Categories
Events

FailFast: Come and Play with Ideas on Makers’ Day, part of Belfast Design Week

Fail fast, fail cheap. Or is it “fail fast, fail often”? On Saturday, 7 Nov we’re uniting with some of our friends, including The Design Salon and The Potting Shed, for an all-day event, as part of the first ever Belfast Design Week. You’re invited to join us in a creative, hands-on, welcoming environment, as we all take the journey from idea […]

Categories
Events

Making it Through the Third Industrial Revolution

Digitisation is transforming our world and it is the communities of curious, creative people – like those who gather in makerspaces – who are best-placed to thrive after the dust settles. Update: link to presentation slides on SlideShare My friends at the youth-led Create conference generously invited me to speak to their audience of a […]

Categories
News

Welcome a New Director of Farset Labs and Some Parting Thoughts from an Old One

With my imminent departure for Nicaragua looming, I have the immense honour of welcoming Conor Robinson as our new incoming director, having been voted-in by the community. Conor, congratulations and welcome to the fray. I did a little air-punch when I saw that Conor had registered for election. Now Farset is getting an upgrade: replacing […]

Categories
Events

Thinga-me-GIGs: Gathering the Internet of Things Community

I can’t wait for the Internet of Things, it’s gonna be epic. Wait, no, it’s already here. But it’s gonna be cooler next year, right? The connected world has been shifting from bits to atoms for a while and it feels like we’re finally riding over the edge of a kind of Cambrian Explosion of […]

Categories
Events

Get Kids Coding, Designing and Building This Summer 2014 with Our Special Four-Week CoderDojo Course

  Summer can be either be downtime or uptime for kids, families and businesspeople alike. For our members who volunteer to run CoderDojo at Farset Labs it could have been a good time to chill out. But noooooo, they’ve only gone and made more work for themselves. This July and August, bring your kids to […]

Categories
Events

Gathering of Lightning – 5 June 2014

Gather one and all, for another round of lightning talks at Farset Labs! As ever, we’re keen for people to raise their hands either as speakers or audience. If you’ve never been to one of our GoL nights before, it’s an easy intro to the community. Past talks have ranged from Quantum Physics to baking, […]

Categories
Events

We Need to Talk about how BIG this Big Data thing really is

Yes folks, 2014 is Belfast’s first year hosting a Big Data Week, brought to us by our buddies at Analytics Engines. And we have the privilege of holding the last event in the series, at 18:00 on Fri 9 May. Anyone with a techie interest is welcome. There’ll be content for all knowledge levels and of […]

Categories
Fundraising News

Mmmmmm, Free Pi

So far we’ve run this crazy ship on the tireless input of a bunch of visionary volunteers. I am in a constant state of wonder and gratitude for this continued effort. Nobody asks for thanks in return but it’s always nice when the good karma pays off a little. The Hello World Foundation is kindly sending us […]

Categories
News

Please Welcome Intel to the Farset Family

We’re very pleased to publicly announcee our new corporate member… [drum roll]… Intel. Welcome to the family! Intel hopes that supporting Farset Labs will help to build close relationships with the local technology community and open opportunities to collaborate on innovative projects. Similarly, we’re keen to act as a link between the industrial sector and […]

Categories
Events

Raspberry Jam Round-up

For any visionary, dreamer or hapless idiot trying to drive societal change, there can be few things more vindicating than the sight of school-age kids teaching adults how to do things. I wandered into our Raspberry Jam event on Saturday and felt the status bar on my Hope Drive stretch out a little, maybe from […]

Exit mobile version