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ignite_logo_tiny Ignte Liverpool have out a call out for people to help them with their next event coming up in February, so if you have some time to spare perhaps you could assist them ... 

The are especially looking for people with Video, marketing and event organising skills.

Read on....

Monday, 03 December 2012 15:18

Masterclass: One Year Plan with a Difference

Open Labs of LJMU are hosting a 1-day FREE Masterclass on helping take you & your business to the next level.

It's led by Marie Burns who has consulted with businesses and organisations from small startup's to large organisations such as Coca Cola, BBC, Nokia & the Treasury.

Monday, 03 December 2012 15:03

The return of TEDx - February

tedxliverpoolJourney with us to the land of TEDx Liverpool - Yes it's back for the second year in a row. It was a packed house last year at FACT Liverpool so I am sure the tickets will go like hotcakes once again - but wait the tickets aren't on sale yet but rest assured we will let you know when they are. 

Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:29

Prizes in store for young gamers

Are you aged 16 or under? Interested in competing in Minecraft to win amazing prizes?
Then get along to North Liverpool Academy on Thursday 6th December 2012 between 5pm and 8pm for Minefest 2012.

Only 300 places! Win a PS VITA for you or your school + other cool prizes!

The next Breakerfaire meeting will take place at DoesLiverpool on the 11th of December, 2012 at 7pm entitled “Beneath the surface: an introduction to Information Hiding”

In this talk, we discuss three types of information hiding; steganography, fingerprinting and covert channels. We consider the motivations behind the use of each technique, real world examples and the fundamental problems with such techniques.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:28

Want to teach kids how to code?

logoThere is an exciting event (lets face it everything is exciting to me) taking place at Madlab next month for anyone who is interested in working with Yong People to give them the digital skills and creativity they are going to need. Advisors will be there to tell us how we can apply for the Digital Makers Fund.  

From robots to Raspberry Pi, hackdays to summers of code, more and more young people are creating with technology. But how can we inspire, involve and support a generation of digital makers?

Routes to Market is a series of intensive sessions designed by industry professionals to help participants understand the opportunities and routes to market available to independent content producers and to prepare them to take full advantage of these. These sessions will lead to the Futureproof Summit in February 2013; which will be attended by leading buyers, investors, publishers and brands.

Futureproof: Routes to Market, is a bespoke programme of activity and support for games and digital companies in the Liverpool City region.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:43

Dates for Jelly Liverpool 2013


The fantastic freelancers event Jelly Liveprool has released it's dates for next year, so you can get them in your diary quick. The idea of Jelly Liverpool is to provide chairs and tables, wireless internet and coffee but more importantly interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

So if your creative and digitially empowered then come along to this event as it's just for you.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:19

Confidential Business Finance Surgery available

Finance121 OpenLabs LiverpoolAre you looking for a confidential 1-2-1 Finance Surgery for your business then this is for you. 

Open Labs@LJMU, in conjunction with RJH Associates Ltd offer FREE one-to-one confidential financial management diagnostics sessions throughout this one-day surgery. On 4th December you can receive a FREE 45 Minute Confidential 1-2-1 Sessions

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:55

Liverpool's first Saturday Startup club

saturday startupA unique initiative is being launched this weekend aimed at those working in the Liverpool Digital Community - the Saturday Startup Club

Each Saturday Startup Club runs to its own unique pattern, meeting at 9am for breakfast at a local eatery, then by 10 they move on to the workshop, in DoES Liverpool's co-working office, Hanover Street.  Where they start fresh throwing out potential problems to solve with products, or they might be visited by a startup, putting their current products on the table for a fresh look with the larger community.

Monday, 08 October 2012 13:25

Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack, your Window

This one day workshop at FACT aims to demonstrate how to use the FACT front LED window for making interactive games or any other creative work.The workshop will be led by Mar Canet who has developed an OpenFrameworks library which allows you to easily push content to the screen, and also allows you to gather inputs from a variety of devices such as a IR camera, XBOX controllers, audio, SMS, or probably any sensors that your imagination allows.

If you've ever walked away from a pitch for business and felt you could have done better then this event is for you.

All you need to know about Pitching and Presenting is presented by Open Labs and Basecamp 3.

Come and find out about pitching and presenting from industry experts as they share their knowledge and experience so that you can expand your skills base.  

Tuesday 16th October 5-8pm
Basecamp 3 is in the Elevator Building on Parliament Street.  

No need to book just turn up.




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