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.
Kin to Kin in association with Sound City Digital would like to invite you to a Kin Social on Thursday 27th February at Leaf (upstairs)
Starting with a panel session fromon connecting cities through creativity led by Manchester based arts venue Twenty Twenty Two which will discuss how Manchester and Liverpool can work closer together to promote the region as a whole, the Kin Social will be an opportunity to have a drink and to catch up with other Liverpool and Manchester based digital and creative companies.
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.
Liverpool is about to take a big digital leap forward through the use of IOT and Open Data, so it is really timely that Open Labs at LJMU have organised a Future Cities symposium to help us all along our digital pathways as they announce this week the speakers and workshops.
Highlighting the need for a Hashtag for everything these days the symposium is abbreviated to FIOS2014 - you'll need to remember that it you are planning on heading along on the day. And it's free so lets face uit you will be.
Read the latest from Open Labs as they round up the Liverpool based digital news for us all.
Open Labs are delighted to confirm Andrew Tyrer from the Technology Strategy Board as Keynote speaker at Future Cities - Internet of Things and Open Data Symposium (FIOS 2014) on . This event is an opportunity for those interested in the development of Future Cities infrastructure services and potential value chains. The internet of Things and open data will provide the basis for the next generation of services driving down the cost of information provision within Local Authorities whilst providing additional services to citizens and business. Registrationessential for this FREE event.
A full-day workshop for entrepreneurs in the creative/digital industries. Designed and delivered by David Parrish for ACME/Liverpool Vision.
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