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Welcome to DoES

DoES Liverpool is a community of makers and entrepreneurs, which includes a Co-Working space, Workshop, Event Hub, and much, much more.

First and foremost we’re a community of people with a diverse range of skills and interests, that you can be a part of. In joining the DoES community you get to mingle with entrepreneurs and company founders, artists and makers, software developers and hardware engineers, academics and students (and many people that are less easy to label).  Find out more here.

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DoES Weekly Updates

Week 171 - Better Signs Make Better Networking

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 15 September, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 16 September, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup
Wednesday 17 September, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 18 September, 6:30pm-8:00pm SQL Meetup
Friday 19 September, 6:00pm-late DoES Pi Birthday Party
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Week 170 - All the Acronyms! EMF and RFID

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 09 September, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 10 September, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 13 September, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day
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DoES π Party!

It occured to us recently that our third anniversary had come and gone - in July, actually. Obviously, a momentous occasion like this should be celebrated, but it seemed silly to hold a party so long after the event.

Luckily for us (and, of course, the whole DoES community), we're not the type of people to let silliness hold us back, and certainly not when it comes to getting everyone together for a shindig. With that in mind, we just needed to find a reason, and one presented itself with an almost perfect serendipity - after all, what better celebration could we hold than one to commemorate our πth anniversary?

Strictly speaking, it might not be exactly our π day (that would be 51.1 days after our birthday, which is hotly disputed. Concensus is that it's sometime in July, and 51 days after July is September 20th) but it's as near to it as makes no difference, and besides, without a little number fudging, there'd be no party at all.

So, on Friday September 19th from 6pm, we'll be hosting a get together right here in DoES. There'll be everything you've come to expect from a DoES party - namely beer, food and a lot of great people - and a few surprises. And no doubt pie, in all its forms.

So bring your kids, bring your old people, bring your dogs*, but most importantly, bring yourselves, and help us see in a fourth year.

Well, the rest of our fourth year.

 

 

*Not really. Dogs hog the laser cutter.

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EMF Camp Report

Our correspondent Francis Irving sends this report whilst on the train back from the excellent EMF Camp:

It is part the UK's national hackerspace festival with an amazing number of spaces turning up from all over the country. Stunning.

And part an out shoot of Chaos Communications Camp (CCC), so there were lots of continental Europeans on the crazy circuit of such spinoff camps.

Highlights for me were:

  • Seeing quadcopters fly high and wide
  • Sociology of computer security talk (by Jessica Barker)
  • Why is there no hacking of housing infrastructure? And a call for more (Vinay Gupta)
  • Learn to speak dog body language
  • Arm knitting workshop
  • Playing the terrifyingly realistic Nuclear Poker arms race simulation card game
  • Physical version of Space Team game

Plus generally hanging out with a wide range of geek friends from all sorts of places.

Overall there was lots of talks, workshops, and good opportunities to make makery connections. And if you have a project, get help, advice, customers and so on.

e.g. A friend of my Tom Oinn gave a short talk about a simple Arduino based wheel robot with easy mounting points (eg for robot arms) he has made, and in the audience someone from Ragworm appeared, seriously interested in selling it.

Also, was good to hear unprompted reports of DoES startup Housahedron from Berlin expats!

All told, our national maker infrastructure is getting pretty good.

Would be fun to have DoES camp next time, but only if we have fun stuff to show, and the work of organising it isn't by our overburdened usual suspects!

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Week 169 - Water Sensing and Warmer Discovery

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 01 September, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 02 September, 6:30pm-8:30pm Clojure Dojo
Saturday 06 September, 10:00am-3:00pm Introduction to Laser Cutting
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Week 168 - Use the Tools to Improve the Tools

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Tuesday 26 August, 6:30pm-9:00pm Geek Up - The Importance of Women Coding
Wednesday 27 August, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Friday 29 August, 12:30pm-1:30pm DoES Lunch
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Until September, Liverpool has a new art gallery - and it's rather good!

Gallery on the 6th Floor, Gostins Building

Liverpool is famed for its art scene, second only to London in the UK for its wealth of artistic culture on offer to residents and visitors alike, can we ever have too much? No!

Drawn by a poster pinned to the noticeboard in the DoES office advertising a showing by three artists based on the sixth floor, Mark from Reddbridge Media took the lift up last week to take a look, and says it's worth your while visiting too.

Click here to read his review here over at Articles.



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Week 167 - Flashing LEDs and Flashy New PCBs

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 18 August, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 19 August, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup
Wednesday 20 August, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
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Week 166 - DoES Alumni Off to Berlin Bootcamp

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 11 August, 6:00pm-8:00pm PyPool No PyPool this month, and they're looking for help organising it if anyone wants to help run it.
Tuesday 12 August, 6:00pm- The DoES Liverpool Fantasy Football League Draft and farewell drinks for Richard Lackey
Tuesday 12 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 13 August, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Thursday 14 August, 7:00pm-9:00pm Startup Thursday: Liverpool Startup Club - No Startup Thursday this month
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Week 165 - Hosting the UK Maker Belt Association's 3rd Symposium

Each week we'll endeavour to publish some details of the interesting things that members of DoES Liverpool have been up to over the past seven days. You can find out a bit more about them in our introductory post.

And remember, if you're involved with DoES Liverpool at all, let us know what you get up to so we can include it here!

Things of Note

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 04 August, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 05 August, 6:30pm-8:30pm Clojure Dojo
Saturday 09 August, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day
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