Free Training for Business Down at Farset Labs

Cloud-Computing5What’s on Offer?

FREE “IT for Business” training sessions down at Farset Labs – Weavers Court.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who is self employed or working in a trading business with less than 50 employees
Participants are required to commit to attending at least 6 of the sessions over the next few months.

When are sessions running?

2 sessions will be running every Tuesday for the next few months starting 22nd October,
Introduction sessions will be run on Tuesday 15th October.
Session 1 – 3pm – 5pm for those able to be released from work
Session 2 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm for those who are free after hours

How much?

Training is FREE,  all you need to bring is yourself and fill in some paperwork on the first 2 weeks and every week that you attend.  There will be a maximum of 7 spaces per session,  and the subjects for the upcoming weeks can be set by the group.

What can be covered?

Training subjects can be decided by the session members.
Topics including but not limited to: –
  • Digital Marketing (Social Media and Communication Strategy)
  • Business Process Improvement (Process Mapping and Planning)
  • Project Management & Collaboration Tools (Project Management / Planning, Evernote, Google Suite, Basecamp, Zoho)
  • Introduction to Content Management Systems (WordPress,  Joomla, Magento)

What do I need?

People need to bring a laptop,  tablet,  smartphone, pen, paper and themselves.

To Register

Contact James Gumble – jgumble@serc.ac.uk

3D Printer Fund – Sponsume

This morning, we’re launching our first crowd-funding drive to raise £2000 for 3D printing facilities in the space.

Since before day one, a 3D printer has been on the minds of the community (and plenty of people who have said that they would join the community if those facilities were available), and now, we’re ready to rock! Continue reading 3D Printer Fund – Sponsume

Farset Labs plays host BBC Creative Collisions Clinic

There’s just two weeks left to submit your ideas for the BBC Creative Collisions 2012 Media Innovation Award.

The Award is your chance to develop the broadcast technologies of the future, with the opportunity to win tailored development support from BBCNI, Invest NI and DCAL, as well as the unique opportunity to pilot your solution on BBCNI’s media platforms

If you need help with your application, or just want to bounce your ideas around, Farset Labs are hosting a drop-in support clinic next Thursday 19th from 12pm till 2pm in the event space.

If you want more information about the Creative Collisions award, check out www.creativecollisions.co.uk or email creative.collisions@bbc.co.uk. If you just want to keep tabs on the programme, follow the hashtag #CC2012NI

 

Nearly There! Updates and Donation Request


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Keeping even the small initial community involved in the development process is essential.

Things have been moving fairly quickly (compared to the normal speed of Northern Irish progress), but it’s about time we made a public update.

Due to the practicalities of developing something like this, a lot of the day-to-day development of Farset Labs has been done with little publicity. This was to maintain clear communication within the launch-community and worked really well in fleshing out the ideas for the space, the community, and the projects involved.

Special thanks must go to the members of Queen’s University Engineering, Science and Technology Society (QUESTS) for letting Farset Labs fly under their wing initially, and to Ben Bland, Eoghan Murray, Matt Campbell, and David Kane, who between them have been instrumental in getting this far.

Even beyond the ‘regular’ group, there’s been a large amount of input from the community at large, through our IdeaScale, where you can vote on and submit ideas for the space, on everything from equipment purchasing to governance strategies. Continue reading Nearly There! Updates and Donation Request