Today marks the launch of Tech Nation 2017 from Tech City UK. Tech Nation 2017 shows that the UK digital tech sector is one of the country’s economic success stories, growing twice as fast as the wider economy and creating highly skilled workers and well-paid jobs.
Tech City UK are launching their annual Tech Nation Report, providing the Tech Sector you with an exclusive insight into what's driving the digital sector in the UK and a closer look at what's happening in growth hubs across the country.
To celebrate the launch of this year's report they are holding a nationwide roadshow with events in London, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool.
Social Enterprise Network are holding an Innovation forum on the 24th March. They'll joining forces with the Liverpool-based think tank Incubator of Change to be hosting the first Social Innovation Forum conferences at the Liverpool Medical Institute on Mount Pleasant, L3.
We had great fun last month delivering a weeklong workshop for young aspiring web designers. We were asked by the Reporters Academy to run the workshop for Young People recruited through the Princes Trust program.
We ran two strands throughout the week switching between the two as we worked;
a) looking at and delivering a brief for a website
b) learning about web design as we go
We issued USB sticks with a simple program on that replicates a the setup of a server so we can load WordPress right there from the USB.
Forgive this post but just trying out an image gallery to see what the results are.
Musicians looking to get a step up in their career have the chance to shine as part of Merseyrail Sound Station. The annual Sound Station Prize is drawing to a close with a special festival day taking place across three Merseyrail Station on Saturday 22nd October.
The Festival Day, taking place at Southport, Liverpool Central and Hoylake, is the last chance for musicians to record their entry to be in with a chance of performing at the final in November.
Those wanting to book a place on the Festival Day should send a message to Merseyrail Sound Station via their Facebook page.
The North West could benefit from a £1 Million investment fund that has been launched by Creative England and Nominet Trust to support new and established SMEs working to close the digital skills gap for young people currently excluded from our digital-by-default society.
The fund has been set up to address the need of the half a million 16-24 year olds who lack even basic IT skills, in a economy that see digital skills as a necessity, with almost 90% of new jobs requiring some degree of ability.
A landmark talent development and commissioning programme supported by Arts Council England through its Ambition for Excellence scheme has been announced by FutureEverything. The Manchester based arts and technology festival announce the opening of the application period for FAULT LINES on Friday 7th October.
I should not avoid my blog....
I was actually looking for a picture of Lydia for this site and came across this from a couple of years ago. It's a recording from a business webinar from the International Association of Virtual Assistants.
"Lydia Bates of What She Said talks about the basics of business blogging: Where business blogging came from, how it's developing, and most importantly what separates blogging for business from blogging for pleasure.
Lydia also looks at the characteristics of some good business blogs, and the 7 types of business blog you don't want to end up with.
And finally find out why blogging can be so tough when it looks so easy -- and why so many blogs fail."
Some great stuff here - maybe I should listen to her a bit more often.
Singing Glowing Pumpkins, T-Shirts Printing and Electronic Jewellery the chance for a tour around the Liverpool maker space - Who could ask for more.
Liverpool loves it's maker spaces and are always seeking opportunities to show it off, so this opportunity to find out how to make electronic jewellery and Singing Pumpkins, is the perfect chance to go and have a look around. It will also give you the time to ask about all the other goodies that they have their, whether it be the 3D printing or laser cutting; or maybe even the vinyl cutter.
Will this Crafts Council initiative give you the making bug? We think so.