New speaker added to list for digital knowledge sharing

We’re delighted to announce that we have secured Andrew Bolster, the director of Farset Labs in Belfast as our third and final participant in our digital knowledge sharing event at Unit 51 on Thursday 29th May.

Andrew will be talking about his experience of founding and growing Farset Labs, a place for creativity and technology tinkering set up in 2012.

Joining him are Paul Hagan is a self described super talented web designer and musician from Liverpool and Matthew Hughes a super talented coder, organiser and  writer for Make Use Of.

So why not join use to hear from such sparkling talent on Thursday 29th at Unit 51.

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Social Media Cafe – the return – for the digitally engaged and the digitally enraged

For the digitally engaged and the digitally enraged – Social Media Cafe – the return

We’ve been holding #SMCLIV as a place for people to share opinions, ideas and knowledge on subjects as wide ranging as Open Data, the Internet of Things, Future Gaming and new Media practices. So this is your place to find out what is going on in the background of the world of digital technology.

We have a exciting couple of speakers for you on the 29th May who will make you think differently.

Paul Hagan: Your app ruined my life 

Matthew Hughes: Why Startups Suck at Talking to the Press

We’re also hoping to bring you a third and possibly a forth speaker but are awaiting confirmation from them.

If you’ve never been before here is the low down. We ask speakers to come along and give talks, sometimes these are suggested to them by us and at other times they suggest a talk to us. Talks are given in a relaxed style where it is more about giving people the opportunity to talk, discuss and learn. At the end of the session we have a Q&A style session.

If you have something to share then why not get your name down on the list of speakers. Please complete the form on the website

We already have a fantastic talk lined up for June so it looks like we are going to be doing this on a regular basis once more.

Time: 6-9pm 29th May

Place: Unit 51, Cafe Jamaica Street, Liverpool

Social Media Cafe Liverpool is free.  

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New #smcliv it’s a time for sharing

There is nothing quite as nice as sharing knowledge and that is definitely why we created Social Media Cafe way back when Twitter was still only Four!!!

So as we said last week we are kicking off again with the mission to demystify the digital world.

New Venue

We’re going to be starting SMCLIV at a brand new venue – I hear many of your cheering – Yes we are going to be at the gorgeous Unit 51 on Jamaica Street, in the Baltic Area. They’ve kindly agreed to stay open late for us. So many thanks to them.


We haven’t set any dates yet but really wanted to get the ball rolling and get it back into your consciousness that are are rising once again. It will be a weekday and one that doesn’t clash with anything else already going on in the now busy digital scene.

SMCLIV Topics 

We have had some great suggestions for topics to cover but we want more (we always want more)  – so if you have a subject matter that you would love to get out into the open then get your name down on the list as a speaker. When we tweeted this morning that we were starting again we had an instant response from someone wishing to talk about Social Media and the Law so don’t be shy and get your talk down fast.

Submit a talk using the form below

You lead the way

When we started in 2010 there were no groups, no meetups or workshops talking to or teaching people about digital technologies here in Liverpool and now there are so many that whatever your digital area of interest there will be a group of people already meeting to discuss it and all you have to do is look. A good place to do that is in the Liverpool Digital Events calendar.

As soon as we have the first event organised we will let you know but stay in touch so you don’t miss it.

See you soon

So the story continues. ..

So we haven’t been here recently? Neither have we you say. Well what’s the news you say. Well the news is that we are getting the band back together as we have recharged our batteries – well I have and are very soon going to be kicking off with another round of Social Media Cafes (even if we’re not sure of the title still)

We have been looking around Liverpool for a suitable venue and if the price is right we should be ready to kick off. WE’ll be looking for your input of course – there is no point us doing this on our own – we all know how that feels. 

So we are slowly straightening our tie, pulling on our socks, slipping into our ill fitting shoes and when we are ready we’ll let you know.

If you have any requests for special events focused on a particular topic then let us know and we will try and arrange.

Quick reseaech questionnaire

If you are a social media manager or manage / work with social media for an organisation please complete our survey (which is rather basic at the moment but we just want to get some baseline data to inform a small research project). I am working with a colleague at the University of Salford on this and we plan to write the results into a more general paper on corporate comms to be presented at the UK Academy of Information Systems conference in April.

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The shape of things to come

Social Media Cafe Liverpool

Social Media Cafe Liverpool

To wrap up the year we have a bit of a departure to our normal format with a bit of future gazing as we invite in the ghost of Christmas Future. Yes we’ll be future gazing as we tuck into mince pies and mulled wine. 

We’ll be rounding up the year with some social media highlights and low lights, as we discuss Walled Gardens from the likes of Facebook, Apple and Windows; the Internet of Things or ubiquitous computing or how everyday items might one day be connected to the internet.

We’ll also be giving away with prizes (cheap ones) for those people and organisations that have rocked our world this year so if you have any suggestions then let us know.

Our speakers will be

Francis Irving from Scraperwiki
Hakim Cassimally – Co-author of The Internet of Things: enchanted objects for people
Alex Moore – Video games: what happens next?
Alex Moore looks at the video games industry, briefly looking at how it got to where it is, and where it might be heading as it responds to the shifts in the computing power available to us.

Your invited to ask questions throughout the evening and if you want to contribute a talk then your are welcome to, just let us know in advance.

We will be having a panel session at the end of the evening, where you are invited to ask any questions that have been raised during the evening or any others that you might bring with you.

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Come along and enjoy the conversations. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine will be obligatory.

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Date: 18th December 2012
Doors Open: 6pm
Talks start: 6.30pm
Close: 9pm
Venue: Static Gallery, Roscoe lane, Liverpool

This event is kindly supported by 
ACME Liverrpool