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Getting to grips with social media and digital can be a bit of a daunting task for anyone but when you are running a charity or third sector organisation it can be time consuming and confusing to say the least, that’s why we are happy to be involved in organising Liverpool Social Media Surgery.
How Why DIY’s members already deliver a number of education projects from workshops and seminars to social media surgeries and they’re always up for more. So, we have started organising workshops these are offered at different levels both introductory and professional so there is something for everyone.
Our introductory sessions are a perfect way to ignite your passion be it for web development or physical computing and interest is high in learning about new digital technologies.
With the advent of the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms there are interest groups springing up all over the country at the moment, so we have started to offer out workshops that we know people will be interested in.
Drupal for beginners
Social Media for beginners
Wordpress for beginners
Raspberry Pi for beginners
Introduction to Arduino
Free software for beginners
For more in depth training then you’ll be interested in our full day workshops that provide extensive support material and post training support from our Tutors.
Podcasting for professionals
Introduction to Node
So if your interested in getting digital experts to talk to your workforce, community group, school or college class then let us know and our members will deliver.
We’re currently delivering a series of workshops for youth groups which we’ve been developing throughout the year. This exciting range of workshops will cover a variety of topics from Digital Awareness raising, Social Media, Reprogramming your DS, Hacking your Toys and Setting up your own TV channel.
Late last year the members of How Why DIY wanted to create an event called Open Source City
“Open Source City was originally a weekend micro-festival of open source sound & media practice for the 2008 Liverpool City of Culture Programme organised by SoundNetwork and folly”
We tried and we failed to get it off the ground mainly we felt after examining the remnants of grant application forms that we had got bogged down in minutia and had lost sight of the bigger picture. So this year we are taking a wider view and taking the quote below as our initial starting point.
“Tomorrow’s creative economy will require an even richer fusion than today’s of knowledge and skills from individuals who are comfortable working across the boundaries of established disciplines. At all levels in the education system, from school curriculum design to university–business links, the lamb of the arts and humanities must lie down with the lions of digital technology and computer science.” The Manifesto for A Digital Economy report by Nesta
This year we’re looking to create a series of small events and integrate what we are doing into others programmes of activities, as such a very small starting list of ideas are as follows.
Doodads, an exhibition and workshops that demonstrate open source in practice.
A Talk programme on Open Source practice.
A Film Programme looking at culture and technology
A series of documentaries examining the world with a free culture perspective.
So why you ask are we letting you know all this. Well because we are going to need your help to do it – we need people to help formulate programmes and make connections that we are unable to do.
If you are interested in finding out more then let us know firstname.lastname@example.org