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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.




Saturday, 29 September 2012 08:27

Learning in your sleep at Liverpool Sci Bar

Liverpool Sci Bar

The next SciBar is on learning in your sleep.  What does the brain do when we are asleep?  You may think it just switches off, but scientists know that this is far from the case. Dr Penny Lewis from the University of Manchester will talk about the complex patterns of brain activity that make up a night of sleep, and explore the mysterious question of what sleep could possibly be for.



Remember there's no such thing as a silly question at SciBar!

What you didn't come along! Well you really missed out on a cool weekend of open source technology and open source thinking - if you don't know what that is then you should have come along for sure. But at least you can catch Stephen Fry talking to the huge crowd who were there. 

Liverpool's monthly Social Media Cafe has announced that it is going to be having eight speakers at it's event next week, with a real range of subjects that has something to suit everyone. 

With talks on web security, Local TV, blogging about food and digitally engaging older people what more could you want, it's a real range of diverse talks and from what I hear they are expecting more. Plus it's all for FREE because they love you so much. 

So head down to Static Gallery on Roscoe Street, next Thursday from 6pm.

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