Open Labs is hosting a number of exciting events as part of LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts & culture festival. On Friday 15th May the doors of our world-class museums, galleries and heritage sites will stay unlocked until late for an unforgettable evening of over 100 free events.
From 4pm until late visitors can follow their own exciting trail of light projections, exhibitions, performances, talks, walks, tours, dance and hands-on activities for all ages. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and experience the city’s cultural offer after-hours; it’s a Friday night out with a difference.
This Thursday 14th May you can catch up with one of the latest discussion events at Does Liverpool covering Bitcoin and Cryptography.
The topic will be how you can use cryptography for privacy and will feature some live demos of encryption software that anyone can use.
The meeting is hosted by Andy Boyd (pictured left).
Ignite Liverpool are on the look out once again for inspiring speakers for it's summer event on the 15th July.
Ignite showcases Liverpool's movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire.
And this years Summer's event is no different. Find out more below.
If business networking brings you out in a cold sweat then we have the perfect solution for you - Jelly Liverpool and its monthly Pop Up Office.
Jelly gives small businesses, homeworkers and freelancers the opportunity to get away from the office 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.
If your looking to develop your skills in 2017 then this half day introductory workshop to social media will fit you fine. Covering platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram we'll advise you how to make the most of your digital presence for your businesses.
We demonstrate how to use the hardware and the software - from signing up, to branding your sites, to linking your platforms together, we can give you hints and tips to make all this easy to understand,
You'll be able to brand your social media sites so when people visit they know who you are and what your business does
Building a Community Online
You can build on online community for you company through setting up a Facebook page, Twitter profile and email lists.
Creating imaginative content
There is great value in video for helping people to understand your business. We will demonstrate how to create great video content.
We will demonstrate ways of integrating all of these platforms with your website.
We will help you get the most out of your smart phone or laptop.
You'll arrive a novice and leave a digital native.
Register your Interest below:
To attend, register your interest to secure a place on the list, once we have enough people to attend we will contact you again with dates and costs.
Workshop prices range from £39 to £99 depending on the type and duration of the workshop.
If you are looking for a place to work away from your home office or if you simply want a break from your work colleagues then Jelly LIverpool - the creative co working space is back this Thursday.
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Just to spread the news further than it might get normally here is the Open Labs newsletter.
We're now firmly in the New Year and and we've been busy again, particularly with joining the NWCAHSN team at the Connected Health Ecosystem event and presenting at Liverpool Health Partners' Health is Wealth Conference. Here's a quick update on what else we've been working on.
The Open Labs Team
I received a lovely email from Eventbrite the other day telling me about what I was up to last year...events wise. So here is a quick update from them about the events that I've organised over the last year.
So I've organised 19 events that 719 people attended (nice) and 3.3 thousand looked at my events listing on Eventbrite. They also kindly informed me that Liam Shore is the person that attended my events the most last year! Sorry Liam I promise I'll introduce myself next time as don't know who you are.
Give get in touch if you want to talk about events, workshops or training.
It's not often that you get the opportunuity to bring together the creative and digital community in one place and on one day, but Jellignite does just that. It's a combination of Jelly Liverpool, the pop up office for digital and creative freelancers in Liverpool and Ignite Liverpool the awesomely enlightening event.