but don't let that put you off as the presentation acts mainly as a backdrop to your talk, with the slides changing every 15 seconds as you go through your rehearsed talk.

The Big Chip Awards 2014 are open for entries and will close on ..........Extended Deadline - 24th March

The Big Chips are the longest running digital awards in the UK. Winning a Big Chip can make all the difference to your business and with the first two entries completely free of charge, can you afford not to enter?

Taking place monthly at Leaf Cafe Jelly Liverpool, this Thursday 6th March will see developers and creatives of all types atending as it becomes the focus point for lots of relaxed netwworking, conversations and plain old head down getting on with work. 

If you are a contract developer then this is the perfect event for you, as over 50% of the people that attend are developers of one sort or another, be that web apps, phone apps or plain old website developers - they all attend.  

Jelly Liverpool enables delegates to escape their normal working environment, be that the spare room, rented desk space or usual café and join in what has become the co-working event that enables people to make new contacts in an informal way whilst still allowing them to work on their deadlines and maintain productivity.

So get booking even if you do miss out on the free coffee it is a great place to hang out for the day.

TechHub Manchester is hosting a OpenData + Wearable devices hackathon on the 15-16th March. It is for Makers, designers, programmers, spreadsheet wizards

Numbers That Matter aims to explore what would happen if people could create smart devices that reported very specific data to the wearer - numbers that mattered to them the most. If we could invent a watch that told you that your neighbours were probably bored and looking for companionship, if we could invent a litmus badge that changed colour telling you how healthy the areas you frequent are, if we could invent a bandana that unfurled in sociable places, how would it affect us? Would they change our behaviour as individuals – but more interestingly, could they help us become more aware citizens?

Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:38

Digital Sector News and Events

Liverpool's Digital sector news

For awhile there we were the only ones publishing Digital sector news and we saw it as our duty to help the sector to develop, so it sat quite nicely beside our other activities such as How Why DIY, Social Media Cafe and Ignite Liverpool. Each in the own way helping the digital sector  or digital community to come together, meet, mix and lead to some useful collaborations. 

 If you have any relevant sector news then let us know and we can publish it for you - it automatically gets inculded in our newsletter. 

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:21

Digital Workshops

E-commerce workshop

Defnet Media provides social media workshops and training in website development to the charity and education sectors such as LIPA, Liverpool City Council and Open Labs at LJMU.

 

We run a wide variety of digital workshops and digital awareness raising events if you are interested in any of these then please Sign up to our Training News and we will let you know about training days and workshop as they are scheduled.

 Audio workshop

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:02

Defcon presents......

defcon-consciousness-final

 

Satirical magazine Defcon is looking to launch itself into the internet age and is seeking local writers to get involved. 

After a long, long hiatus Defcon magazine is planning an online magazine and a fanzine. The original magazine's focus on what could be described as something between satire and therapy will still be in there, but it will also have a broader cultural focus. It will be North-West centric but highly international. If you imagine that it is as focussed on the North West as a gritty ITV detective series might be, but understands that there are policemen everywhere, then you will be close enough to the truth. The North West focus will predominately be within features, previews and interviews. Other sections will be a free for all.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:38

Digital Solutions in Health

pointy fingerThe North West Coast Academic Health Science Network is running a full day event on Friday 28th March, which will showcase the use of digital technologies in healthcare and also look ahead for ways to improve future digital health solutions.

There event will connect clinicians and commissioners with digital experts so if you are either then this event is essential for you. 

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