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SMS Poster for Liverpool Social Media Surgery on Wed-16-Oct-2013Tired of tweeting and fed up of Facebook?

Well, this social media surgery is the ideal thing to put your social media back in the swing... 

Members of local voluntary and community sector groups are invited to this free social media advice session.

You'll get practical hands-on advice for putting social technology into action for your cause, to help you reach a wider audience and promote the good work you do.

 

Take a listen to my interview  on BBC radio Merseyside with Sean Styles ahead of the Social Media Surgery

 

 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:38

Abandon Normal Devices is back!!!

andlogo2It's been away awhile but it is now back with us and we are hoping for a great weekend discovering all sorts of digital quackery. Yes, people will be constructing their own internet and taking selfies while on the loo, so suffice to say yes it is the AND Festival. The same people who brought you David Shrigley giving people tattoos in Untility's window are entertaining us over the wekend with a pile of other mad performamces, cinema and digital interventions. (Yes I said interventions)  

There are loads of really cool events and workshops so do check out the AND website for those.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:12

News from Open Labs

News straight from the Open Labs 

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) published their new £26m Creative Industries Strategy last week. Alongside the Strategy, the TSB is announcing a number of funding programmes to be launched in the next six months. This major new investment is intended to boost innovation and growth for the UK's creative and digital businesses. The funding is aimed at major collaborative research and development projects. If you want to know more, details are on their website.

 

oggcamp12-wallpaperYou do, well I shall see you there - If you don't then why ever not?

Don't you know that OggCamp is the largest Open Source and Free Culture event in the UK and is now entering it's 5th year?

That it has gradually grown to 400+ attendees and had talks from such luminaries as Stephen Fry? 

As free and open source culture events go they don't get much better than this - in fact I'm not sure if there are any other free and open source culture events. This really does beat the AND Festival.  hands down.  

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make your own internetEver wanted to build your own internet?? Well now you can with the AND Festival's NETworkshop.

It's a intensive three-day workshop where you can learn how to manipulate computer networks and how they can be used to manipulate us. It's delivered by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev.

If you not familiar with Julian Oliver's work, he describes himself as a critical engineer, creates projects that are technically brilliant and politically critical, Newstweet and The Transparency Grenade.

Jelly Liverpool For freelancers in the digital creative sector.

Jelly Liverpool is a little bit of heaven as it gives freelancers in the digital sector the opportunity to get away from the home office and hang out with others in their sector. Swapping stories, contacts, making plans and collaborating on projects are all acceptable activities at Jelly Liverpool plus it all take places upstairs at the uber cool Leaf Cafe on Bold Street. 

 

 

 

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Friday, 20 September 2013 14:03

Call out for speakers at Ignite Liverpool

ignite_logo_smallIgnite Liveprool returns in November with an evening of elightening talks and networking that never fails to entertain.

Could you be a rock star for 5 Minutes

They are currently looking for speakers/presenters to take part in their 14th November event in what according to Seven Streets for Inventiveness, Ignite Liverpool is one of the Seven reasons why Liverpool is Brilliant so why don't you attend and take part.   

 

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Monday, 16 September 2013 07:58

News from Open Labs at LJMU

openlabsDigital News from Open Labs for the Liverpool Digital Tech Community

If you work in the field of digital solutions for social care/assisted living issues or if you are a company or entrepreneur with a product you want others to know about or perhaps you're a Care Provider confused about what technology might offer but want to learn more in an informal environment, come along to the Social Care Demo Event hosted by Open Labs @ LJMU in Liverpool Science Park.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:53

Social Media for Women 2013

Logo-Header3Ten social media experts will be sharing their knowledge with a new generation of women entrepreneurs at a conference later this year.


Lancashire businesses DigiEnable and Jane's Social Media have teamed up to empower female businesses across the North West by setting up the county's first women-led social media conference.


'Social Media for Women 2013' conference takes place on November 26 at Preston's Gujarat Hindu Centre.

Sci Bar posterThey're back after a break over the summer with there event next week -  The Development of the Electric Discharge Lamp.

At September's SciBar, Charles Jackson will discuss arc and filament lamp development in the 19th century, leading to a more detailed coverage of sodium and mercury discharge lamp development between 1930 and 1980. He will conclude with the latest induction and LED lighting technologies.

 

thinking2013.120633ACME and the Kin network are running an event examining Independent Living Technology as Liverpool is seen a a leader within this field in the UK. The event will explore the range of software and hardware that promotes Health and Wellbeing and the opportunities it holds for Liverpool's creative and digital sector.

Chaired by a commissioner from Liverpool Council, Health, Wellbeing and New Technology invites you to join our panel in a discussion, about how Liverpool businesses can prosper by meeting the needs of this rapidly growing market (as well as the pitfalls along the way).

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:35

Introduction to Laser Cutting

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Who wouldn't like to learn how to use a laser cutter and build your own designs. Well now you can with this one day course at DoES Liverpool.

 

Starting from the basics of laser cutting and operating a hobby laser cutter, this course will take you through preparing designs for cutting or engraving to making your own items.

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