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Liverpool Digital events calendar

  • 02 Sep
    Liverpool SciBar - The history of astro-photography in the North West 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    It's science but in a bar. This month from his own research at the Royal Astronomical Association, Andrew, The Knowledge Observatory's resident astronomer, presents a historical journey through the first

  • 02 Sep
    Liverpool Clojure Dojo 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • 03 Sep
    Liverpool Linux User Group 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    We meet on the first Wednesday of every month where we have a talk on a particular subject and then we congregate in a pub afterwards. Meetings are announced through email and social media. A complete

  • 04 Sep
    Jelly Liverpool 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Gives those working in the Digital and Creative sectors the opportunity to meet, work, discuss and collaborate. The idea of Jelly Liverpool is to provide chairs and tables, wireless internet and coffee

  • 04 Sep
    Ignite Liverpool 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Check Igniteliverpool.com for details

  • 09 Sep
    Liverpool Drones Group 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    This is a group for amateur and professional drone users committed to promoting the use of flying robots for civilian, recreational, agricultural, rescue, and hobby purposes. We get together as a community

  • 10 Sep
    Jelly Wirral 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Jelly Wirral has been running for over a year now and been meeting up regularly for monthly informal networking meetings. Jelly Wirral are working with Liverpool Jelly and other Jelly organisers to provide

  • 10 Sep
    Maker Night 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Open Night for anyone interested in Making of any sort be it digital fabrication, Internet of Things, Interactive Art. Come and share ideas, get help with projects, show off your latest work and use the

  • 13 Sep
    Maker Day 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Open Day for anyone interested in Making of any sort be it digital fabrication, Internet of Things, Interactive Art. Come and share ideas, get help with projects, show off your latest work and use the

  • 22 Sep
    "Maker Night" at DoES 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    Open Night for anyone interested in Making of any sort be it digital fabrication, Internet of Things, Interactive Art. Come and share ideas, get help with projects, show off your latest work and use the

  • 30 Sep
    Liverpool GeekUp 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    GeekUp is a community of web designers, web developers, and other tech-minded folk. It's a grassroots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in the web and technology

  • 01 Oct
    mySociety Meetup 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • 01 Oct
    Liverpool Linux User Group 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    We meet on the first Wednesday of every month where we have a talk on a particular subject and then we congregate in a pub afterwards. Meetings are announced through email and social media. A complete

Monday, 17 October 2011 09:13

Truly life changing - Barcamp Liverpool - coming soon

Bar Camp LiverpoolI'm sure I have written about this but if not then here goes. On Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of November DoES Liverpool will be holding Bar Camp Liverpool in Gostins Building, Hanover Street.

If you're not familiar with the Bar Camp concept they are participant led unconferences where the talks and discussions that take place are set by the people attending - anyone can and is encouraged to run a session on any topic they want so the whole event is driven by the conversations and interactions of the people attending.

I have to say I am so converted to the idea of participant led unconferences (just take out the un) that I create my own and really encourage others to do so to. Most conferences consist of stale cofee and boredom listening to a speaker who does not know their salt. At a barcamp you still get the stale coffee but if the speaker bores you, you simply walk away - Yeah to that. And then you hold your own session on a subject that grips you.

This won't be Liverpool first Barcamp and it certainly won't be the last but they need to happen more often and with new faces and new subjects being covered. The last one i attended was the first Liverpool one and I went to a talk about Wordpress from Dave Coveney, another on telephone numbers being the next big thing, one about the capital of culture and a big plenary session with prizes - I won nothing. I am sure there were others but i wasn't allowed to stay to long as the powers that be needed my presence. 

Barcamps do tend to be Technology related but they don't have to be and you could come along and talk about a subject that is of interest to you. There is only one previso on that and it is that it is a popularity contest so if no one turns up for your talk then that is it. So you need to make it interesting. I am saying all this and i need to come up with some talks for the Barcamp myself. er........ 

Anyway the first round of tickets are available now at http://barcampliv2011-does.eventbrite.com

If you'd like more information about Bar Camps in general you can read the wiki at http://barcamp.org 

Come along and say Hi to me. 

Late addendum

If you are travelling for some distance away, Does Liverpool have managed to secure a guaranteed rate on the Ibis hotel which is just around the corner from where Barcamp is taking place.

Rooms are available for just £60 for a single room or £70 for a twin, both include a continental breakfast. The rate is guaranteed up until 17th October so you’ll need to book quick!

To get this rate please call Ibis on +44 (0)151 706 9800 and ask for Rosy, Lisa or Paul. You’ll need to mention Barcamp Liverpool and give the reference number 147100.

GO to it my friends.


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