Events 2012


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.

Tim Hunkin with Luke

Tim Hunkin with Luke

Micro ROV's

Micro ROV’s

 

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 Dublin

Mini Maker Faire Dublin

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.

Manchester Maker Faire

Manchester Maker Faire

 

 

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.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2012

Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2012

Heather trying one of the exhibits

Heather trying one of the exhibits

 

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

Young Rewired State Scotland 1st – 2nd December

I acted as a mentor at the very first YRS Hyperlocal event which was held at The University of Aberdeen. The aim of the event was identifying Scottish open data and fostering young people in Scotland who want to learn to code.Over the weekend of December 1 & 2 2012, we hosted young Scottish coders, aged 18 or under, as they built digital tools: apps, widgets, games and websites – using open Scottish government data.The Prizes and Pizza were kindly sponsored by Internet Light Industries.