Other comics artists and writers will be there throughout the day. Some scanning/photography equipment will be available for final submission to the 24-Hour Comics Day web-site. Free Wi-Fi will be available to all participants, plus you can chill out in our games lounge!
Snacks and drinks will also be on offer, so please consider making a small donation to the venue in return. Doors will open at 10am on Saturday 4th October, and participants are free to come and go throughout.
At last month’s Town Hall, our proposal for the creation of a Non-Executive Manager (NEM) role within Farset was ratified unanimously by the community, and as such has been added to the Operations Manual (that link may break in the next few weeks, please let us know if we don’t notice it!).
NEMs are mini-directors with responsibility of awareness in limited fields, eg Projects, Digital Infrastructure, Events, Facilities
Not legally liable to the company
Looking for volunteers; one role (Digital Infrastructure) already selected.
If interested, email email@example.com and keep next Monday from 8pm free.
A few weeks ago we sent out survey requests to anyone who’d attended (and registered) to our CoderDojo programme since day one.
This was so we could get a better handle on what we were doing well, and maybe not so well, and was also intended to answer one simple question; which day is better to run it. I’ll not be making any grand analysis yet as I believe the results tell their own story.
If you’d like to add your thoughts, the poll is still open, but we’ll be feeding these findings back into our plan going forward and will let you know any changes ASAP.
What day of the week works best for you and your family to attend the Dojo in the evening
We intentionally restricted the options in this question to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday as Wednesday is already reserved for free for any usergroup that wants to hold an event, and Saturdays are too high value for hackathons and other events to block book.
How did you hear about the Farset Labs Dojo?
How safe did you feel at the Dojo?
How would you rate the venue/location?
How much, if at all, would you be willing to pay to attend this event in future?
What did you like about the Dojos?
my son loves it, he is able to talk to people and ask questions that i can’t answer.
Great engagement between mentors and kids.
really well informed savvy help. , please take a sweetie from the tin.
Helpful mentors, creative learning.
Good range of topics and interested children
Nice friendly atmosphere with people actively offering their skills and knowledge
<My son> loved it, liked the support & small group.
The informality and enthusiasm.
The very young age group.
What did you dislike about the Dojos?
Inconsistency of delivery.
Disappointing range of mentors, lack of organisation
It can seem slightly disorganised at times
There is nothing that I dislike, and it is important that they continue. I am just more committed to the larger scale and structure of the BMC dojos.
We need a structured programme with lessons i.e. syllabus etc.
Would you like to say anything else about the Dojos? Good bad or ugly we want your feedback! Have the Dojo’s “changed”, if you went before, what stops you now? Anything, everything, we need your advice!
I think this is a great opportunity for young people to learn the language and skills associated with computer programming that can only help them in the future, although i fear some children under 14 will not be able to avil of this oppertunity because of the supervision rule, parents from areas of deprivation find it more difficult to take thier children to these places because of other family commitments etc
Seemed more controlled before the Summer.
I come in from the country. It would help to be able to pre-discuss and maybe book extra help time.
Would love to go back regularly but Friday PM is not a good time for us.
Small groups are great but have you thought about informing schools about it? You might be able to help more kids. Maybe also ni4kids? Very difficult for parents to find out about technology related clubs for kids, found out through a colleagues husband. Thought the mentors were lovely & understanding of my sons needs.
Just keep reminding me of events at Farset. I need to get more stuff into my calendar.
Even as we count down to our Steampunk-themed birthday party this weekend (Tickets still available btw), we were approached to host one of the more esoteric events of the calendar; a Steampunk LARP.
LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing, and can be summarised as a cross between a costume party and an immersive acting improvisation session, with a dash of D&D thrown in, usually involving either historical, fantastical, or ‘alternate histories’ scenarios playing out with a cast of costumed characters imagining themselves in the part.
So on September 28th, we’ll be playing host to…
Steel and Water
It’s 1882 and Belfast sits proudly as the de facto capital of The Federated Northern Isles. Its docks bustle with trade from Scandinavia, Russia, the Americas and North Africa and the populace thrives within the established social classes of Tin, Brass, Silver and Gold. Boasting the worlds first subterranean, submarine public transit system and home to some of the worlds grandest and finest engineering Belfast is the very model of a modern city. However, civilisation and endeavour always come at a price and must always face trials; alongside glorious and novel developments come novelties that are darker and less palatable.
Steel and Water is an immersion roleplay experience in which you become your steampunk persona and face the challenges of an advanced and alternative Belfast.
Booking coming soon, updates here and on Facebook.