Posts Tagged ‘Staffs’

Meet you in Tunstall

November 2, 2011

Things are moving ahead slowly (very slowly, but I’ve been a bit too busy lately). We have the new space in Tunstall at TECC, where we have a temporary bench for making and hacking until they get the grant to expand the internal space, when we will have even more facilities.

We need to start meeting and making regularly, so I’ve put up a poll on Doodle to see which week(s) in the month, and what times, suit people.

http://www.doodle.com/mbem893qgmukcr7f#table

Please fill in your availability – the hackspace won’t gt anywhere without you!

We’d also like to run some weekend events, such as Howduino, to draw in a broader local audience. All suggestions welcome 🙂

http://twitter.com/hsNW

http://groups.google.com/group/potteries-hackspace

http://groups.google.com/group/potteries-hackspace

A Hackspace for the Potteries

May 5, 2010

A brief write-up, but it’s getting late 😉
North Staffs’ inaugural GeekUp meeting attracted people from Liverpool, Cheshire & Stoke-on-Trent to discuss setting up local hackspaces. Present were:
Adrian McEwen
Dave Verwer
Tom Bloor
Dan Smith
Alex Beech
Charlie Owen
Dave Roberts
Mark Brereton
Robert Marshall
Kay Foulkes
& Richard Smedley
With apologies from Carl Plant.
Mark Brereton is involved in the Empty Shops initiative in Hanley, as well as various arts projects re-purposing old buildings in Burslem. He put the group onto a couple of good possible venues for Potteries Hackspace, and discussion soon moved to how to finance and expand the space.
Attendees were particularly keen to set up education events to get the young generation hacking – watch this space for more news, or subscribe to the new Google group.

Where Cheshire meets Stafforshire Moorlands…

May 1, 2010

Where Cheshire meets Stafforshire Moorlands, close to the borders with Shropshire & Derbyshire, there’s a hackspace meeting at the most southerly part of the North-West: Alsager.

Come along to The Lodge, Alsager 7pm, Weds 5th May, 2010 – a hackspace is not just a building, but a group of interested people, so we need you all 🙂
We have a function room booked, with WiFi & projector.

A hackspace, for new readers, is a building (or room) where people can play creatively with technology: just let your imagination take you where it will. Everything from arduino-powered robots to circuit board jewellery.

This meeting is organised with GeekUp, a social network of Web professionals and technically curious people, but is open to all. Just turn up on the night, we’ll be there until at least 10pm. However, if you want to RSVP, visit: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/5750401/

For those not familiar with GeekUp, here’s some info:

“What is GeekUp?

“GeekUp is a community of web designers, web developers, and other
tech-minded folk from the UK. It’s a grassroots knowledge sharing and
networking social for folks involved or interested in the web and
technology industry. Monthly events take place in Chester, Leeds,
Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Sheffield.

“Who can attend GeekUp?

“While the focus for GeekUp is predominately web related anybody
involved in the technology industry is more than welcome to attend a
GeekUp. The monthly events are free, we just ask that you buy your
own beer.”

Easy to get to by train from Crewe & Stoke. Hope to see some of you there    🙂