If you work in the digital or the creative sector then it can be a soul destroying business expecially for a freelancer, working on your own, away from the hubbub of a normal office environment. Long hours spent in the studio or at home staring at a screen trying to be innovative and creative. Er, that's impossible. Which is why Jelly Liverpool offers the perfect solution for you in its monthly Pop Up Office.
Jelly gives Homeworkers and freelancers the opportunity to get away from it all and mix with like minded people in the comfortable surronds of Leaf Cafe on Bold Street. It proivides coffee, tables and free wifi plus a great bunch of the people to work alongside.
Ignite Liverpool, returns in January for an evening of fast paced enlightening talks plus a series of one minute pitches from local business and events. The tickets are now available to book for this supreb event and as always the tickets are free but Ignite always welcomes donations for their "Super sponsor" tickets.
If you have never been before prespare yourelf for a range of talks on diverse subjects from a wide range of people, about 10-15 people give 5 minute talks to their specially prepared Powerpoint presentation. It sounds easier than it is!
So book yourself in for a fantastic evening on the 8th January from 6-9pm at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street.
It's been awhile since the last Open Labs newsletter but they have been busy with lots of Drone activity amongst much more. You can catch up here.
Hello from the Open Labs Team @ LJMU
It has been a while since we’ve been in touch but we really hope you’re glad to hear from us. We’ve been involved in some exciting things and so we wanted to take the time to update you on where we’re up to.
The next TEDxLiverpool takes place on Sunday, 20 July 2014 at the newly reopened Everyman Theatre on Hope Street.
If you've not been to the new Everyman, it's a gorgeous space and thee are looking forward to welcoming TEDx there this summer.
Herb Kim reveals that they have been working hard behind the the scenes and have already recruited 15 fabulous speakers which we can't wait to tell us about!
Sound City Digital are looking to work with the most innovative and best digital companies in the region...Have you got what it takes?
This year Sound City are partnering with the Liverpool International Festival of Business to bring you Sound City Digital.
This exciting event will take place on Thursday 17th July at Constellations, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool.
The headline may be a bit confusing but if your work within the digital sector this could be just the thing to help you make the right connections in the Health sphere as Thursday 26 June will see the launch of the North West Coast Connected Health Ecosystem.
The Ecosystem will bring together partners from health and social care, industry, academia and patient organisations to focus on improving health across the North West Coast at the same time as generating economic benefits for the region, through the uptake and deployment of connected health solutions.
If you haven't heard of Audacity then where have you been living as this Open Source audio manipulatipon software is the mainstay of many an audiophiles software arsenal. The Audacity Unconference 2014 is an event for all Audacity users including teachers, musicians, and researchers
If you are interested in "Arduino" the open processing board then this workshop is the place to start, whether you are a hobbyist, artists or just looking for a new toy to impress your geeky friends.
Arduino is the open source electronics platform that's very popular with makers, artists, designers and hobbyists. It's designed from the beginning to be as simple as possible to get started with electronics, while being as open and expandable as you need, as your experience increases.
Are you a developer, coder or data activist? Do you relish the challenge of getting to grips with public datasets and creating applications, services and insight for the benefit of all?
Following on from the success of Routes to the Future Innovation Challenge where 80 creative coders came together for 48 hours to build applications from Transport from Greater Manchester’s data; FutureEverything as part of the groundbreaking Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme (GMDSP) brings you another weekend of code - 16:00 29th – 20:00 30th March 2014 at TechHub Manchester
30 Years Of… is a commission, which is designed to be delivered by a digital arts organisation with a specific focus of engaging with ex-miners, their families and the communities where pits once were.
As part of this commission we are looking for a digital arts organisation to utilise modern technology to engage participants’ (former miners and their families) in the process of capturing their own, their communities and the towns heritage.
The FutureEverything Festival is just around the corner in fact there are festival related events taking place now. Plus there will be a huge amount of activity across Manchester for what is the foremost Arts and technology event outside of London. Now in its umteenth year Future Everything really does have something for everyone and if you have never been before you should go, either to experience the artwork across the city, the conference or the workshops. Below are some workshop highlights - we have limited capacity, so advanced signup is highly recommended.