Weeknotes

"Week 86"

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 28th January, 7-9pm Maker Night
Tuesday 29th January, 12-2pm PaaS – less sysadmin more code, with Red Hat
Tuesday 29th January, 6:30-9pm Geekup Liverpool: Clojure dojo
"Week 85"

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

  • <amcewen> mcknut++ # Finishing the doughnuts so we don’t have to #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> Back from a lovely Cathedral Valley lunch at the Brink #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> Interesting kick off meeting for a nice little project with @Mudlark and @bbcrd #weeknotes
  • <mcknut> Reached inbox zero for CamViewer problem reports, having responded to 4500! #weeknotes
  • <mcknut> hurrah, fixed CamViewer disconnecting bug number 1, appears to be a small protocol mismatch #weeknotes
  • An IRC exchange…
    • <mcknut> DoESBot: remind me to do geekup email at 10:00
    • <DoESBot> sure
    • <DoESBot> reminder (14:30:23): mcknut not to bother with reminders [from a reminder set the previous day by osfameron – ed]
    • <mcknut> lolz
    • <amcewen> osfameron++ # great comedy timing
  • <notazengarden> Our Nesta bid to deliver Internet of Things workshops to thousands of children is submitted. You can see the video here: https://vimeo.com/57588146 #weeknotes
  • Def-Proc: Don’t know about #Snowmageddon but it’s like working in a snowglobe with these big windows @DoESLiverpool today.
  • <amcewen> It won’t work if I try to use any of it, but my port of @icanicant‘s AtomThreads at least compiles now #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> Rounded the week off with an interesting meeting about encouraging more startups in Liverpool #weeknotes

Coming Up in the Next Week

Last night, sorry! Liverpool Sewing Club
Saturday, 9am breakfast start Saturday Startup Club (sign-up details)
"Week 84"

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 16th January 2013, 6:30-8pm Friends of the Earth
"Week 82 & 83"

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 (or fourteen in this case!). 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

  • < osfameron> ELECTRICITY IS HARD #weeknotes
  • DoESLiverpool: New year, new you, new startup? We’re open for business so come in and hot desk or workshop and get 2013 off to a flying start! #weeknotes
  • WhereDial: Last WhereDial built in 2012 is the first one shipped in 2013, also the first to the US! #weeknotes
  • mcknut: My new year’s resolution may be to always have an iOS app waiting for review. Comedy GPS now, CamViewer tomorrow #weeknotes
  • < DefProc> *has submitted maker faire application* #weeknotes
  • < amcewen> Storing things in /the/ cloud is so last year.  We’ve now got our own cloud at DoES Liverpool #weeknotes
  • < amcewen> Experimenting with Openstack on an old spare server #weeknotes
  • < mcknut> Another version of CamViewer iOS app off for testing and submitted to Apple #weeknotes
  • < mcknut> Another potential New Year’s resolution? finally read The Art of Electronics #weeknotes
  • < amcewen> Top tip: You can greatly increase the speed of your 3D prints by making them hollow when you generate the gcode #weeknotes
  • mcknut: Wow, these people talking about going back to work tomorrow. @DoESLiverpool was unoccupied for *one* day over the “holidays”! #weeknotes
  • mcknut: Goodbye Basic Sat Nav, hello Comedy GPS! Re-branded one of my apps after a few complaints 😉 #weeknotes

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 10th January 2013, 6-9pm Liverpool Sewing Club
Wednesday 9th January 2013, 7-9pm Maker Night
Saturday 12th January 2013, 10am-5pm Maker Day
"Week 81"

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

Nothing. It’s Christmas! We’re closed (although naturally, key-holding members can still get in when the building is open, as usual). Have a good break, and we’ll see you when we reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

"Week 80"

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

  • <osfameron> revising GCSE trigonometry… #weeknotes
  • DefProc: Got to put laser cut christmas trees (http://def-proc.co.uk/b/gmupx ) on this week’s @DoESLiverpool #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> 19 months in, and we finally finish using all the black ABS filament that came with our first 3D printer #weeknotes
  • mcknut: Considering daily wake up tunes for @DoESLiverpool, today’s was “Jackson 5 – I want you back” #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> Getting to know the new neighbours slowly. The little dog’s name is Oscar #weeknotes
  • <mcknut> Time to upgrade numerous blogs to the latest WordPress version (3.5) #weeknotes
  • <osfameron> Learnt how to solder #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> An interesting afternoon meeting with Access 2 Finance chatting about DoES Liverpool, NW Business Angels and more #weeknotes
  • <osfameron> Played with Electric Imp and blogged about it http://book.roomofthings.com/2012/12/14/playing_with_the_electric_imp/ #weeknotes

Coming Up in the Next Week

Monday 17th December 2012, 6-9pm Liverpool Sewing Club
"Week 79"

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.

