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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 181 - Soft Circuits and Wearables Bonanza

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 24 November, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Tuesday 25 November, 6:30pm-9:00pm Geek Up - Space on a budget?
Wednesday 26 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm IoT Liverpool
Thursday 27 November, 7:00pm-9:30pm Merseyside Bitcoin Meetup
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Week 180 - Spreading Vinyl Cutting Skills

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 17 November, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 18 November, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup
Wednesday 19 November, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Saturday 22 November, 10:00am-5:00pm Wearables Hackday
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Week 179 - Dark Water Bob Wins an Ocean Conservation Grant

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 11 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 12 November, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Thursday 13 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm Startup Thursday: Liverpool Startup Club
Saturday 15 November, 10:00am-5:00pm Hack the Space Day!
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Week 178 - Visitors from Berlin and the Deputy Prime Minister's Office

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 03 November, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 04 November, 6:30pm-8:30pm Clojure Dojo
Saturday 08 November, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day
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Week 177 - Thoughts on Open WiFi and Thoughts Embedded in RFID and Slime

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 27 October, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Tuesday 28 October, 6:30pm-9:00pm Geek Up
Saturday 01 November, 10:00am-3:00pm Introduction to Laser Cutting
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Week 176 - Internet-connected Heating Restored

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 20 October, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 21 October, 7:00pm-8:00pm Liverpool Drones Meetup
Wednesday 22 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm IoT Liverpool
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Finances Update, and Price Rises

It's been a couple of weeks since the start of our recruitment drive, so an update is in order.

There have been some promising developments, and a few things kicked off which should bear fruit in a while, but there's still a decent amount to do to get back on track.

Thank You!

Since the call went out, we've gained six new friends, two more business address accounts and three new workshop members, which straight away takes us a sixth of the way towards our target.

Thanks, all of you.

Difficult Decisions

We've also had a couple of meetings to work things out.

Mark W arranged a meeting to discuss ways to help promote the space, which threw up some useful new ideas, and gained some more hands to help with things that are a work-in-progress. Minutes/notes from the session are on the wiki.

We also called a Directors and Organisers meeting, to explore worst-case scenarios and ensure that we take steps to avoid such outcomes. There were two key decisions made at that meeting:

Firstly, we decided that - unless our finances improve dramatically by the end of the year - we'd have to give up Dinky, the event room. Given that most of our outgoings are on rent, losing rooms is the main way we can reduce our costs; and Dinky is the obvious, if painful choice as it brings in comparatively little income. With your help, we've got three months to turn things around.

Secondly, from 1st November we're going to raise some of our prices, for the first time since we opened over three years ago.

Our daily price - for hot-desking and workshop access - is going up to £10/day. That will have the benefit of separating the full-time and daily prices more, to make people more likely to switch to full-time desks. Obviously, any hot-desk days you've already purchased, but not used, will still be at the old price; and to help current hot-deskers with the transition, you're welcome to purchase a generous block of days at the current price until the end of the month.

The monthly workshop membership is also going up to £50/month. We'd like to thank our existing workshop members by keeping the old price for them until the end of the year.

Finally, we're bringing in a charge for laser-cutter inductions. Getting inducted during Maker Night or Maker Day will of course remain free, but if you need someone to show you how to use the laser-cutters during office hours, there'll be a £20 charge.

Keep spreading the word.

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Week 175 - Getting Press

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 14 October, 7:00pm-9:00pm JavaScript User Group
Wednesday 15 October, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
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Week 174 - Many Visitors From Afar (Well, Outside Liverpool...)

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 06 October, 6:00pm-9:00pm Sewing Club
Tuesday 07 October, 6:30pm-8:30pm Clojure Dojo
Wednesday 08 October, 6:00pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Thursday 09 October, 12:00am-Friday 10 October, 11:59pm TEDxLiverpoolLive streaming some sessions of TEDGlobal
Thursday 09 October, 5:00pm-7:00pm The Insider Guide To Self-Publishing Your Book
Saturday 11 October, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day
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Week 173 - Branching Out Into Less-techie Events

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 30 September, 6:30pm-9:00pm Geek Up
Wednesday 01 October, 5:00pm-8:00pm mySociety Meetup
Friday 03 October, 11:00am-6:00pm IoTBoost - Connected Digital Economy Catapult workshop and showcase
Saturday 04 October, 10:00am-4:00pm Absolute Beginners Arduino
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