Week 355 – Launching Our Crowdfunder

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 26 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Thursday 29 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

WE’RE MOVING TO THE TAPESTRY OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND!

Lots of progress and lots that we still need your help with!

The networking is almost finished – Mike and JR have been working tirelessly to flood the space with Cat6 cables, and the Internet feed is in (although not connected up yet).  The building work will all be finished this week, with most of the walls already up and just a few still needing sanding before they’re ready to be painted.

There were a bunch of us in over the weekend painting, with good progress made on the meeting room and one side of the main space.  Still the workshop rooms and the wall between the events room and Room 29 co-working to do.

We are vacating Gostins over the Easter weekend, so we need as many hands as we can get to help with everything that needs doing.

There will be people painting and prepping things at the Tapestry every evening this week, and there’ll be all manner of moving, painting and help needed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Let Jackie know what your availability is, or just turn up at The Tapestry any time after 10am any of the days over the weekend, or drop us a line at hello@doesliverpool.com.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry label on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

Our Crowdfunder Campaign

To help pay for all the costs of the move we’re running a Crowdfunder campaign.  We need your money and, more importantly, your help in getting word out about it.

We’ve got off to a good start and have hit 60% of our target already!  There are three weeks left to run, but we’ll be entering the mid-campaign lull and so need to keep making noise about it and reaching out beyond the immediate community.

Please share it with people you know, email them, tweet about it, post on Facebook or Instagram… it all helps, even if you think you don’t know many people, you’ll know different people.  Plus if you tag the DoES Liverpool accounts in any of your social media posts it lets DoES and others share your post too, so giving us more impact than if you just copy one of the DoES posts.

So, get as many people as possible too visit http://bit.ly/DoEpicFunding!

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there’s something you’d like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 221 open, 498 closed

19 new issues:

Featured issue: Distribute new flyers/posters to places we can advertise. Can we move this on or close it?

17 issues closed:

Thanks amcewen, johnmckerrell, zarino!

Community Content

DoES exists to support the community that uses DoES. If you use DoES, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to DoES, you can email hello@doesliverpool.com with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what epic stuff happens at DoES!

Week 354 – Museums, Mesh Networks, Moving and More

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

Wednesday 21 March, 6:30pm-8:00pm Friends of the Earth
Thursday 22 March, 7:00pm-8:00pm Community Meeting
Thursday 22 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

As you can see above, the fit-out works are in full flow. This week is likely to be all about the painting, so if you can wield a paintbrush and have some spare time then let us know. There’ll be people working there tomorrow (Tuesday) and Thursday and over the weekend.

We’ll also be launching our Crowdfunder campaign this week to help pay for all the work that needs doing and to make the new DoES Liverpool even more epic! Keep an eye out on social media and the Google Group to hear when it goes live, then dig deep and spread the message far and wide!

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry label on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there’s something you’d like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 219 open, 481 closed

17 new issues:

Featured issue: Improve workshop accessibility. Can we move this on or close it?

3 issues closed:

Thanks johnmckerrell, ajlennon, amcewen!

Community Content

DoES exists to support the community that uses DoES. If you use DoES, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to DoES, you can email hello@doesliverpool.com with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what epic stuff happens at DoES!

Week 353 – Decommissioning Six-year-old Sensors

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 12 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm Wearables Group
Thursday 15 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

We made an impressive start to moving things over, with lots of people volunteering on Saturday and Sunday to lift and shift.  We got everything from the staging room taken across to the Tapestry and packed down the rest of DoES Liverpool to a bare-bones operating level.

Everything at the Tapestry is just in storage, as there’s still plenty of building, painting and running of cables to be done.

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry label on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there’s something you’d like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 205 open, 478 closed

4 new issues:

Featured issue: Log and Catalogue All Items During Move. Can we move this on or close it?

1 issue closed:

Thanks magman2112!

Community Content

DoES exists to support the community that uses DoES. If you use DoES, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to DoES, you can email hello@doesliverpool.com with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what epic stuff happens at DoES!

Week 352 – Still Working, Alongside Move Preparations

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

Wednesday 07 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm Liverpool Linux User Group and IoT Liverpool combined meetup
Thursday 08 March, 9:00am-6:00pm Jelly Liverpool
Thursday 08 March, 6:30pm-9:00pm Maker Night
Saturday 10 March, 10:00am-5:00pm Maker Day

The Big Move

With our move to the Tapestry looming, we’re including a brief update on how things are going each week.

As you will no doubt have seen, we’re moving into the help wanted phase, so if you can pack, carry, paint, drive… then we want you!

It will still be weeks before we leave our current home in Gostins, so don’t worry about coming in to use the facilities, but there’ll be less and less of the non-essentials knocking around as time goes on 🙂

The toilets are now fitted in the new space, and so the landlord’s fit-out is into the final stretch with the electrician on site wiring up many, many sockets.

We’re also readying a crowdfunding campaign, so those of you who can’t come and paint can just shower us with riches instead so we can afford to make the next iteration of DoES Liverpool the best it can be.  Keep an eye out for that at the start of next week!

There are lots of things to do, both with the move and in preparation for the move. If you want to help out, check the DoES Move The Tapestry label on the Somebody Should issue list, or get in touch.

Somebody Should

The DoES Liverpool to-do list is stored in the issues of our Somebody Should repository on github. Head over there if there’s something you’d like to report, or if you want to help out fixing things.

See all the issues…

Issue counts: 202 open, 477 closed

9 new issues:

Featured issue: Dinky Kindle should be more intelligent. Can we move this on or close it?

4 issues closed:

Thanks ajlennon, amcewen!

Community Content

DoES exists to support the community that uses DoES. If you use DoES, then you are part of that community. If you would like to publicise something related to DoES, you can email hello@doesliverpool.com with the formatted content for us to use as a new blog post. Tell us what you’re up to, and we’ll show the world what epic stuff happens at DoES!

Call to Action! – Volunteers wanted

Hopefully everybody knows by now that we’re moving to The Tapestry later this month. As you can imagine, there’s a lot still to do before we get there, so if you’re part of the DoES community, can paint, drive, or carry stuff and are available any weekdays or weekends during March or April then please get in touch (via email, Twitter, Instagram or in person).

We’ll then add your details to this hi-tech list so we can contact you about how you can help:

We also have a ‘Somebody Should’ issue tracker on GitHub, where you can sign up for at specific issues (and raise issues yourself for anything that you think needs looking at). If you haven’t signed up yet, then there’s some instructions here.

See you all soon then …