Things of Note

Coming Up Next Week

Tuesday 11th December 2012, 7-9pm Breakerfaire
Wednesday 12th December 2012, 7-9pm Maker Night
Thursday 13th December 2012, 7-9pm Lean Liverpool
"Week 78"

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.

Things of Note

  • <amcewen> Observed at DoES Liverpool: comparing shopping carts and sharing experiences setting up online shopping #weeknotes
  • @amcewen: Today’s laser experiments at @DoESLiverpool. I for one welcome our felt robot overlords… http://twitpic.com/bh8gzu
  • @paul_furley: @DoESLiverpool Thanks again for everyone’s input at the fantastic startup weekend. Company now launched and open for business! @CustomCocoa
  • <mcknut> achievement unlocked: applied for a trademark #weeknotes
  • @mcknut: @DoESLiverpool after many hours spent laser cutting and soldering in the workshop, I shipped the @WhereDial! #weeknotes
  • <amcewen> Andy Powell has cleared his desk 🙁 Bit of a long commute now from Manchester… #weeknotes

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 2nd December 2012, 6-9pm Liverpool Sewing Club
Saturday 8th December 2012, 10am-5pm Maker Day
"Talking About Ourselves"

One of the things we’re not very good at doing here at DoES Liverpool is talking about what the members of the DoES community get up to. If we were looking for excuses we’d claim it was because we’re called Do Epic Sh…, er, Stuff rather than Talk About Epic Stuff, but it would be better if we could find a way to let people know what we’re up to, and what goes on, without it taking too much effort and getting in the way of all the doing.

So, what we’re going to try is publishing weeknotes. These are a bit like the weekly status reports that you might have had to write for your boss if you’re in a boring corporate job, but hopefully ours won’t be as full of reasons why we haven’t quite hit the latest deadline. It’s something that quite a few different people do, and you can find out more over on http://www.weeknotes.com/

To keep the admin overhead to a minimum, we’re going to note anything weeknote-worthy in IRC (#doesliverpool on irc.freenode.net) or on Twitter over the week by tagging it with #weeknotes (and @DoESLiverpool on Twitter). Then at the end of the week, creating the weeknotes will just be a case of searching for everything with that tag, and copying it into a blog post.

So, don’t expect glorious long-winded prose, but do expect at least some hints as to what goes on at DoES Liverpool…

"Next Two Weeks at DoES Liverpool"

This Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October are BarCamp Liverpool 3! This should be a great and interesting event and all are welcome to sign up. However it will restrict the amount of space we have for workshop and hot desk usage. If you really want to visit then let us know and we’ll try to squeeze you in, but your best option is to take the day off and visit BarCamp 🙂

http://barcampliverpool2012-doesblog.eventbrite.com

Next Friday 19th October we’re having a lot of visitors from a local agency coming to use our workshop. They haven’t requested exclusive use but if you have any urgent need to use our equipment then you might be better to visit another day.

More positive news is that to celebrate Ada Lovelace day, recognising women in STEM, business and entrepreneurship we’ll be having a free day next Tuesday 16th October. The day will be free access for everyone so come down for some hot desking or to use our workshop. You don’t even need to bring cake!

Finally, I just wanted to mention that if you haven’t visited in a while you should really come by and see some of the changes we’ve made. Back in July we expanded into another room and moved the workshop equipment through to there. We’ve also just had a new kitchen fitted which is exclusively for our use. These changes have resulted in a much nicer clean & quiet environment for co-working, and a vastly improved dedicated workshop with some new equipment.

We hope to see you soon, and please do tell your friends!

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