View my latest photo on Flickr: http://flic.kr/u/eUrhM/aHsjHGyzcAnfc and qr code poster for @igniteliv
The next Breakerfaire will be held at 7pm at DoesLiverpool. This is located on the fourth floor of the Gostins building on Hanover Street. There will be a talk followed by networking and socializing at a nearby pub.
We hope to see you there.
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Just a quick reminder that is Oggcamp next weekend (http://oggcamp.org/).
‘OggCamp is an annual gathering of people who care about Free Software, Open Source, collaborative art, Open Hardware, hacking, and all forms of creativity. It’s a conference with a difference and the largest Open Source event in the UK. It’s a music festival with circuit boards rather than your average IT conference.’
There is a great line up of speakers and 3 unconference tracks to keep you busy. If hardware is more your thing then you can spend the weekend playing in the Open Hardware Jam (http://oggcamp.org/hardware/).
If you want to know more check out Dan Lynch’s lovely article on Seven Streets http://is.gd/DM12Uh.
There were only 27 tickets left out of the 400 so if you want one get in there quick.
|On Wednesday, 1st August 2012, the Liverpool Linux User Group¹ will be meeting. Dan Lynch² will be talking about Django³:|
"In this talk I will present the Django Python web framework and introduce it with some practical examples. There are a ton of languages and frameworks out there but this is my favourite for web apps. I'll show you the reasons why. If you're already a Django expert you may know all this, but you can help me spread the word." We will meet at the Liverpool Social Centreâ´ at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. After the talk, we will venture to a local drinking establishment for beverages and further discussion. Liverpool Social Centre is next door to the News from Nowhere bookshop on Bold Streetâµ. To access the centre, press the bell for the basement on the left of the door and someone will come up and let you in. Parking is usually available on Bold Street itself but failing that, there is a car park opposite the Zanzibar Club on Seel Streetâ¶. Dan is a LivLUG regular and volunteers to make meeting announcements, like myself. He has given talks at a number of other free-software related groups but never at LivLUG. Having noted this oversight, I managed to convince Dan to share his expertise with us :-) Should be good. http://liv.lug.org.uk/ http://danlynch.org/ https://www.djangoproject.com/ http://www.liverpoolsocialcentre.org/ http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.402426&lon=-2.976481&zoom=18 http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.402211&lon=-2.979428&zoom=18
#BlogNorth #2: Calling all bloggers, online writers and lovers of social media: come and join the North’s only blogging network
Earlier this year, Creative Tourist launched the Blog North Network, a supportive network for bloggers based across the North of England. The network exists digitally (Twitter, Facebook, email and web), and is supplemented by quarterly, day-long blogging events. Read more about the origins of the network.
The Blog North events move from city to city, building new networks of bloggers as they go, and the next event is in Liverpool. Please come and join us for Blog North #2: Saturday 4 August 2012, Tate Liverpool, 10.30am-3.30pm.
This event is open to bloggers of any level, and is a mix of talks, networking and social stuff. The focus is on digital tricks and tools, and how to use social media to ensure that your posts reach the readership they deserve. The venue is rather special, too: the glorious Tate Liverpool, with your ticket including access to its summer blockbuster exhibition, Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings (worth £12).
The day’s workshops are:
· Cutting edge social tools for a better online life. The Next Web’s Martin Bryant discusses the latest tools and trends online and how they can improve both your professional and personal life;
Is Twitter working hard enough for you? Emma Bearman, social media consultant and the brains behind influential blog The Culture Vulture, gives the heads up on micro-blogging;
Love your blog Q&A. Learn how to step things up a gear with the founders of Liverpool online art magazine, The Double Negative. Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington outline how they turned blogging into a profession.
What else can you expect? A free lunch, provided by the Tate, a networking session with The Double Negative and friends, entry to the Tate’s summer exhibition, discounts in Tate Liverpool’s shop and café, a goody bag stuffed with art and digital goodness, and free soft drinks throughout the day. Plus the chance to meet like-minded bloggers and join the North’s only network for people like you.
It is quite a packed day – click here to find out more or to book now. We hope to see you in Liverpool in August.
Go to http://www.creativetourist.com/news-culture/news-and-blog/blog-north-2-the-next-in-our-series-of-blog-events For more information
GeekUp Liverpool is on Tuesday 31st July from 18:30.
This month is all about the Raspberry Pi. Got one? Bring it along and show off what you’ve done with it or find help getting going. Never seen one? Come along and find out what they’re all about!
Sign up here so that we know you’re coming, but feel free to just turn up on the day: http://lanyrd.com/chfrb
GeekUp Liverpool takes place on the last Tuesday of every month. It’s a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media.
DoES Liverpool provides tea & coffee, feel free to bring your own beer or if you forget someone else will share with you.
Directions, Gostins Building is at the opposite end of Hanover Street from Liverpool Central Station, near to John Lewis and the corner with Duke Street. Go up in the lifts to the fourth floor and follow the signs to DoES Liverpool. See here for more info: