Code Retreat 21st April Aberdeen
Organised by Steve Milne and Bruce Scharlau.
From the event website
“Code Retreat is very much a coders event. We tackle a single problem in pairs, writing code for 40 minutes before having a quick review, deleting our code, swapping pairs, and starting again.” It was a fun day writing code to create Conway’s game of life
Mini Maker Faire Derby 2nd – 3rd June
Another long trip south. The Maker Faire was held in the Derby Silk Mill. All exhibitors were offered a tour around the closed off parts and the railway museum. Nearly 1000 people attended this two day event. Of particular interest was a talk by Tim Hunkin and the amazing machines he makes for his amusement arcade.
Mini Maker Faire Dublin 14th July
A trip over the water to the first Dublin Mini Maker Faire. Hosted at the Science gallery. Over 5,500 people attended
Mini Maker Faire Manchester 28th – 29th July
Held in MOSI this two day event was on a grand scale and spread out over a couple of buildings on the MOSI site. We watched the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic games the night before in our hotel room.
Mini Maker Faire Brighton 8th September
A return to Brighton for another successful Maker Faire. This really is one of my favourite Faires. This time I took my other daughter Heather with me. It was amazing how every time I left the stand and came back there were always group of young men gathered around.
Northern Lights Conference 23rd November
The Northern Lights conference returned for its second year. Again as last year there was a good mix of speakers and something of interest for everyone