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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?
The 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.
Tomorrow night Geek up Liverpool will be taking back what is rightfully ours!
They be talking about taking back the internet, that was when it started meant to be a network of nodes across the world but has now become majorly centralised (of sorts) in certain areas across the earth. So Geek Up steps up...head along tomorrow night to "Redecentralization with Francis Irving, co-founder of Redecentralize.org"
Occassionally relevant news for the Liverpool digital sector is hard to come by and at other times it's published in a friendly newsletter, when this happens I like to republish it in some open source kind of way. Information is power - according to Gordon Gecko so here is some power.
A creative studio based in the heart of Liverpool has revealed a glimpse of their latest large-scale animation project. Draw & Code have been commissioned to work on Safe House - an immersive theatre project that will tour the country during 2014. This first look at the forthcoming outdoor spectacular shows a vivid depiction of a fantasy scene that turns the everyday-world on its head.